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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2009
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    Also, I'm using the mac at work
    Oh, poor thing. Look directly above the photo on the flickr page, there's a button with a little magnifying glass and "all sizes". Click that, and it'll take you to a page with an image and, if you're logged in to flickr, below the image (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page) "To link to this photo on other websites you can either:" and two options. Use the 2., just the image url.
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      CommentAuthorLissa77
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2009
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    Victory! Thanks for the help! And Apple can bite me. >:(
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    Hey, Melissa. Glad to see you found your way over.
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      CommentAuthorLissa77
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2009
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    Hello Warren. Thanks for the invite. :) Excited to find my way around this place.
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    freakangels/whitechapel and bleedingcool are now on different servers. we should be over the occasional slowdowns we've had the past couple months. (no jinx, no jinx, no jinx)
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2009
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    Hey, it seems there's been an upswing in WCers making things, be it books, photos, music, whatnot. Would it be a good idea to have a new category (DO ANYTHING?) for these projects, as they tend to drop off the front page pretty soon nowadays?
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    I also think this would be a good idea.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    I'm sure the last time I edited my Weaponizer thread, I was able to change the title - but I can't find the right button to do that today. Any advice? I want to change the title to mention the Logo Design Challenge - thought that was better than starting a new thread. Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    You just need to edit the first post in the thread, Bram -- the little "edit" link top-right of the post.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
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    Thanks Ariana
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      CommentAuthorteasmaid
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
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    I'm trying to use the member map but it seems to be borked. I can get a map when using any filter except for the member or all roles filters. When I try to use those two, it's blank. It's always worked for me in the past, just wondering if something may have been changed? Maybe it's something my Antipodean brain can't grasp!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
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    I think the Member Map has just hit the wall of usability on the full view. I never expected it to last this long, even -- it was mostly just a way to see locations on *individual* pages -- I knew once it hit a certain saturation it would choke on trying to load them *all*. I'll probably pull the full-view link later this week.
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      CommentAuthorteasmaid
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
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    I thought that may be it, thanks Ariana.
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    So, I have a few questions for Ariana about the design of Shivering Sands, but don't know the best method of communication - I'd rather it not be a thread. Would I be better off starting a Twitter account, or is there a contact email that I've blissfully sailed by?
    Or, if you like, email me: meaninglessnoise (at) gmail. Cheers! (Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask.)
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2010
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    If you've got questions to which the answers come in at under 140 chars, or want to suggest specific process topics you'd like to see blogged at arianaosborne.com (of which there's already quite a bit, might be worth a look), then twitter's your best bet, yes. But if you're looking for the answers to multiple and general design questions, opening a thread might do you better in the long run, as I'm not the only designer on whitechapel, and I doubt you're the only one with questions...!
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    Oh, I've done quite a bit of browsing of your site, indeed. More like my question was: I'm designing a short story collection, and was looking through Shivering Sands as "a way it was done extremely well." I wanted to know, on a personal note, where the line was between "designing a new thing influenced by a particularly talented designer" and "being a jerk because I totally ripped of Ariana's design." I know I'm not being very specific. Sorry.
    I was discussing design ideas with my brother and he quite astutely pointed out that asking you directly may be the right way to go about things.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2010
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    Hm. Well, if you're just aping a layout because it looks good somewhere else -- without having put any thought into the why or how it fits your content -- then it's going to look flat and ripped off anyway, you're doing yourself no favors. If you're examining a design -- applying some of the relevant styles to your own content because they make sense in context and adding your own touches to make it unique to you -- then you're doing what every designer ever did when starting out, because that's how we learn. The line is where you stop learning yourself and start copying others to save yourself some thinking or work.
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    Well, yes. I think that's what I'm doing (applying styles that work, because they also look good with my content). I'm not trying to save myself learning as much as I'm just trying to be aware of the the "being a jerk" threshold. There are just very specific design choices that I think look great in Sands and I'm considering commandeering them for my purposes -- the rest of the design is all my doing. This is all so far out in the future anyway (hopefully done by Christmas), I may change everything before I finish the book. Thanks for the rapid response, though.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
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    Any chance of Saturday Night Open Mic coming back? Kind of miss it.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
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    ^This.