Malaysians are encountering the worst case phenomenon of a natural disaster. On 26th December 2004, a day after Christmas where everyone is jolly and merry turned to tears and bitter sadness. News broke in of Penang being hit by a tidal wave. News by mouth or handphone break out from friends residing there. Malaysia suffers a natural disaster that hasn’t occured to us. As quoted in CNN, its one of the worst quakes to hit in 40 years.
Death numbers are still coming in as massive heights of sea water wipes our shores that were once safe. Today, as the hour strikes 12, we enter a new year. Not really to be happy about but to be mourning and having a moment of silence for all family’s victims. Other than Malaysia, much worst countries enduring this disaster are Indonesia, India and Thailand.
Therefore, friends and foes, I post before you as a neutral ally to join hands and pause at the keyboard a moment. Let us take time and think of ways to contribute back to society other than combining our silent prayers. *pauses*
My resolution or dreams for 2005, to achieve that degree that is equal to a PHD, to make clients understand what is web design about and to handle my life as it comes in this coming year. Let’s welcome this year of 2005 now with open arms and hearts.
p/s: If you can provide any help in Penang, please go over to http://tsunamipenang.blogspot.com Drowning people need you.
I subscribe to the DesignersDepot website for latest updates. Normally I don’t get many excellent ranking websites in the list from my books. However, today was a real treat as the new year approaches. I’m telling you, these websites are awesome. I’ll list the best from the 10 and you count how many are great.
Now, I’m not really sure what this website is about because I was too lazy to read and my P3 500 couldn’t really handle the Flash. However, their usage of the vector arts is superb with a nice touch of 3D I think.
This website looks like the ordinary Jane. However, I give merit to them in the Flash version for their transitions. It’s quite old school but it’s what that make most people not confused. I just opened the Flash version in IE and minus all the points I give them because it launches a ‘full screen’ window. It’s annoying! Oh yeah, I use Firefox. Thank you.
Oh-My-God! This website really takes the cake for me if I wanted beautiful women in lingerie. No, it isn’t a website like Victoria Secret. It’s the website of a photographer, Sacha Dean Biyan. *drool*
From acclaimed Flash company of the century (judged based on the mumbo-jumbo reference by clients), 2Advanced pulls out another winner of a design here. Elegant fruity design that maintains it’s concept. I think they could’ve done so much better with the loading screen but I guess because the client didn’t pay enough, 2A gave them a small dose. Pity..
We head down under with this piece from Australia. This website looks really nice. The color combination is something I couldn’t have thought of better. Easy reading but 1 fatal flaw, not Firefox friendly. Open it in the browser and thee shall heed its wrath.
Reason of these two being together is because their genre is roughly the same. Both were going for the futuristic feel to their website and both had some unique stuff that I liked.
So what are you waiting for? A whole bunch of links on top there for you.