Google bots now indexing Flash interfaces – designers rejoice

Last night, Google posted an announcement on it’s blog that its search bots can now read Flash. This is a very big deal. Text or links embedded in a flash movie can now be indexed and contribute to the search ranking of the page. Until today, Google and Yahoo’s web crawling robots couldn’t see or ...

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Rich User Experiences in a Text-indexed World

We find that many of our clients are looking for rich brand and user experiences typcially afforded by Flash – but also absolutely require text-based search engine optimized pages. Until search engines can reliably read and extract the semantic meaning from images and flash movies this will always be a conflict. But with some skill, ...

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Visual browsing with SearchMe and PicLens

The startup search engine with the slick coverflow user interface SearchMe yesterday launched a raft of new features. Fly-through web searching and browsing sites like SearchMe and PicLens aren’t going to replace the current click-and-load model of information foraging on the web. Google with it’s text snippets is faster and more efficient for text searches ...

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MySpace and Sequence

While the social media arena has seen its share of contenders, MySpace remains the most heavily trafficked site on the web, and easily the largest in its class. Therefore it’s no wonder when the networking giant makes a change, people notice. Today MySpace launched improvements to its design and architecture. And now that the proverbial ...

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The evolution of online graphic designers

When the web started to become a business and marketing tool that needed to look professional and eventually have a ‘wow’ factor, graphic designers were quick to respond. Their core skills around typography, color, layout and overall branding mixed with the underlying foundation of communication seemed to be the best fit. This fit hasn’t changed ...

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Report from Buenos Aires

Just back from 10 days of recharging my batteries in Buenos Aires – eating, shopping, snapping pictures, and of course, taking in a lot of great architecture, art, and design. Part 1: Idarg — Argentinean Identity On our way to Olsen for drinks, Lea and I came across Nobrand, a shop that is an extension ...

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Sneak peek at Sequence

Here is an inside look at the cultural world of Sequence!

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Give Lorem Ipsum the boot

It’s been said that lorem ipsum (aka Greek text) is a designer’s best friend. After all, it is downright handy to drop in as a placeholder text until final content is ready. As a design tool, there’s nothing better when you need to see how much space 500 words fills up on a page. The ...

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Pink Moon

I love the little books in Continuum Press’ 331/3 Series. Each book is about an album of songs by a different artist. Some are straightforward music journalism – details about recording sessions, biographical information about band members, etc – while others are fictional imaginings of events revolving around a particular recording. I have enjoyed quite ...

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Linden Lab launches the Second Life Grid

Linden Lab (the creator of the hugely popular virtual world Second Life) has been a long-time friend and client of ours, and we were more than happy to help them with a new identity for their latest brand: the Second Life Grid. The Grid is a development platform for educators, businesses and organizations to create ...

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Chevron.com Redesign

Sequence recently redesigned www.chevron.com, corporate web site of the sixth largest company in the world. As part of a major repositioning campaign, Chevron asked us to communicate the theme of “Human Energy” through a totally new approach to their web presence. Chevron is seeking to change negative perceptions about the oil and gas industry by ...

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Welcome to the Sequence blog

Sequence is a collection of designers, information architects, strategists–an unusual group of people with different insights and perspectives. We’re passionate about creating great customer experiences, and exploring the landscape of experience design, strategy and business. We’re hoping this shiny new blog will be a way for us to: Express our passions and share our ideas ...

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