2009 Nissan 370Z | Design Dissected

5 point list for the original Z car

1.) A coupe design for safety and comfort.
2.) A style that would set it apart from other coupes.
3.) A design that allowed part sharing for lower development costs.
4.) An innovative use of design and technology.
5.) It had to be functional and fast.

“The outgoing 350Z was a great attempt to rebirth these original design philosophies… it appears Nissan’s attempted to combat this, shortening the 370Z significantly and returning it to the 99-inch wheelbase, long regarded as the “perfect” sports car wheelbase. This cut in length translates into a lighter, more taught Z; the added horsepower doesn’t hurt either. Katayama would be proud.”

FULL ARTICLE >> 2009 Nissan 370Z Design Dissected

video interview – with canadian car designer, responsible for the actual design of the new 370z – via autonet.ca

12 Unexpected Examples Of Car Part Prostitution

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It’s fairly common knowledge that a $100,000 Corvette ZR1 shares much of its steering wheel with a $20,000 Chevy Cobalt. You can also find a VW key fob swabbed with leather when you ignite the W16 in a Bugatti Veyron, but we wanted to know more. Our friends at The Car Lounge helped a great deal by showing us some of the lesser known “common parts” between the cars below and their more exotic and luxurious brethren.

– – – 12 Unexpected Examples Of Car Part Prostitution

via: jalopnik.com

idgrid v3.0 | new features – part 2

now we can upload and resize pictures directly on site without using an FTP client w. separate login! sweet!!! if you need to know how ask me – dan@idgrid.org

the secret language in product design | gray holland

a periodic table of form | by gray holand
a periodic table of form

:: the secret language of surface in product design | by gray holland

What Surface Continuity is Quietly Telling Us

“Now here’s the rub: How many of these are appropriately utilizing the form language of utility and how many are not? How many are tangentially sculpted because of the tools of creation (tangent-restricted solid modeling software)? How many are consciously designed to produce a relevant user experience? The DeWalt drill of course is right on the mark, the Emeco Navy Chair absolutely shouts utility, and all of the Dyson vacuums are Tangent porn as far as I can tell–functional engineering taken to a styled perversity–but it is the hoards of cell phones, MP3 players, computers, and multitudes of consumer electronics that lack much distinction or differentiation from each other.”

faster | weber

:: weber faster one | it’s all in the name

Tobel, Switzerland – Ever since the Bugatti Veyron hit the scene, super car companies everywhere have been aiming to depose it is the most sought-after speed machine.”

RSS feeds | idgrid

idgrid server | upgrade

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Upgrading WordPress to v 2.7.1 …

… Unpacking the core update

… Verifying the unpacked files

… Installing the latest version

… Upgrading database

WordPress upgraded successfully.

idgid v3.0 | new features – part 1

TAGS

We can tag our posts. This will be very helpful when categorizing links. For general reference on the site. And for people looking for related material. The tag words will appear on the right side on our site.

SCHEDULED PUBLISHING

Also we can now schedule publishing. Lets say… one day you find a couple of cool links, and we want our site to stay fresh. Then you can save your daft and enter a time when those should be published. The server takes care of the rest…

IDGRID is W3C COMPLIANT
idgrid [dot] org passed the W3C Validation Test !
click here for what this means…

NEXT … RSS FEEDS

… stay tuned

Dieter Rams, designer

WordPress version

on Importing Blogger Posts

Looks like we can import the blogger posts using the import blogger tool.

I am going to run this over the weekend and check the results.

for more info check Blogger Import tool page

the new format | idgrid v 3.0

IDGRID on WordPress | launch in space – first flight

this format should make publishing easier, faster, and better looking then before. for now i am testing and checking if its firing proper in all cylinders .

i will update you on some of the features. meanwhile login and feel free to experiment. we are using wordpress installed on our media temple server. next i am looking to setup accounts for all of you.

again, need any info – dan@idgrid.org

WHY WordPress ?

“WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”