A screenshot says a thousand words. Image searching is better, faster and easier than ever. We can just imagine how they went about the design process and integration, genius!

Mouse over on this report for more detailed descriptions of features. #

... I have a journalism training and even though I recently got into marketing communications, objective reporting is a professional discipline I can't part with.

Therefore, I resolve to share unbiased judgments. Blogger is wonderful, especially with its new themes, friendly and simple CMS, easy design and layout manipulation and almost universal compatibility. But more and more developers and web designers find Wordpress the more flexible and professional platform. It was the first to feature pages and menu options other than posts, and its themes have been the edgier ones around. It is a little more expensive to integrate and institutionalize though, but when one gets it going, it's tops.

I, for one, used Wordpress to develop Tanglaw University Center's new website, keeping in mind that someday I won't be around anymore to keep it up to date. Someone else has to take over, with or without techie skills, and I figured Wordpress is easy enough to learn when it comes to adding content. One problem solved.

Blogger's amazing layout and design GUI was its best advantage. But not anymore.

Hello Wordpress 3.0 Thelonious.

I don't think that type should be expressive at all. I can write the word 'dog' with any typeface but it doesn't have to look like a dog. But there are people that [think that] when they write 'dog' it should bark.
--Massimo Vignelli in Helvetica (2007)
We Filipinos should seriously rethink our typographic sense. I know several good designers who can whip up a couple of amazing posters in an hour but using typefaces that shout or jump. There is almost no grid discipline and no respect for spaces. And there's ubiquitous clip art, an abuse of Photoshop brushes and simplistic vector elements.

A design should breathe easy, but we sense either hyperventilation or asthma.

Perhaps the best examples I can give to prove how much this developing part of the world has to improve on typography are some aesthetically bereft signage.

confusing signpost
Introducing ultra thin, overly scaled type with uneven bars and stems.

Coke sponsored warning
Inconsistent tracking! Sponsored by Coca-cola

MMDA road sign Manila
It's so against pink and irregular that it's deadly.

Philippine Airlines promo PAL Express
Philippine Airlines for the win. Designer was a non-Photoshop, Notepad-user who doesn't know that small caps exist and that it's a sin to impulsively resize an uppercase letter like lowercase ones. #

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