Flickr Old Skool Badges, New Edition
Back when Flickr was acquired by Yahoo!, my good friend Dan Rubin created old-skool badges for those who had been around since the early days of Flickr and who were eventually forced to use Yahoo IDs to log in. The “old skool” badge was a symbol for oldtimers, some who were unhappy with the Yahoo ID requirement, others who simply thought it was a nice reminder of how long they’d been a Flickr member.
With today’s brand new Flickr design comes a bigger profile photo, which highlighted just how old the old skool badge really was. 48x48 pixels no longer looks okay, so with Dan’s blessing I recreated the Flickr old skool badges for the modern age, at 500x500 pixels. You can download a Photoshop file of all six badges, and see them in action below or on my Flickr page.
In keeping with Dan’s original work, these badges have no usage restrictions, just credit me and link back here if you alter and redistribute them, and don’t redistribute the original versions (link directly to this blog post).
Download the PSD
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Presentate: Ready for the Stage
We raised a small amount of friends & family money to get us on our way, and bootstrapped a comprehensive editing and publishing platform for presentations. Presentate is more than just a presentation layer in the browser, and more than a creation app. Presentate will also help you become a better presenter, share and connect with your audience, better understand them through powerful analytics, and much, much more.
A sneak preview has been available on presentate.com for a few months. We’ve had thousands of people sign up for our beta, and we're excited to let our early adopters try their hand at making presentations.
While we're opening Presentate up to individuals, we also want to talk with companies to find out more about their needs and wants, and see how Presentate can fit into their workflows. If your company wants to explore a great new way to create and share presentations, make better pitches, and be more effective selling and marketing to customers, get in touch now.
Job opening: Business Development (summer hire or full time)
Additionally, we are looking to fill a Business Development role with someone who is passionate about communication technologies, productivity software, and the presentation space in general. Ideally, this person is a self-starter with previous enterprise sales experience who is interested in being an early hire at a new startup. Are you this awesome person? Reach out! We’re looking forward to meeting you.
Project 365 x 52
A couple of years ago I attempted Project 365, but didn’t quite finish it fully. For 2013 I am trying it again, because my iPhone 5 is a lot more portable than the DSLR I was limited by back then, and allows me to upload on the spot—something which was the main source of interruption last time. I’m also adding a twist: 52 themes, segmenting every week of the year. So this will be my Project 365 x 52, with each original photo uploaded to my Flickr account, and also my Instagram (as long as they behave themselves).
This post will be updated as weeks go by and more themes get decided upon. I may open it up for requests on Twitter from time to time, we’ll see.
- Urban Elements
- San Francisco
- The City
- Fun with friends