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Iconza enlargement

Denis Kortunov, 17 November 2009 Comments (0)

Good news from Iconza — now it features 42 more icons! Painting these icons in difference colors and changing their sizes will give you thousands of alternatives! They are free as always. Stay healthy, munch on carrot and use Iconza’s icons.

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404 Festival really rocked!

Denis Kortunov, 1 October 2009 Comments (0)

Festival 404

Recently Samara hosted a grandiose event – 404 web developers’ festival! The event took place in the luxurious interiors of Holiday Inn hotel. We have enjoyed many reports, talks and conversations, master classes and acquaintances. This time around our company was helping the guys from Dominion in setting up the event. First, we were getting ready, then we worried a lot and later shuttled back and forth at the conference. Only now, that the festival is over, we are resting pleased and relaxed.

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Turboflag

Denis Kortunov, 22 September 2009 Comments (0)

Turboflag

The walls of our cozy office are decorated with many different flags and banners. So where do they come from? The answer is simple: if any of our Turbomilkers goes somewhere, he comes back with a flag of that place. Today we failed to follow this tradition and added yet another flag without having someone travel for it. Now we have our own corporate banner or Turboflag. Hurrah?!

Renewed site running WordPress

Dmitri Joukov, 15 September 2009 Comments (2)

Yesterday we launched the renewed version of our site. Although the main upgrade is concealed from the eyes of regular users: we changed the site’s platform. We used to have MovableType and now we moved to WordPress. We also renewed our home page to feature larger and more vivid pictures and slightly updated the portfolio section.

Please keep us posted on any bugs and/or errors at ufo@turbomilk.com or through the contact form at the top.

Pig Radio

Dmitri Joukov, 25 August 2009 Comments (0)

Pig Radio

We honestly loved Seven Skies radio for a long time, but it bothered us. Too much jazz and abstruse music. We need something simple and morden. Meet, today we’re listening to a great Pig Radio (audio-stream).

Fusion Ads

Denis Kortunov, 5 August 2009 Comments (3)

Fusion AdsTurbomilk: Custom icon design for websites, mobile and desktop applications. We at Turbomilk decided to join the hordes of banner advertisers considering banners to be the most classical and fair way of advertising. We ended up choosing Fusion Ads banner network for our campaign. No flash, no animation, just a static picture. Madness?! You could say that. But what a campaign!

Iconfinder meets Iconza

Denis Kortunov, 16 June 2009 Comments (0)

Iconfinder meets Iconza Now Iconza’s icons are available in Iconfinder, the icon search engine. But they are not merely lying around there. You can recolor them right on the search engine results page. Originally the Iconza’s icons are depicted in Gothic black and a special switch serves for selecting the right color. We also would like to use the opportunity to give our best to the creator of Iconfinder Martin Leblanc.

Iconza

Denis Kortunov, 26 May 2009 Comments (0)

Iconza We have launched a new Turboproject called Iconza with a whiskered carrot for a logo. In essence it is a set of royalty-free icons but it is not as simple as it looks. You can recolor and resize the icons right on your screen!

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Everything should change

Dmitri Joukov, 21 May 2009 Comments (0)

We have invented something special here in Turbomilk and even shot a video about it. We won’t show it, because it’s not ready yet. However, we will show you a short teaser that really does not tell you a thing :)

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Radio Seven Skies

Dmitri Joukov, 28 April 2009 Comments (1)

Radio Seven Skies We love music very much. We even have a dedicated music server. Tastes differ however and we failed several times creating a one-type-suits-all music background in our office. Online radio Seven Skies reconciled this problem and we keep tuning in to this wave for three consecutive weeks non-stop. And how does your office sound like?

ReMIX 09

Denis Kortunov, 17 April 2009 Comments (0)

ReMIX 09A delegation of three brave Turbomilkers will descend at ReMIX’09 web conference to be held in Moscow on April 20, 2009. And we will not only be engaged in hearing the reports. Denis Kortunov will give his answers to the questions of participants of the “Interactive web” worshop at 5:00 pm. By the way, Turbomilk acts as an information partner of ReMIX.

Designcollector 6

Dmitri Joukov, 6 April 2009 Comments (0)

Back in 2004 Arseniy from Designcollector asked for a favicon designcollector favicon for their project. Since then we are connected by not just hyperlinks but also by warm friendly relations. This year Designcollector celebrates its sixth anniversary. The guys have setup a little contest with some invited guests. We have also participated in it!

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MIX 09 Live

Denis Kortunov, 19 March 2009 Comments (0)

I finally reached Las Vegas and now joined the MIX 09 conference, which has just begun. Expect a number of reports on design and interfaces (lots of designers among participants). The conference features the online video broadcasting from the event. I will be taking pictures and Turboflikring it as it progresses.

MIX 09, March 18-20, Las Vegas

Denis Kortunov, 10 March 2009 Comments (0)

MIX 09So it happens that I will visit MIX 09, the conference that will be held in March 18–20 in Las Vegas. As a rule, the designers get bored at the events organized by Microsoft due to the high level of technicality. But this time we are promised quite the opposite — a lot of reports on the subject of design, social networks and the future of the Web.

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remix.ru

Denis Kortunov, 2 March 2009 Comments (0)

ReMIXThe delegation from Turbomilk had tons of fun at ReMIX last year. Therefore, it was out pleasure (and honor) to make a modest contribution into setting up ReMIX’09: we have drawn remix.ru, which is not really a site but a stub in Windows 7 logon screen style.

New Apple’s Safari is catching up!

Dmitri Joukov, 26 February 2009 Comments (0)

New Apple's Safari is catching up! We very much like Google Chrome. Apparently Safari was originally meant to be like Chrome from the interface perspective. As it happened recently, Apple released a new version of its browser resembling Chrome in may interface solutions. Now we are wondering, whether Google has finally became the lawmaker in GUI and Apple was made a sad runner-up?

Turboillustrations

Denis Kortunov, 28 January 2009 Comments (0)

TurboillustrationsWe have decided to significantly improve our web sites’s usability (by 37%) to become even more visitor-oriented (by 59%). For this reason our new designer Evgeniya has come up with a set of rocking illustrations for About Us picturing the hardships of our working days. The verisimilitude of the pictures tops all possible heights. The pictures were drawn on location. Now everyone is clear about what Turbomilk is really up to!

10 Questions on Icon Design — Microsoft Design folks are responding

Denis Kortunov, 27 January 2009 Comments (0)

10 Questions on Icon DesignEvery single designer is dreaming about being involved in creating the original icon set for an operating system. It is far more exciting if the set will be used in a massively distributed system such as Windows. We have uncovered some interviews with people from Microsoft who made their dreams come true. Here, icon masters from Microsoft address 10 most frequently asked questions on design.

Design for iPhone Applications

Denis Kortunov, 14 January 2009 Comments (0)

We are very fond of drawing icons and other graphics for Apple’s iPhone. First, it is very interesting and progressive. Secondly, the result you get is touchable! That’s why if you need graphics for your iPhone application, we have a very special offer for you.

Paper rocket

Denis Kortunov, 26 December 2008 Comments (0)

TurbolauncherOur corporate Turbolauncher is finally materializing! Now everyone can make a symbol of our small but proud company. Developing your fine motor skills and engineering abilities come as a bonus. Check out our special launch pad for details.

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