Archive for Technology

Flash, web standards and rich experiences, oh my!


12 April 2010 | Comments Off

“At the heart of the matter is how to deliver a great experience to users no matter the technology or platform.”

Read on, oh wise ones

Typography and the iPad


8 April 2010 | Comments Off

I want an iPad as much as the next designer, but this article makes it seem a little less appealing. Come on Apple, Baskerville for body copy? Marker Felt AGAIN?

Nice jQuery background image slideshow


7 April 2010 | Comments Off

a nice jQuery slideshow for background images. Demo here. (via @smashingmag)

The laptop starts dying


6 April 2010 | 3 comments

Amit Gupta has an interesting prediction. The cameraphone represented the end of the point-and-shoot camera. Will the iPad be the end of the laptop?

Horizontalism and Readability


6 April 2010 | Comments Off

An interesting essay by Frank Chimero on reading horizontally on the web. I for one wouldn’t mind putting the scrollbar to rest. (via Thinking for a Living)

iPhone Apps and Man-Slammin’ Recipes


2 April 2010 | Comments Off

Designing a top secret new iPhone app. We can’t share much about it but it will be an iPhone app, and it will involve celebrity recipes. Until we’re able to unveil it, we’d like to share one of our own favorite recipes (which will not be included in the app, for health and liability reasons). Enjoy!

Using the iPhone as a deskphone


2 April 2010 | Comments Off

One step closer to Kenn’s technological dream.  The removal of phones in our office.

me, the iPad and Dungeons & Dragons


31 March 2010 | 3 comments

In 1986, I was eighteen years old, attending art school, and working part time as an assistant manager at an arts and crafts store. While the job was not very exciting, it had two things going for it, the first that I could purchase all my art supplies for school at an employee discount, and the second, that up a small stairwell was a second floor classroom area which my friends and I would take over every Saturday evening to play Dungeons and Dragons.

More often then not, I as the alpha geek and leader of the group would play the role of “Dungeon Master”, or “DM”, which for those of you not in the know about Dungeons and Dragons, is the person who runs the adventure for the other players, sort of a combined narrator/referee, who in my case was also the author of the adventures as well. I loved being the DM, not so much because I liked running the games, which at times could feel a little like herding kittens, but because in creating the adventures I could let my imagination run wild, creating whole worlds populated with interesting and complex people, political intrigue, romantic entanglements, you name it. Read the rest of this entry »

TED – Jane McGonigal: Games can make a better world


19 March 2010 | Comments Off

Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web


10 March 2010 | Comments Off

Leave it to a A List Apart to write a well spoken article on what the all the noise between the Web Standards Movement and Adobe Flash is really about, and where it is probably going to lead us.

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BTW – the iPad is going to bigger than anyone imagines.