Wednesday: November 9, 2011
- Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.
Monday: July 25, 2011
- A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.
Every little piece of it can break at any time, can stall at any time. The more pieces you have in your application puzzle, the more breaking points you have. And everything that can break, will break. Usually not all at once, but most certainly when it's the least expected, or just when you really need your application to be available.
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.
This really shouldn't be a surprise given Apple's recent barring of none-native code on the iPhone and features that Adobe had ready for CS5 in those regards for development. Apparently this was the final straw and not the relentless bashing they've endured for lack of Flash on Apple's various mobile devices.
- Need some icons for your next project? Smashing Magazine is here to help.
Ah, icons - creating them can be a tedious process even for seasoned designers. Luckily, Smashing Magazine has given us all an arsenal of which to start from. Expect to see most of these icons (or slight variations of them) in iPhone apps, productivity software, and/or WordPress themes near you soon.
Monday: April 12, 2010
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 now available for all you serious design folk out there.
The cost for getting yourself the latest and greatest set of Adobe design tools will set you back $1,699. If you happen to be thinking of going full-blown Master edition, you'll be plunking down $2,599. The iPhone Packager Tool may or may not be included with your purchase.
Thursday: March 11, 2010
- A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.
You may not have known but Google isn't the only game in town for getting some decent web statistics. This post covers some of the non-Google tools you can try out to gauge performance of your beloved web site or web apps.
Thursday: February 4, 2010
- Fifty brain facts that you may not have previously known about.
One study looked at students in New York and showed that those who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than the students who ate lunches with these additives.
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.
Another quality post from Smashing Magazine covering everything you could possibly need to know about how to make decent looking web typography. Post features a number of great online utilities you can use as well as some handy techniques. Happy fonting.
Friday: December 11, 2009
- The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.
Here I thought WSJ was providing methods in which to actually build an iPhone apps and not advice on how to BUILD UP an iPhone app. A couple of extra words in the headline may have fixed that mixup for me, WSJ. Cough.
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.
I am printing this illustration just as I type this post and will be hanging it on my wall in the next five minutes or so. I'm sure all of my fellow web design nerds will follow suit shortly.
Monday: November 16, 2009
- Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.
Designing a website with the hopes of it being semi-cross-compatible amongst modern browsers? You'll soon realize, as most of the web designing world has, that Internet Explorer will be the bane of your existence.
Friday: November 6, 2009
- A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.
Need some inspiration by way of lettering? These fonts are a great addition to any designer's arsenal of fonts. The fact that they are free is also good. I like free and I'm gueeing you will too.
Wednesday: October 28, 2009
- A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.
...thanks to the popularity of open-source software, where the source code is available for one and all to read and enjoy, the impetus has been put on the end-user to compile their own code if they want to use the software.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.
Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.
Adding some jQuery into your CSS can make a world of difference. Source site covers everything from rounded corners to some specific Internet Explorer fixes. I've always been curious to try out some of that checkbox customization.