Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011

The Fall of Google or Not

Fall of RomeOne has to wonder if Mr. Zuckerburg and FaceBook is paying the digital media outlet to taught the down fall of Google at the slightest dip of any measurable stat.

Here’s some facts that are so prevalent on the interwebs I’m not going to bother citing them; they’re just that easy to find.

Google+ Achieved over 20 million members in one month during an invite only closed beta with limited acceptances of the invites.

FaceBook has been around since 2001, that’s ten years, and has 750 million members.

Since the stats folks don’t seemed concerned about one person/multi-profiles I won’t be.

So let’s do some math. Assuming an even growth rate [Yes, I know that doesn’t happen.] let’s do some math.

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July 27, 2011

CSS Summit 2011

I had the great opportunity to attend the CSS Summit 2011 and I have to say we’ve come a long way.

I’m not sure what resources will be available after the summit is over but head on over to CSS Summit 2011 and see what you can scavenge up.

I like to believe I’m pretty educated in CSS manipulation, I’ve come up with some pretty interesting semantic CSS, but the speakers showed me a bunch of stuff I hadn’t even thought off. I’m excitedly waiting for them to release the recordings and transcripts so I can go back through them and harvest lots of good code nuggets and best practices I probably missed in all the cream goodness of info they shared.

Seriously, go check it out and see what you can get.

July 27, 2011

Plugging 42wd Publishing

42wd Publishing LogoSo I have this jobby that I’m doing. It’s a digital publishing company called 42wd Publishing. I’m not going to go into all the details here as we’re [me and my cohorts] are working on launching a big social info campaign very soon and it’ll have a lot of that info in it.

So here’s my shameless plug – click on the logo to get over to Google+ and throw me into one of your circles. This is my personal account but I’m putting out info about 42wd Publishing until Google+ kicks off its business pages. Once 42wd Publishing gets its own business page it’ll be pure 42wd Publishing. I’ll keep talking about my personal experiences during this experience on my personal Google+ account.

The main purpose of this jobby is to explore new design techniques and integration processes between designers and developers. I hope to be able to publish something [an eBook probably] that will describe everything we went through to get it up and running.

Note: If the logo link isn’t working for some reason click here.

July 24, 2011

Sketchbook Pro for Android – Tablet

Sketchbook Pro for Android - TabletAutodesk is at it again. If you’re like me, you sketch all over the place. I was using Autodesk’s Sketchbook Mobile. This version is designed to work on smartphones and not tablets; so of course I had challenges. Now there is Sketchbook Pro for the Android Tablets and so far it seems to integrate well with the desktop version as well as with Photoshop. To the bottom is a quick 30 second sketch to test just how good it worked with a stylus so I’d know if I should kick it back to the market.

Lots to learn with this new version. I’m actually pretty excited about it. Going to play with the Sketchbook Pro trail for the PC and see just how art like these programs combined together really are.

My two biggest complaints is the inability to change canvas size and to make groups. Haven gotten used to grouping in Photoshop I pretty much expect it in Sketchbook. We’ll see if it comes out in an update.

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July 22, 2011

Twisted Pleasure

Old Doc Harvard says –

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.


Who gives a damn about what other people think; the greats don’t?