Archive for April, 2011

Mac OS X Shortcuts and Tips

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Sure, I may be a bit bias, but Macs rock! Apple rocks! I mean who even wants to dirty their hands with a PC or battle with Win-doze?!? In celebrating the awesomeness of the Mac and OS X, I thought that I would share a few “tips” and “tricks” that I have gathered over the years that just make Macs that much more awesome! (more…)

Behold, IE 10…

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

IE 10 Image

After Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9) was released on March 14, 2011, Microsoft has kept the wheels of “innovation” turning behind the scenes… well either that or they realized that their “new” product was still inferior to all the other browsers out there. Of course the new IE was angelic and godly in comparison to its crippled and deformed ancestor IE 6. Still shamed by the mark of IE6 on the IE family tree, Microsoft is trying its hardest to actually get in front of the curve and not just slide down it by playing catch up to the the innovation of Google and Mozilla. Roll out the carpet and pop the bubbly. Enters IE 10! Okay, maybe the champagne is a bit premature, but Microsoft has released its first platform preview of the new IE. (more…)

Corporate Design, a Behind the Scenes Look…

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I’m not sure what it is recently, maybe it is that time of the year, but a whole bunch of colleagues have been sending me these youtube videos and I cant help but share… If you have ever worked with a corporation before, I am sure that you are familiar with this song and dance. It is definitely worth a good laugh, have a look.

Best 3 Minutes Ever

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

There are a lot of talented video production artists and directors out there and Ross Ching is clearly one of them. In Ching’s short 3 minutes, he does a great job of combining mixing sci-fi with modern life, a sort of Star Wars meets The Condemned. Very well thought out and masterfully executed, this film does for the light saber what Equilibrium does for the gun, taking the futuristic sword play past the usual into the realm of Kung Fu mixed martial arts. (more…)

Google’s Page Speed

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Google Page Speed Logo I am sure that you have encountered a site before where you have thought, “man this site is slow” and perhaps you even left before the site fully loaded. I sure know that I have! As a web designer/developer, you want to make sure that you can provide your client(s) with a site that is efficient in all capacities including load time, especially because load time directly affects a number of other areas of web performance (SEO, Analytics, UX and even Cost). (more…)