Now the web kids get to have fun with typography. Continue reading Typography is Not Just for Print Anymore
I am upgrading my 256 GB 5400 RPM drive to a 500 GB 7200RPM drive because I am out of space. How do I have this much data? I don’t even store “everything” on this drive. I used the MY OWC Upgrade Center tool to help me find a drive that would work for my machine. For a little extra cash, I got the USB enclosure. This is great for cloning the drive and I will be able to turn my old drive into a small external USB.
I am so ready for this! Right now my rig for watching video via Hulu works, but is clunky. Read about it on TechCrunch
Moskitofänger (Mosquito catcher) – Pretty cool even though the title isn’t correct.
Well, its not really a search engine, it is a “computational knowledge engine,” but I will just say search engine since you are searching the knowledge base for things. WolfRam|Alpha officially launched yesterday and it is really quite amazing. Type in a word or query and WolfRam|Alpha spits out what it knows about it. My first name for instance came back with information on rank, fraction of people with that name, years it was popular, the age of others with that name, etc.
But, the real power comes when you begin combining queries to do things like math equations, stock comparisons, or sports comparisons. I think the real value of something like this would be if they offer an API for programmers to call for real time information. Oh, wait, I just looked and they are doing that too!
I used to love DNSreport.com when it was free and then they changed to a pay model. I understand they probably need to make money but,
- I don’t use these tools enough to feel like I need to buy them
- I also know the price is nominal, but if I were to purchase every tool that I rarely use I would be broke
So, I was very happy to find intoDNS. intoDNS offers that same functionality that I used to get out of DNSreport.com when it was free. I have tried several other free DNS tools, but I do not feel any of the others are really worth mentioning.
I am just getting my feet wet with this and currently working with it on a new project. I will post an update on how the experience goes. Thanks to Craig Quillen for showing this to me.
So I have been seeing many Photoshop Brush lists lately and have picked out a few that will be downloading and trying out. So, I guess this is my top 10 picks from the Photoshop brush lists that I have seen recently, in no particular order.
Border-radius is one of my new favorite additions to CSS 3 and it is already supported in some browsers. Border-radius allows designers to apply radius corners on elements on the page. There are a few drawbacks to this approach.
- Users browsing with IE8 and below and a handful of other browsers (Roughly 50% of your audience), will not see the intended effect. These people will see the content, just without the rounded corners.
- The pixels on the corners do not render out as clean as I would like them, so it may be a good idea to keep any border colors closer in value to the background color.
So, with that in mind I’ll move on.
So anyway, I was curious about this and thought what I found might be useful to others.