Designing mobile websites for the iPhone

Even before I finally had an iPhone magically bestowed upon me (thanks to the fam!), I had a HP iPaq mobile player – and have been fascinated with designing and building sites for the mobile web. I’ve been designing and developing websites for more than a decade now, and while I wouldn’t say it’s old … Read more

Mobile device detection with .NET C#

Back in June I wrote about supporting mobile devices with JavasScript and CSS, and at my day job we have been tracking a very significant growth pattern of mobile devices accessing our core domain, so it’s time to take some real action and work towards much better, more streamlined support of these platforms. I’ve worked … Read more

FITC Mobile 2009 | totally awesome in Toronto

I just returned home yesterday from the first ever FITC Mobile up in Toronto, and if I was still of the drinking persuasion, I would raise a pint to Shawn and all of the other amazing FITC staff and volunteers who makes these events so bloody awesome! Every one of the events I have attended … Read more

Dunny Hunt 09 paves NYC with QR Codes

Yesterday morning Kidrobot launched a digital scavenger hunt with Dunny Hunt 2009. The premise is super easy, follow the clues to find hidden promotional items and scan them. For every one you collect, you get a chance to win free stuff; the grand prize is a complete 2009 Dunny collection. The execution is a bit … Read more

Create your own fractals with Ruby Fractal Library 1.2.0

The newly updated version of the Ruby Fractal Library lets you get your fractal geek on while simultaneously getting your web geek on with Ruby. I haven’t had a chance to get into this yet, or even Ruby for that matter, but I have it added to the long list of things that I will … Read more

Great Googily Moogily! FIB-U-LATOR goes live!

A picture is worth a thousand words, or maybe just 99 cents! As of just a few minutes ago, FIB-U-LATOR went live in the app store. Thanks to everyone for help, encouragement, sarcasm and most of all…. excuses! DOn’t forget to sign up on the Facebook fans page too, it’s been a lot of fun … Read more

FIB-U-LATOR iPhone app ready for sale

After what seemed to be an eternity of waiting, developing, waiting, mucking around with settings, more developing, and yet more waiting – my iPhone app FIB-U-LATOR has been listed as Ready for Sale, and is awaiting propagation into the App Store. w00t! w00t! I’ve been working on this app for several months in my spare … Read more

Mobile device support through JavaScript and CSS

If you are in the business of designing, building or maintaining a website these days, you should also be concerned with making sure the maximum number of people are able to view the content on those sites. Meaning that if you aren’t doing something to support mobile web browsing than you are a bit behind … Read more

Photoshop World: Pre-con goodness

Not really much to report other than my excitement about being in Boston, directly across from MIT, in the area of Fenway Park, and at Photoshop World for the first time. I checked in about 5, and went upstairs to the convention center and first thing I ran into a former colleague Laurie Excell from … Read more

Skittles and Agency.com uncorked the Rainbow

The interwebs is indeed all aflutter about the new Skittles website, or lack thereof. If you haven’t seen it or heard about it, go there and go there now. I’ll wait…. Good. It’s actually really freakin’ cool what Agency.com did for Mars and Skittles – albeit it’s nothing more than a stunt and doesn’t really … Read more

Beginning iPhone Development – Great book

As I posted the other day, I’ve been working my way through some tutorials on building iPhone applications and getting into Objective-C on the Mac. Well, the book I bought is an excellent resource and guide: Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche. It’s pretty basic and doesn’t go into … Read more

App development on the Mac

I started working in my spare time a week or so ago on building my first iPod/iPhone app using Apples Xcode and App Builder tools, and right off the bat I noticed something unique about these applications; they are intuitive and well developed. The interface for both applications is clean, and uncluttered, cut down to … Read more