Website Killswitch – Freelancer tool or unethical tactic?

I’ve been making a living as a web designer now for around 8.5 years or so, and I have to say this isn’t the first time that the idea of having a killswitch has crossed my path, but seeing CSS Killswitch showcased in the first Smashing Magazine newsletter lends credence to an idea that I … Read more

2D codes market gets crowded with proprietary marks

2D codes are becoming more mainstream here in the US, and there are more and more instances of them popping in your daily life. The problem is, most people still have no idea what they are or how to read them, and having half a dozen or more different types isn’t helping. The newest code … Read more

Recording, editing and optimizing audio for iPhone development

It’s no secret that I have another iPhone app in the works, and that it will be available soon. Although, I have been reluctant to give out a lot of detail simply because, well, I’m a bit paranoid. I will say that it involves Brent and I recording audio for playback in the app, and … Read more

App updates & the quagmire of iPhone App development

I’ve been meaning to update my first iPhone app FIB-U-LATOR now for a while, and have been consistently distracted by many a thing; not the least of which is developing a new app which. Since I originally posted FIB-U-LATOR to the App Store, a lot of things have changed on my end as far as … Read more

JavaScript libraries – jQuery or Scriptaculous. What’s your flavor?

I didn’t really intend to start my week by ultimately working up a simple comparison of JavaScript libraries, but like many things, the end result is not always what the initial outcome was planned on becoming. My latest project at work is building a small music site which will be a content managed portal for … Read more

Web design & the other dude’s code….

As a corporate designer part of what I do occasionally is wade through other peoples code and fix it. Not that this is my favorite thing to do mind you, but we buy 3rd party solutions as bolt-ons from time-to-time, and that means those solutions get to be molded into the corporate brand, transforming it … Read more

Camouflage pattern generator

I’ve been on a pretty good run the last several days as far as a creative streak at my day job. Working through several new designs for banners, product animations and wallpaper designs. One of these led to the idea of having a camouflage background to build on, but I couldn’t find a pattern I … Read more

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