HTML5 for Web Designers – A Book Apart

A couple of weeks ago I dropped some coin to get my copy of HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith, and it arrived at my door on Friday. The first book in the “A Book Apart” series from the folks over at A List Apart is an excellent introduction to HTML5 and covers more … Read more

Mercedes, Hyundai and Malaysia Airlines are now sportin’ iPads

With the instant popularity of the iPad, and the fact that there are over 2 million of them out there in the wild, it’s no surprise that companies are jumping on these devices and putting them to work to get people excited about and purchase their products or services. Hyundai is equipping their Equus with … Read more

Notes about Facebook advertising

Unless you’ve been stuck in some sort of time-warp (or you’re my Dad) over the last few years, you’ve been on Facebook and seen all the ads being served up on your home page, fan pages, and everywhere else. The Facebook ad server is a pretty robust beast for Marketing types to be able to … Read more

Why developers suck more than Flash

Flash has always been an easy target. It doesn’t matter if you are still quoting Jacob Nielsen’s 10 year old shellacking on Alertbox, or if you just can’t get past the still (unfortunately) present skip intro button, Flash is the favorite whipping boy of the intarwebs. The reality of it is that Flash is a … Read more

Using the iPad for business

Since the iPad was announced, and subsequently launched, there has been a lot of talk about the viability of the platform, the fact that it doesn’t support Flash, and that it will likely take a huge chunk of business away from the mobile gaming companies. While all true, like any mobile device, businesses should be … Read more

Apple could learn a thing or two from Microsoft

Apple takes a lot of heat from it’s developers for its processes and rules regarding iPhone application development mainly because of poor decisions, lack of communication and the simple fact that they don’t embrace their developers. This is further emphasized in section 3.3.1 the new version of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement which developers … Read more

Social media mistakes are great lessons too

It’s easy to find the success stories, and everyone likes to point out, look at, and use examples where the implementation is top notch. It’s equally as important however, to look at the complete and utter failures. Not everyone is going to be able to pull off what Victoria’s Secret did with Pink, or Coke, … Read more

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

Jumping on the social media bandwagon

For just about anyone engaged and/or employed in advertising these days it seems social media is a foregone conclusion, especially when dealing with their latest customer and their brand. The bandwagon consensus is that everyone needs to have an active social presence and be tweeting and posting on Facebook to be relevant. Do they really … 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