When Apple first released the iPod in 2001 I thought, “wow, those are pretty cool; I’d like to get one of those someday”. But as the years went on, and the models changed, I never did. For one, I’m cheap. Second, I’m picky. I never needed the vast storage of the nice models, and frankly didn’t want to pay the hefty price tag (see? cheap.). Well what about the shuffle you may ask… and I would refer you back to the picky. If I was going to get an iPod, I wanted to get one that I would enjoy. And that required an actual interface. When the first generation Nano’s arrived, I thought ‘aha, here we go’. But alas, it never happened (back to the cheap). Fast forward to 2007. I knew Apple was about to announce new iPod’s in the fall, so I figured now was my chance. I could get the gen 2 Nano for cheap after they announce the Gen 3. Perfect. I’ll finally take the plunge.
My last post mentioned the all new ND.edu. Well today we showed up as the Adobe “Showcase: Site of the Day”. See it here:Showcase: Site of the Day
It’s been my primary project, and the focus of our entire department since the day I started at Notre Dame. I give thee the new ND.edu.
Ok, so let’s say you’re doing image replacement on an unordered list. Since we’re all good boys and girls here, we include the actual text inside the link tag and spin it off the left of the screen with text-indent. Well if you’re a Firefox user (or test with it), then you may recall seeing the border generated around the navigation and going off the left of the screen (see below).
Ok, change of plans everybody. For those of you who read my last post (I think I’ll go for a walk outside now), you may remember I had a list of items I wanted to accomplish, and that I had decided they were pretty much going to have to wait for the fluffy white of Michigan to appear before I could fit them in.
Change of plans.
Do you have a laundry list of tech goals? I sure do. It goes something like this:
- Learn Cocoa
- Learn Ruby on Rails
- Improve my PHP5 skills ($kiLlZ? I have no idea)
Today Steve Jobs announced Safari for Windows. Like many people out there, my first thoughts were “What?” and “Why?”. After a minute, it becomes pretty clear this is an iPhone thing. The bright point of this announcement for Mac users is that our brethren web developers who are chained to Windows can now easily test Safari without buying a Mac.
Last weekend my wife and I went away for a four day get-away at a resort hotel. Initially I had the idea I would take my laptop along just in case the hotel had wi-fi. After a bit of consideration, I decided against it. After all, it’s a vacation, right?
I’m sure many of you had have had the customer who fancies themselves an interface and design expert. The kind who will put their nose to the screen and request a logo be moved “an eighth of an inch to the left”, or wants “a little more blue in the link color”. That’s all well and good. After all, it is their site.
First blog post. Ever.
So what does one say to his non-existent readers? There will most definitely be some design changes. There will be random chatter about Macs, web development and web development using Macs. I’m sure there will also be a whole sloo of random. I hope this site will find its voice in short order, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Thanks for dropping by.