The Christmas is coming and the year is ending, but so is this blog. I have realized the path I have chosen here – to cover mainly the coding side of the web, is not as fulfilling as I expected. Since I feel I have much wider spectrum of topics to share and contribute to, I will restart the blog and my website in general, but this time widening the focus (hopefully not getting too vague) and covering:
- personal portfolio – things I do for living but also things I do for fun (photography, web design, games and apps for mobile platforms)
- in depth case studies of my photo, animation and design projects stirred up with useful tips and reviews of the tools I am using
- (probably) some off-topic posts on inspiring and innovative approaches to technology, architecture and product design
So this is the last post to this blog but the new site should be up in a few weeks time. The new URL will be www.kristjansen.ee but the old one will be active for some time as well. Hope you enjoyed the posts and see you soon! Meanwhile check out this HTML5 calendar
Just got my first reading on iPhone user interface design and usability topics. Will keep you updated on my progress and findings from these books. If you know any other useful literature on mobile platform design and usability, just let me know!
More about these three books:
Disainiöö raames toimub disainijuhtimise konverents “Nähtav ja nähtamatu disainjuhtimine“.
Sissejuhatus korraldajatelt: “Miks mõned ettevõtted on edukamad kui teised? Vastus on lihtne. Edukad ettevõtted oskavad kasutada disainmõtlemist kõigis oma tegevusvaldkondades. Nad loovad endale ise soovitud tuleviku.
Loov Eesti ja Eesti Disainerite Liit kutsuvad Sind 24. septembril algusega kell 10 Rotermanni Kvartalisse Tallinnas, kus räägime disainjuhtimisest kui praktilisest juhtimistööriistast ja selle rakendamisest. Toome Sinuni teoreetilisi arutlusi ja edulugusid Prantsusmaalt, Suurbritanniast, Soomest ja Eestist.”
Check out this experimental video by Arcade Fire mixing up some nice browser technologies with music.
Read more about it here: http://www.chromeexperiments.com/arcadefire/
Want to know how well your browser supports HTML5 features? html5test.com helps you to find out.
Post your browser name and version with your score in the comments below!
San Fransisco designer Derek Powazek did some hands-on work for iPad and posted his thoughts on his blog. Many of his observations may be self-explanatory yet easily overlooked by designers not familiar with this novel tap’n'swipe interface. A must-read for anyone interested in designing for touch based devices.
For further insight go and read: