Are your colors cool? Do you wish they were cooler? Adobe believes there is
power in color. Their new web solution, Kuler, is a clear demonstration of
this. In this article, you will find out how to use Kuler to create, share
and rate color themes.
Kuler is a new Web-based app from the Adobe Labs. Type in the Web address
kuler.adobe.com and you will arrive at the Kuler site.
The focus of Kuler is to allow you to create new color themes. This sounds
easy enough. There are other solutions for creating color collections, such
as the color palette tools found in some graphics tools through to Web
solutions that allow you to convert RGB color to HEX. The problem with all of
these tools is that the focus is on creating individual colors. In reality,
when you create a print document, Web site or a design what you need is a
collection of colors that have a common theme.
At the moment I am working on what I think is a very cool project: a book on
There is so much news about HTML 5 that I thought I would use this blog to
kind of pull together some of the emerging features. If you are new to HTML
5, then let me give you the nickel tour.
HTML 4 and XHTML were the last official versions of the HTML language (you
know, that code you view when you right click in the Web browser and choose
"show code"). It has been 12 years since the last upgrade. In that time we
have had AJAX (or Ajax) for Web 2.0, Flash and SilverLight for Rich Internet
As the name implies, a Cascading Style Sheet, or CSS, is a document that
describes the visual style of your content. Web designers have been
leveraging Cascading Styles Sheets as a tool to control content placement and
text presentation in web pages for over ten years.
With the advent of Web 2.0 applications, it is even more important to add
control to your designs. The Webkit open source project, used in Apple’s
Safari and Google’s Chrome, and Mozilla’s FireFox, recognize that CSS
must be flexible enough to meet your design needs. To this end, there is now
included in the lates... (more)
This week AT&T will be launching it's latest service, MMS, for the iPhone.
The way it is being hyped in the media you would think that this was a really
exciting an innovative new feature. Wow, you can send a video via text! OMG,
ATT, my BFF.
Let's take a reality check here: other carriers have been offering MMS for
years in the US. MMS is not new. Apple was criticized in 2007 for not
included MMS, particularly when a camera has been included with the iPhone
since day one. The reason why MMS has not been available, it turns out, is
not Apple, but AT&T. But, September 25th if you... (more)
Talk to iPhone developers and they will tell you that game development for
the iPhone is not hard. OK, that’s great for them, but what about us mere
mortals that quake at the thought of having to write code. For us there is
now alternative: GameSalad.com
GameSalad is two products. The first product is a piece of software you
download to your desktop that allows you to build your games. The second is a
service you upload your game too and have it converted for your iPhone. The
Game Salad Creator
The game creation with Game Salad Creator is easy. It’s really just point
and click.... (more)