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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. Ku... (more)

Will Corporate America Embrace the iPhone?

Will Corporate America Embrace the iPhone? Apple is a “change” company. Look at their track record: Mac II, iMac, iPod and now the iPhone. What has not changed, however, is the view of Apple a company that delivers only consumer based products. Apple simply is not perceived as an Enterprise company. Apple is working to change this perception. It is a slow process but something came along to change the pace: the iPhone. Enterprise Tools coming to the iPhone Apple is looking to “wow” the professional market. For this to be successful, Apple meet certain base criteria. For instance... (more)

Apple Slashing Prices on iPods

Today's the day. New stuff from Apple. Of course, as soon as we know what the new stuff is, I will blogging about it. We can argue whether we like it or not. But, before all that Apple has done something interesting: the prices on existing iPods have been lowered. Here are the prices as of just a few hours ago: 8 GB iPod touch reduced to $189 from $229 ($40 off) 32 GB iPod touch reduced to $279 from $399 ($120 off) 16 GB iPod nano reduced to $149 from $199 ($50 off) 120 GB iPod classic reduced to $229 from $249 ($20 off) The one's that have caught my eye are the deep discounts on ... (more)

Using the New, Simpler DOCTYPE in HTML 5

HTML 5 is making some things easier to use. The first is the DOCTYPE. Located at the top of a Web page before the opening BODY tag, the DOCTYPE describes the syntax for the page. The roots for the DOCTYPE lie in SGML. Bearing this in mind, all DOCTYPES for HTML 4 and XHTML require a DTD (Document Type Definition) to describe the content. This is all gone in HTML 5. Now, all you have to do to declare that you are using HTML 5 as your DOCTYPE is add the following to the root of your Web page: That's it. Easy, huh? ... (more)

WebGL Is Now in FireFox Nightly Builds

Last week I wrote about WebKit including WebGL as part of the development code base. Today, FireFox code base also contains WebGL. WebGL is a technology that allows you to build 3D environments within the CANVAS element. How cool is that? Having a working code base is the first step towards the technology becoming part of the released code. For the record, WebKit is the foundation for Apple's Safari (both desktop and mobile), Google's Chrome and Android browsers and the Pam Pre WebOS. Here is a link to Mozilla Blog that talks about their implementation of WebGL. http://blog.vla... (more)