March 4th, 2010
Too often in our enthusiasm to get the look and feel of a web application or website right, we forget that content makes up one of the primary deliverable. Content planning (what, why) and delivery (How, When, Where) is an important part of design.
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September 3rd, 2009
A good list of wireframe tools/software at http://garmahis.com/reviews/wireframe-tools/
May 20th, 2009
Sometimes you come across articles that make you go “Huh! Wish someone told me that earlier” . Here are two that will help you create highly secure, usable and easy to remember passwords.
Hope these help you to create usable, secure and easy to remember passwords
May 11th, 2009
You may have already heard or read on numerous blogs and online portals the various methods to increase ranking on search results. Most of these articles, if not all, focus on SEO and optimising pages or content for search engine spiders. While some of these do a good job on touching various aspects of SEO, they fail to address a key element – the User.
While optimising for these Search Engine Spiders or Web Crawlers or Google bots makes sense in the marketing world, the real ROI is driven by your users – your target audience. Here is what I call, Audience Based Optimisation (ABO), comes in.
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May 6th, 2009
Finally succeeded in downgrading flash player from version 10 to flash player version 9. I had reached a point where I was pulling my hair out and then I found this gem on Adobe’s website – Technote kb402435 .
I tried the following steps to install a lower version of the flash player
- Uninstall all flash player versions using the flash player uninstaller
- Rebooted the computer
- Disabled access to the internet/network
- re-installed an older version of the flash player
- Rebooted the computer again
All browsers, except for Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7), accepted the flash player. IE7 as usual gave me a hard time. This was primarily because of the ActiveX used by IE.
To resolve this, all I had to do was type the following in the command line
A detailed explaination can be found at Adobe’s website – Technote kb402435 – Safe versions security restrictions when installing Flash Player (Internet Explorer on Windows).
Additional resource that may help
How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
Troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player installation for Windows
March 30th, 2009
Ever wanted an application that would help put your thoughts down in a more logical sense? or searched on world wide web for a tool that would help you visualise a work flow or an idea?
If that was a yes “nod” to all those questions then this article titled “Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications” by Jason Fitzpatrick at lifehacker.com may just be what you are looking for.
March 24th, 2009
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry,
two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
we cannot erase a single word we said.
Yesterday is gone forever.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow
with all its possible adversities, its burdens,
its large promise and its poor performance;
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day, Today.
Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday
and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore, Live but one day at a time.
I came across this poem in our local church bulletin. It sure gave me something to think about.
what about you?
March 11th, 2009
‘SixthSense’ is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
Quote from wired.com
Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they’re done.
Watch video of student Pranav Mistry who is described as the brains behind the project. Mistry wears the device on a lanyard around his neck, with coloured Magic Marker caps on four fingers (red, blue, green and yellow) which helps the camera distinguish the four fingers and recognise his hand gestures with software that he created.
More at the SixthSense website.