HTML5 Minimalist WordPress Theme

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Code, Web Design | 3 Comments

I really like this blog’s (my old) theme. It was developed by Jeff Star about five years ago. So when I read this article on Smashing Magazine about how to upgrade a WordPress theme to HTML5 I thought I’d update Minimalist. I changed the form styling, and some of the typography, but it’s mostly unchanged […]

SVG Graphics

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Code, Web Design | No Comments

One of the most interesting parts of HTML5 from a graphics standpoint is improved support for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVGs can automatically scale to any size because they are a vector format. Compare the SVG graphic of my logo below to the logo in the upper right hand corner of this site: <p>If you’re reading […]

Converting a Microsoft XML file to <ul>

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Code, Snippets | No Comments

I modified a W3Schools script to get this JavaScript snippet because I needed to add a large excel table to a web-page as an unordered list. I set up a single column table in Excel and exported the table as an XML file called “list” and ran this code in the browser. Hope it helps […]

Videogames and the Art of Storytelling

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Advertising, Art | No Comments

Annual video game sales are now regularly exceed Hollywood box office receipts. Video games are becoming the dominate popular art form of our era, but they are still largely a misunderstood medium. Video games were once played only by children, teens and nerds and there has been very little appreciation by their creators or their […]

Spoilrr AR Presentation

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010 in 3D, Web Design | No Comments

What started as an opportunity to learn Flex and the AR toolkit has begun to look more and more like an opportunity for making AR technology useful, ubiquitous and socially relevant.

Printing Helvetica Neue

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Advertising | One Comment

Helvetica Neue is an attractive, versatile font, but have you ever tried to use it on a Mac running Leopard? How about sending print-ready PDF files using Helvetica Neue to a printer? In order to fix the font conflicts and create PDFs that didn’t drop apostrophes I deleted all my Postscript versions of Helvetica Neue […]

Mental Note (Comic)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Just a random web comic idea I had the other day and finally sketched up.

CS5 vs. Coda/Pixelmator

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Web Design | No Comments

CS5 is out and it has fully adopted Cocoa, which means it should perform faster than CS3 or CS4 on a Mac, but there are non-Adobe options for image editing and web development that been running well on Macs for years.  I have tried Pixelmator and Coda and I am impressed with both.  Although Pixelmator […]

Wonderfl

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in 3D, Art, Web Design | No Comments

This site is truly amazing. Wonderfl is an online ActionScript compiler with an interface that encourages code-sharing. It’s an online community for ActionScript developers. The game above is as sophisticated as the old arcade game that inspired it and you can peek under the hood at the code that makes it work ( to play […]

3D Scanner

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This is absolutely incredible, being able to make a copy of anything so quickly will revolutionize how 3D models are built. This 3D scanner is another development that will interface the virtual and physical world. Functional AR applications that recognize gestures and respond to GPS coordinates presage a natural user interface that will eventually make […]