Now, this is pretty damned interesting: Android: ShareKeyboard links your computer keyboard and your Android phone via Wi-Fi for easy cross-device typing and text sharing using nothing more than the Android app and the host computer’s web browser.
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A nice little webapp is highlighted on Lifehacker this morning. You want an Android phone, but that’s the only thing you know for sure. Which phones have physical keyboards, decent cameras, and are available on your carrier, or unlocked? Webapp Droidthing provides a toggle-switched comparison of all your Android phone options.
Speckyboy Design Magazine has a great collection of emulators to test apps and sites for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Symbian and Palm operating systems. I’m going to have to grab these and start playing…
I’ll summarize Paul Carr’s piece at TechCrunch with this simple statement – just because the iPad is a cool device, that doesn’t mean it’s a great device for reading. Quite the opposite, in his view. The whiz-bang features of the device make the Kindle (and other e-readers) look positively ancient. However, the interface and features […]
This is an interesting thought from Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm. With Palm’s fortunes looking increasingly iffy, they are reportedly looking for a buyer. Kevin posits this thought: What if HTC bought Palm? He makes some good points about why this would be a good move for all involved, although I’m not sure if Android […]
Typography From the always-excellent Smashing Magazine, here are some great tips for CSS newbies and experienced hacks like me alike. The tips are grouped into these categories: Security and Performance Page Layout Menu and Navigation Customizations Typography Other Cool Techniques, Tips, and Tricks
Internet Explorer 6 continues to be the bane of a web developers existence. It is a major virus gateway for your computer, and with it’s goofy implementation of HTML and CSS and the DOM, it makes it hard to build the kind of sites that users enjoy, uh, using. Why won’t this madness end? Craig […]
Susan Weinschenk, author of Neuro Web Design (a great read, btw), has a great little post about research into online herd shopping behavior done by Yi-Fen Chen. Four studies were done, each with a pair of similar holiday traveling books to choose from. Each study displayed the popularity of each book differently; one with star […]
Good post at Smashing Magazine this morning. The first 10 of 25 Web Design trends they’re tracking. Part two comes next week. They provide some excellent examples of each trend as well. Here’s their top ten: Letterpress Rich user interfaces PNG transparency Big typography Font replacement (sIFR, etc.) Modal boxes Media blocks The magazine look […]
The good folks at Gizmodo pass along a video of multitouch working on a G1 running Android. It’s not perfect, but certainly usable. Nice work! Gizmodo says, Like we’ve said before, Android really is quite promising. And I, for one, can’t wait until it’s done cooking (or at least until everyone stops fearing Apple’s multitouch […]