71 examples of CSS navigation menus

March 13th, 2007

A big Digg story recently was an article on Razvan’s Nerve featuring links to 71 examples of CSS navigation.

From the sliding doors method of navigation to CSS drop downs, there are plenty of examples to study and use. It is also useful to have all these examples in one place.

Two versions of Photoshop coming soon

March 13th, 2007

According to the official Adobe site, there will be two versions of Photoshop CS3.

Photoshop CS3 is for print, web design and other 2D imaging projects.

Photoshop CS3 Extended has additional features designed for film editors, architects, and other users who deal with 3D imaging and video.

More details will be announced by Adobe at the big C3 unveiling on March 27.

Adobe Apollo in action

March 6th, 2007

Here is video explaining the uses for Adobe’s Apollo web applications and shows Apollo in action. It is about 13 minutes long, but worth watching.

I’m a Mac..and I’m a PC – The 1.0 version

March 6th, 2007

Long before Apple used a guy in a tweed jacket and young hipster to compare the PC to Macintosh, there was this ad from the mid-80s that used actual computers. I have mentioned this ad to people who had never seen it, now I can display the real thing (slightly shortened unfortunately).

While advertising for Macs and Ipods primarily feature users who are young, surveys reveal that 45% of Mac users are over 55 years old, meaning those users were in their 20s and 30s when this ad premiered. I would not be surprised to find that this ad’s impact lingers to this day in the form of dedicated Mac users.

Adobe asks “What’s in the box?”

March 5th, 2007

According to The Apple Insider, the new version of Adobe Creative suite, or CS3, now has an official launch date of March 27.

To promote the new suite, Adobe has posted this video on YouTube. A glowing cube is passed around by users in the video, representing the creative energy and flexibility of Adobe’s new software.

The Apple Insider also reports that there will be six versions of the the suite, offered at different prices and combinations of programs.

I know this will reveal my geek nature, but I think the glowing cube in the Adobe video does bear an unsettling resemblance to a dangerously radioactive alien buoy in the Star Trek episode The Corbomite Maneuver, featured in the preview below.

Let’s hope that the new version of Creative Suite is more friendly to designers than the glowing space cube was to the USS Enterprise.

Another disturbing take on the Adobe commercial is the slogan “What’s in the box?”. I’m sure they didn’t mean to make this comparison, but every time I hear “What’s in the box?”, I think of a gut-wrenching scene in the movie Seven.

Killer space cubes and references to gloomy David Fincher films aside, I am still happy that CS3 is almost here and how Adobe kept Fireworks around after buying out Macromedia.

Adobe brings the web to the desktop…and Photoshop to the web

March 1st, 2007

Read/WriteWeb features coverage of the Engage event hosted by Adobe Systems, introducing the Apollo web application platform. According to the entry, Apollo mixes Flash, Flex, Actionscript, and XML to create Rich Internet Applications, or RIAs.

Another entry on Read/WriteWeb features more in-depth coverage of the Apollo introduction, including screenshots of Apollo applications in action.

PC World’s blog reports on the news the upcoming web-based version of Adobe Photoshop and what web-based applications might be on the the horizon.

How Google AdWords deals with click-fraud

March 1st, 2007

The Google Inside AdWords blog features a story on how Google fights click-fraud. Google uses a three stage system to handle click-fraud. According to the story, less than 10% of Google’s clicks are fraudulent.

Find your next digital camera on Flickr

March 1st, 2007

The Consumerist features a story on Flickr’s camera finder. The camera finder highlights photos taken with a particular brand of camera, letting you see the camera in action before you buy.

Charles’s Google Reader Feed added

March 1st, 2007

Now you can read the stories I share on my Google Reader account by visiting the link on the sidebar. I try to update it every day. Most of the stories I share are web design, computer, or marketing related. Sometimes I put a story about space travel or pop culture in there too.

The Apple Blog features 6 tools for web design

March 1st, 2007

The Apple Blog features a list of 6 tools for web design.

The list is meant primarily for Apple users, but does include the site for W3Schools and the Firefox browser extension ColorZilla which work anywhere.