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Cintiq Alternatives Jul 27, 09, 4:07 a.m.
As much as I like Wacom and x degrees of pressure sensitivity - are there any half decent, CHEAP alternatives to a Cintiq?
£800 seems a little steep for an entry-level, although pretty fancy, input tablet.
PSB 2 tech commentary Jul 9, 09, 5:01 p.m.
Adjunct to main thread.
So, have I got this right - this starts at midday Friday, GMT?
Cobalt Bomb Jul 7, 09, 12:39 p.m.
A repository for harbingers of the self-medicating apocalypse.
SEO Speed? Jun 24, 09, 11:01 a.m.
erm, is there any truth in "Google penalises sites that load slowly"?
That would seem to undermine their efforts with JQuery / JS lib hosting and development - or am I off in thinking that 'the coupla extra seconds" extra for lib downloads is not what Google are punishing?
Layar Jun 17, 09, 9:22 a.m.
The world's first Augmented Reality browser on a mobile device, apparently.
'two-way' internet at last? Jun 16, 09, 7 a.m.
So, some of you might remember me ranting on about the fundamental difference between our internet browsers and those originally developed by Tim Berners-Lee, in that his were fundamentally two way, allowing for interactive creation and development of content much like wikis. Today's internet browsers, on the other hand, are essentially viewers, taking code and rendering it at home. Essentially, anyway.
To get to the point..
Opera, a browser I've never bothered with, looks set to change all this as the new version (10) includes 'Opera Unite', a 'built in web server'.
What does this mean for tomorrow's social networks, I wonder?
PSB 090528 May 28, 09, 7:30 a.m.
Let's try and help a fellow QBNer out with a specwork-like project - if you promote Glacéu Vitamin Water (part of the Coca-Cola corporation) well enough, you might get to see your work on a billboard in Shoreditch, London! Not only that, but you could get £500 and two tickets to an end of Summer Festival! Holy motherwhoop!
For more details, see this thread:
I've [very kindly, I might add] mocked up a Photoshop document of a grimy London billboard (together with a couple of VitWater assets) for you to put your treasured end results in to (don't use this as the masterfile if you're taking this seriously.. actually, do - this could get very meta).
You can get this here..
Google Earth .. games? May 19, 09, 1:40 p.m.
Ok, so those that care are probably well aware that there's a basic flight simulator built in to Google Earth.
These same people have probably had the thought cross their mind that, given the open-ended nature of GE, other people could start plugging their own games into it too.
Well, it's been a while coming, and the first stab is probably a little pedestrian for most gamers, but someone's made a Shipping simulator for GE.
Not that exciting in itself, perhaps (though you'd be wrong), but if you tie this in with Google and Mozilla's recent moves to rebuild 3D web standards, and you can start to build quite an exciting picture of where things might be headed.
I've wondered since the VRML days about the possibility of huge online games spanning multiple user-created 'website-like' worlds.
Perhaps this direction will justify the effort in developing 'VRML2'? I know there were a few naysayers when I last posted on that subject.
P2P Distribution. May 15, 09, 1:24 p.m.
Hey, hey, beautiful people - bit late in the day to be asking this, but anyway...
Have any of you ever been involved in a campaign to release some kind of media via torrent, or other popular peer to peer network? Or, perhaps, has read anything on the subject?
I'm thinking music or video releases.
I'm ... well, looking for examples, guides or tips.
Actor 'sites May 4, 09, 4:43 p.m.
Hullo, don't know if you can help - I'm looking for examples of actor's websites that you think are good. I'm particularly interested in ones that make efficient use of space and pagination, or have imaginative content-heavy layouts.
There was one a QBNer posted a while back, which he'd done for his Dad who is a voice talent. It was a oversized text-based site - anyone recollect it?
JQuerytard Apr 16, 09, 4:58 p.m.
Hi. Don't know if anyone can help - or point me in the direction of some kind of idiot-proof guide...
I have an accordion script that's pulling an entire section's worth of data through, with about 15 stories. What I want to avoid is loading in all the images for each story straight away. Instead, I'd like the images to only load in after the header link has been clicked, and the accordion section has expanded.
Janne does this, I think, on his site.
It's basic stuff, I'm sure - but it's late and I'm stupid.
omg teh bonobos Apr 14, 09, 9:12 p.m.
This is possibly the most profoundly astounding TED presentation I've seen.
I was aware these guys were smart, but...
Illustrating Perspective Apr 13, 09, 5:24 p.m.
A novel attempt to map the experience of a city.
TED - David Macaulay: All roads lead to Rome Antics
Apple by design. Apr 10, 09, 8:26 a.m.
I'm no fan boy, but I was impressed by these two articles I caught over at The Register.
Old news to owners, of course - but I found this review of the new Mac Pro thing quite illuminating from the perspective of the interior build. I wish they made PCs like this!
Also, Apple have two patent filings on sound-reduction schemes, one involving the creation of sound profiles, for use in different environments. Simple, when you think about it.
Webpage weight? Mar 31, 09, 7:10 p.m.
I'm living in the past. Back in my day, we'd be hard-pushed to justify making a page over 100kb.
I'm guessing things have changed - I saved off the BBC homepage and was flabbergasted to see it weigh in at over 400kb!
So, I guess I shouldn't be worried that my slightly AJAX-heavy page is weighing in at 150kb (which includes the first 'slide' of 70-odd kb intro images), right?
What do you guys build to if you're making a non media-heavy site?
How was this made? Mar 27, 09, 8:10 a.m.
Photoshop / animation gurus - how would YOU go about making something like this - assuming a basic, flat source image.
I can imagine how it was done... making depth judgements, then slicing around those areas, blending between fore and back layers, then animating them... but, well - that seems HARD.
Vimeo Picks Mar 25, 09, 9:49 p.m.
Please share interesting examples here.
This is Japan!
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