Remember when I said that e-mail aliases are great? Well, I still mean it. In fact, I want to give you a little walk through on how to set up an e-mail alias. For our purposes today, I will be using g-mail as the e-mail client. Most other e-mail clients will set up their aliases in pretty much the same fashion.
Breaking away from the stereotypical definition of art to discover better and brighter things.
A while ago I reviewed Carnival of Games, a mobile app created by Sky Parlor Studios. The guys over there were kind enough to ask me to review another game of theirs called Fire and Dice. They’ve even offered to give away five free iPhone promo code to one of my lucky readers. So, if you haven’t already, re-tweet this article with #FireAndDice to enter for a chance to win. The game is also available on both Android and AppStore.
One of the greatest strengths of the world wide web is, of course, the world part. We all know that we should have a target audience in mind, but what do we do when our target audience lives all over the world crossing all sorts of socio-economic factors? It can be particularly difficult for us designers. This week I'm designing a site to reach farmers in the Southeastern United States as well as a site to reach CEOs of fortune 500 companies. So, what is the common factor? What should a good design contain regardless of medium, location or demographic?
As I'm sure you noticed, much of the web went dark on Wednesday (January 18, 2012). I am very impressed with some of the big name websites that did a complete or partial blackout. Google, Wikipedia, Wired, FireFox, Reddit, WordPress, MoveOn, InspiredMag and many more joined in this peaceful online protest. Our message was clear SOPA and PIPA are bad bills. I imagine there are still some lingering questions about all of this. I'd like to address just a few of them.