Blog and Web Interface/Layout design for Touch Screen Devices – a start.

With convenience, ease-of-mobility, functionality and the expected rise in number of choices, these are probably going to be the device of choice for the average person to consume information and media. Well, until Google TV or something else comes along to show us different.

These developments when coupled with the popularity of mobile touch screen phones, could point to the fact that some of the ubiquitous website/blog design and layout elements are due for an overhaul. It will be necessary to accommodate developing trends in user interaction, especially if these touch screen devices become even more popular.

The best time to Job-Hunt is when you have a Job. Twitter 101 for non-marketing types.

Social media platforms like twitter, facebook etc. allow you to network, more discretely than ever…without falling afoul of the most suspicious boss. Most of these platforms can be accessed on your mobile phone/device making it all the more convenient. Previously, I wrote about building your online presence around your personal brand. Now lets explore one practical way to do it.

Social Media Tools Can Help Your Career, or not (if you ignore them).

For those sceptical, a reminder that not too long ago, knowledge of e-mail, word and excel was not an absolute requirement for an office job. It may not be difficult for facebook (or third party app developers…a million strong the last I heard) to integrate tools like company chat/storage/file exchange modules that could offer productivity enhancements. Even without these, companies are debating the benefits of allowing employees access to facebook and twitter. Business softwares like salesforce.com are integrating components (e.g.: chatter) inspired by these new media tools. Indeed, news like this may well become the norm: B.C. government approves Facebook, Twitter use for employee

Of Steve Jobs, Ninjas and Product Design

Being a Steve Jobs fan I take him seriously. If he blinks an eyelid I usually want to know why. Which is why I decided to delve deeper.

We all know that apple places a premium on design. My online search for ‘Ninja Star’ images on google revealed that these items confirm to pretty slick design aesthetics.

Early to rise, helps make nice photographs

Early to rise, helps make nice photographs

Since I’ve been told that sunrise and sunsets are amongst the best times (due to the ideal lighting conditions) to flex ones photography muscles, I decided to give it a try one morning.

Web 22.0 – The New Horizon.

You read right. Web 22.0. Not web, 3.0 or web 9.0 or even web 21.0 (all passé…google them) but Web 22.0. You heard it here first.

Smoker in the Apartment.

As she stepped out of the bathroom the place reeked of cigarette smoke again. It almost made her physically sick. She had to talk to the super about this. Tomorrow. Time to sleep now.

She was surprised that she found herself fearfully staring into the darkness before her for so long. She thought she would be asleep as soon as she hit the bed.

“I’ve always wanted to do something on my own.”

I’ve heard this line from everyone and their grandmother. Variations are ‘I have this great idea that I want to try’, ‘I’ve always wanted to start my restaurant’ etc…and my telepathic response always is ‘wtf are you waiting for?’. Well I should admit that those are the smart folk. Most people know that there are enough reasons not to trade a steady pay check for an unpredictable lifestyle. Regardless, I thought it’s about time I wrote for those foolish enough to consider indulging in the entrepreneurial call.