Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful

As anyone with electricity knows, Tesla unveiled the long awaited Model 3 this week. Even though you can argue that infrastructure isn’t in place, or range is limited, cost too high, etc., Tesla has done a wonderful job at hitting each of these points head-on. Superchargers and charging locations are rapidly expanding. Tesla has designed…

Meet Safari Technology Preview

Meet Safari Technology Preview

Apple this week unveiled what it is calling Safari Technology Preview, which is a middle ground between public releases of the web browser and Webkit Nightly builds for developers. Apple describes the preview browser by saying : Safari Technology Preview gives you an early look at upcoming web technologies in OS X and iOS including…

Thoughts on Adobe XD

Thoughts on Adobe XD

As promised, Adobe has unleashed a preview of Project Comet, henceforth known as Adobe Experience Design (XD) CC. For now, the preview is OS X only, but a Windows 10 release is scheduled for the end of 2016. It’s easy to like what you see – Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign can all be used for…

Adobe MAX 2015 Round-Up

Adobe MAX 2015 Round-Up

Apple has already shown off their new toys. Google was quick to follow. Microsoft went next. Now it’s Adobe’s turn, as Adobe MAX 2015 ¬†kicked off this week and brought with it a slew of product announcements and updates. Adam at FStoppers has written¬†a much more detailed look into Adobe’s announcements, which is well worth…

El Capitan a welcome upgrade for Mac users

El Capitan a welcome upgrade for Mac users

I’m just going to go ahead and link to Jason Snell’s excellent El Cap review for Macworld, as it echoes many of my own thoughts. For designers / developers using a Mac, El Capitan will be a welcome update. El Capitan (OSX 10.11) is all about refinement, sanding off the rough edges. Considering the breakneck…

Pixelmator Image Editor Tutorials

Pixelmator Image Editor Tutorials

If you are a Mac user then you have probably heard of Pixelmator. For those who haven’t, it’s a very capable image editor that compares well to Photoshop. Best of all, since it’s a Mac exclusive the app focuses on taking advantage of as many OS X technologies as possible. With that being said, it’s…

Creating iBooks (ePub) with InDesign CS5

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS6mZaksmIs[/youtube] With the growing popularity of eBooks, today we’re presenting a link on how to create an iBook for the iPad using InDesign CS5. Going direct to consumers with eBooks is a great way to publish your work without the cost and need to get a publishing deal. In a future post we’ll look at…

Rachel Yancer Photography site goes live!

One of our close friends, Rachel Yancer Photography, has launched her new site. It is a fantastic site that really shows off her talent for high quality photography. We encourage all of our readers to check out the site and browse her galleries, see her amazing work. We have a great respect for her and…

iOS Programming Resource – App Coda

My first post has to be App Coda. When I started teaching myself Objective-C and learning how to make iOS apps, I learned the most from App Coda and Ray Wenderlich. App Coda is a 100% free site that the author walks you through step by step (in amazing detail for newbies) how to accomplish…