These days most websites spend a considerable amount of time getting their data structure correct and organised for Search Engine Optimisation, so that bots from Google, Bing, Yahoo.. or even Dataweave can read them and understand, make sense of it and publish it when a user searches for it. At the same time they start [...]
Why sites should try and know their Users?
When we buy a shiny sports shoe for running / jogging / walking / drinking beer or whatever, if you bought it from an E-Commerce store, chances are, they will recommend you other shoes that you can buy! Very few take the route of Often Bought Together and actually show you a Show Cleaning Kit, Socks. After [...]
Are social wish lists any good? In the past two years we have had many social wish list websites pop up everywhere delivering price comparison to direct purchase to consumers. Pinterest, Fab and Thefancy are a few that are in the lead. All of them allow the user to Pin “Stuff” from different websites on [...]
My Smoking went down after I got addicted to Instagram, it got worse when I switched from Android to iPhone
It’s simple. Spend the time doing something else!
Going Responsive – ReaderBlocks
After a long time I have touched the Blog. Partly due to lack of time, partly due to patchy hosting service, more due to general laziness. Finally got around to creating the version 1.0 of my first responsive theme. Made for browsers across phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. This is still an “alpha” and I [...]
Have been spending a lot of time on Instagram lately
I have to say, the credit largely goes to Instagram’s simple user experience.
Youtube video blocked in your country – Vevo
This video contains content from Vevo, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. Sorry about that. Now thats just great. You put your video online and then block it off from large audiences for whatever reason. This is the kind of stuff that Inspires Piracy.
Banerghatta National Park
This was taken on a safari ride within a National Park a few days back. The idea is to have the people with cameras in a cage while the animals roam free. However I found that the vehicles are in fact an intrusion in their habitat and probably a better approach will be to construct [...]
Black and White / Color Photos
A generic study of how Black and White / Color Photos behave when viewed. Just an observation on how a Color Photograph compels us to look at color where as the same in Black and White emphasizes more of the Structure and Form. Idea probably is to use each judiciously where necessary!
Is this the Future?
This is the result of TAT’s Open Innovation experiment. It is an experience video showing the future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays, to name a few. Well actually I would expect more. For instance the Keyboard and Mouse sure look redundant with a display and touch sensitive table surface. [...]
Future or Keyboards
Over the years we have used many types of keyboards. Early years they were the bulky ones with klunky keys that still made a “klapaty-klap” noise. In fact I still use a later version of that for my daily work, never needed a reason to upgrade. Over the years they got quieter and sleeker. The [...]
Reminders | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Reminders | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. A Post-it note is a piece of stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. While now available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, Post-it Brand notes are most commonly a 3-inch (76 mm) [...]
Control | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Control | Flickr – Photo Sharing!. There is something about heavy machinery that’s unmatched. They have character.
Some interesting bookshelves
Have been on the lookout for the best and most innovative bookshelf and came across these. Very inspiring. Will post my own version in a few days, either a sketch or a 3D mock. (Via funniez.net)
It’s high time we utilized processor heat loss to heat coffee
Imagine this. You have a server room in your multi-million dollar corporation that is generating so much heat that you have to use 5 tonnes of air-conditioning to just keep it stable, and probably another 1 tonne more to make it perform well. You do have the other option to put it up in Alaska [...]
A tribute to the Walkman
Sony Walkman, the original “Personal Media Player” is probably outdated today and the brand re-targeted and populated with MP3 players and phones, but it was this machine, a small mechanical wonder that was one of the first to allow users to carry their music almost everywhere. And tapes had their advantages too over MP3 files. [...]