Working with photos on the web

While setting up what can loosely be described as my ‘photo portfolio’ on the web — actually, it’s more of a casual selection of personal favourites — I was struck by some of the basic issues I experienced while in the post-production phase. Obviously with your favourite images / portfolio you want the best technical…

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Why are ebook readers so limited?

Printed books are physical, fixed formats, designed for a specific size — the font size and so forth can’t be altered later on. Ebooks are digital files, read by software, formatting, like: margins, font types and sizes, font and background colour can be changed in the software. This is one of the fundamental advantages of…

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Writing apps

There are many ways to write articles, reports, blog posts, and creative fiction, from something as cheap as using an HB pencil with scrap paper, to writing with a handmade ink pen on a leather bound notebook. There’s no right or wrong method, and some people still use a typewriter. For me, and, I assume,…

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Designed simplicity

We live in a complicated world, but there are people out there working to make it easier. These are the designers and engineers of the world, honing their skills and experience to make things run smoother. Let’s face it, there are too many decisions, choices, options, menus — or, equally as bad — a complete…

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Klean Canteen stainless steel bottles

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of carrying around your own water bottle was utterly ridiculous. Then the rage for ‘healthy lifestyles’ exploded with that all-important accessory, the plastic Evian bottle. It was probably filled up with tap water as much as the real stuff, but it kept us hydrated in a thirsty world…

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