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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:09pm

“ . . . every business--not just those in the social media space--will need to take a mobile-first approach in the coming years.”

So posits Inc. in an article titled “Survey: How Mobile Will Change Business” (Sep 25, 2012). The author claims that “mobile has the power to reshape entire industries and these changes will be swift.” A new eLearning contract we won recently bears witness to this. It includes options to develop for myriad mobile devices.

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Monday, February 27, 2012 - 9:40am

A popular chain of fast-food restaurants in South Africa is serving hamburgers with words in Braille baked right in!

Wimpy, a UK-based company with restaurants throughout Europe and Asia has taken a huge leap forward in courting visually impaired diners by serving hamburgers with words in Braille formed with sesame seeds! So far, this ingenious idea is limited to South Africa but I doubt it will be long before the idea catches on elsewhere.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:00am

What does the client really expect when they ask you to use their content “as is”?

The word edit is an umbrella for myriad tasks. When it’s applied to text, edit can range from simple proofreading to ensuring that the final assessment questions meet the objectives which, in turn, are supported by the content. It’s elementary to conclude that the resources for this spectrum differ greatly from one end to the other.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 1:20pm

What's your mobile strategy? The recommended best practice for making a website mobile friendly is up for debate, depending who you are or who you ask.

The good thing is you have options.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:33pm

Your company has gone to the same conference for six years in a row.  What do you do this year to create “buzz” around your booth and showcase your latest capabilities?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:29pm

One of the biggest challenges today is being able to develop something that really engages the user. The way people interact with technology is constantly changing and the choices are multiplying every day.

Monday, March 28, 2011 - 10:14am

Today, smart phones all compete to show you the same web that you now read on your desktop computer (HTML) but only in a smallish handheld form-factor.  Since the appearance of the Apple iPhone in 2007 (that isn’t really that long ago is it?) the same old web you’ve been experiencing for years took on a new presentation mode.  Hand held devices from a number of companies running Windows CE (in existence since before the year 2000) would show you the web (TTML, Wireless Markup Language or WML).  Here we are now in 2011 and while companies continue (for the foreseeable future) to promote gene

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:18pm

Recently, I had a project which required me to prebake shadows onto the texture maps I exported out of 3D Max.  The original render before baking was applied can be seen in Image 1.

All models were attached to form one editable poly. Render texture was applied, creating a complete map. The new texture, “teapot checker.tga” was rendered. A new material was made with “teapot checker.tga” as the diffuse map. The material was applied to the scene and rendered. [Image 2]

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:04pm

I recently read this article about boring corporate videos and it reminded me of a time when I was studying at the University of Minnesota and had a job at a store in the Mall of America. I remember how uninteresting the job training was. It was a typical corporate welcome package with probably one of the most boring training videos I've ever seen--one person speaking in monotone, looking directly at the camera, with a few poorly edited cut-away shots of the CEO. 

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 4:27pm

As a web developer / designer, one of the major issues I encounter when creating a new site is dealing with many inconsistencies between browser default base style sheets.

This is especially true when we are required to conform with the older but still widely-used and popular Internet Explorer (IE) browser version 6 and 7.  Today, IE 7 is the standard browser used by most US government institutions.