An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Kaleidoscope – File Comparison Hotness from Sofa

If there ever was a product page that made me lust more than the app, it would be Kaleidoscope. The moment I saw it, I knew I would download the app no matter what its functionality. Turns out, Kaleidoscope is quite a useful one at that. A file comparison utility for the Mac that supports variety of image and text formats, including subversion support for other clients. The scope of Kaleidoscope is too wide to be discussed here. So the...

Consume – an iPad app by Bjango

Bjango is up to some more brilliant stuff. Thought I had posted this, apparently not. Better late than never, considering how chewable this app looks. Consume is a powerful and versatile usage monitor for your mobile phone, broadband, tolls, deliveries, rewards cards and more. Keep track of all your account balances and quotas to ensure you don’t incur any additional costs. Consume supports over 100 providers from 15 countries, including AT&T, O2, Rogers, Fido, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Orange. It’s still...

PhotoFramePlus – A Better iPad Photo Frame

I never quite bought into the idea of using the iPad as a photoframe. It’s too useful for something as trivial as that. Which is why I was a little skeptical about checking out PhotoFrame, but was pulled to it by its rather stunning look. Instead of just showing you an image slideshow PhotoFrame overlays a beautiful calendar and current time at the bottom. The resulting look is nothing short of stunning. This will replace the photoframe and calendar from...

Our Solar System – An experiment with CSS3

[tweetmeme]Oh. My. God. Somebody has recreated the solar system using just HTML and CSS, and yes, they didn’t forget to make it drop dead beautiful. The animation is so smooth on my iMac, and even presentable on the iPad. The attention to detail goes down to the space junk between Mars and Jupiter, and the eclipsing of the moon as it revolves around the earth. Our Solar System is by Alex Giron (@alexgiron), a web developer and designer from ‘Old...

Panic’s Pixel Perfection

A few months ago, a very special email dropped into my Inbox. “Dear Mayor McPreshit,”, it greeted me. I was one of the very few lucky recipients of that email, one of the very few who were selected to test drive an update to the internet’s oldest known, possibly the most beautiful Truck. Originally known as Transit, the gorgeous and powerful Truck went through hundreds of bug fixes and enhancements and was finally unveiled to the public on April 27th,...

Pure CSS Icons: An experiment by Zander Martineau

Zander Martineau, a freelance Web Designer and Developer from London, has put up some rather splendid icons up on his blogsite. These icons, however, have been created entirely using just CSS, using some of the newer features of CSS3 such as gradients and rotation. Since these are built upon completely open standards, you can view the source and study how they were created; a great learning experience. If that’s not the way you like to learn things, Zander has also...