Independent of online services.

Posted on April 1, 2013 in Thoughts

Even thought I’m embracing everything new in the world of Internet with joy and excitement, there are times that I wish to do things the old fashion way. And by old fashion I mean when everyone was master of its own data and the only clouds we knew were the ones in the sky. Nowadays the cloud has a new meaning and every bit of information is stored somewhere without the user actually knowing where physically that is, or what is the life span of the service that he is relying on.

HEX colour codes for popular social services.

Posted on October 29, 2012 in Web Development

Every time I’m working on a new design, it’s only a matter of time until I have to implement some custom icons or buttons for the social sharing functions. Even though I have a large collection of vector icons with logos of popular social services, I’m always looking for the right colours based on their original logos. So I thought I’d post their HEX colour codes here and keep em as a note for future reference. You might also find this helpful so make sure you bookmark this post.

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Should I get an iPhone 5?

Posted on September 18, 2012 in Thoughts

​I’m a huge Apple fan! I use most of their products and there have been times when I bought Apple stuff due to the their hype instead of my needs. Times changed though and I have to consider better where to spend my precious euros. And that’s probably the reason that gave me a different perspective on Apple’s hype system.

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Free iOS weather web app.

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Software

I think there are more than enough weather apps for iOS. But it turns out that it doesn’t really matter what I think, since every month there is going to be another developer to pop a new app with a good looking interface and well designed icons. Practically they all show the same information because most of them pull weather data from the same source. And that’s probably my main reason for reverting to Apple’s preinstalled weather app after a few weeks of playing with any new app.

​This time though there is a new option that caught my attention and it’s not because of the information that it shows. It’s for the way it works! If you don’t already know it, Sun is a stunning weather web app developed specifically for iOS devices. Even though the information that it feeds you is the same as every other weather app, it has a very clean and minimal interface that runs on Safari and supports pinch and swipe gestures. Sun packs some extremely interesting and inspiring code and I think you should definitely give it a try just to see what web apps are capable of.

Cheap can sometimes be quite expensive.

Posted on August 7, 2012 in Thoughts

Whether you’re wealthy or not, I think it’s in our nature to look out for offers or other ways to do our job cheaper. I believe it has something to do with the emotional reward that you actually did your job without paying what the majority payed. Especially if you live in a country that goes through economy crisis (cough). However, I noticed that there are times when the compromise in quality backfires and you end up paying a lot more than you thought you saved.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

iPhone 5 doesn’t need a bigger screen!

Posted on May 6, 2012 in Thoughts

Before the iPhone started to reshape the whole cell phone industry, there were a couple of standards that even though they weren’t written in any manual most of us – consumers – were basing our choices. I am referring to the design and the size! Two major points that still define the success of any device. However, after looking at most of the smartphones that pop every year, I’m starting to worry because it looks like big companies are going out of style!