try bcsharland.tumblr.com as well
Maintaining Relevance in the Web2.0 SpaceThe term "web 2.0" is jargon oftentimes utilized as a referential term pointing to the more recent wave of new ideas and concepts online. It is much along the lines of the "information age" being a blanket term for the age of internet technology and information sharing.Maintaining Relevance in the Web2.0 Space by TheRyanFord
With this prevalence of information and increased competition for our online attention, websites must constantly strive to provide services or experiences that make things easier and more enjoyable for us, the common internet user.
There was once a time when people thought that huge technological inventions would constantly change the face of humanity. While this is true in many respects, over the last 1-2 decades the technologies that have really impacted our lives have not been groundbreakingly new, but have instead been efforts of lateral thinking. That is, they have been new uses for already-existing technology.
A fantastic example is Apple's venerable iPod. It's a cliche example, I know, but look at the phenomenon
Response to Ryan FordIn response to a news article posted by Ryan Ford. Click here to read: Maintaining Relevance in the Web2.0 SpaceResponse to Ryan Ford by spyed
I really appreciate you taking the time to share this perspective.
In the past year or so I would say that we've undergone a complete revamp of deviantARTs internal operations. And we hope that so far this challenging transition has already begun to shine through in a positive way. But the transition is not complete.
This year of 2007 is particularly important to the future of deviantART. The way we handle the issues you raised, plus the many issues that I also see with the company from a more 3 dimensional perspective in my seat are going to have a big impact, good or bad.
deviantART in years past has been plagued by many constraints that have been very difficult to overcome. Some of them are self-imposed by the approach to building the company itself. (Cash constrained). But we've felt very strongly that big cas
Getting the most out of your CSS Journals FourWelcome back! If you're wondering what happened the last two weeks, I decided to give the series a two-week break. Mostly to build up the ideas, but also to give your eyes a break. I doubt either worked, but on we shall press! If you want to read the other articles, check out Getting the most out of your CSS Journals! which has the list of the previous week's articles. With that out of the way, on we shall go!Getting the most out of your CSS Journals Four by Grayda
Custom mood images
With dAv5 came a whole heap of new "Mood" icons, little animated dudes that you could set as your journal mood. However these weren't enough for most. If you could do your own custom emotes in journals (ie. using the :thumb: notation), or using :icon: to display 50x50 avatars, why could you not do your own custom mood images? With this simple CSS / HTML hack, you can! This simply involves laying our image over the top of our mood image. Here's the code: