I love this business card idea – simple but creative. That and it features a text editor I couldn’t do without :-)
I found on the BBC today a video preview of the next generation of iPod nanos and iPod touch. It seems the leaked images I posted a little while back were spot on, for a less blurry version, check out BBC’s website.
Not sure whether I like these new designs much, but credit to Apple for constantly refreshing (or just changing slightly to encourage people to buy new iPods every year) their range. When I get a chance, I will have a play with one of these ‘in the flash’ and report back.
UPDATE : I am starting to get the impression this market has matured drastically in the last few months. Apple have been making iPods for 7 years now, improving on the design and functionality as they go along, but is there any real selling point to these new iPods apart from the fact they are new? Sure the screen is slightly better, sure they have a motion sensor… but so what? When it is in my pocket, am I really going to care enough about how different it is to my 3rd gen nano?
So as you can see I have been playing around with my blog layout and design. I liked the previous template as it was simple yet functional, but I found I had a lot of wasted room at the sides. I am not yet sure if I am going to keep this template (really wish I could add a custom graphic) but for the moment I am fairly happy. Mind you it is now 2am (AND I have lost an extra hour of sleep due to the clocks going forward) so my judgement may be impaired, let me know your thoughts and feedback ! :)
I was randomly came across a document on Microsoft’s website details hardware compliance for a new type of super key. Vista appears to have the option of allowing manufacturers to replace the plain boring Windows (super) key on the keyboard in favour of a more esthetically pleasing option.
“The Hardware Start Button, an update to the Windows Key for keyboards, is designed to be an attractive and discoverable actuator for launching the new Start menu and search experiences in the Windows Vista family of operating systems.”
The document is very detailed, even containing dimensions and material requirements for a variety of designs, finishing up with a proposed ‘Hero Hardware Button’.
“…is a transparent dome that contains a full-color Windows Start Button Logo and composes the surface of the Hero Start Button”
Given the trouble Microsoft’s hardware teams have evidently gone to, its surprising that we have not seen keyboard or other input devices with such ‘special’ Windows keys.