Category: Apple

  • Web Inspector Vs. Firebug

    My fundamental problem with Web Inspector is … The CSS view does not resemble a stylesheet, and the HTML view does not resemble source code. Firebug does, and I find this makes development easier. But there’s a bit more to it. …

  • My Mac OS X Customized Settings

    For use when you buy a new Mac: Forgo the tedium of changing default settings and customize Mac OS X to your nerdish liking.

  • Coda Emulated in WebKit

    I got tired of the boring look of a standard Apache web directory. So instead of browsing folders the default way, I built a small index.php file in the root, grabbed all folders dynamically, injected them as HTML5 and styled them with CSS3. Since I work with Coda all day, I chose to emulate their…

  • The Microsoft Experience

    On October 22nd, 2009, Microsoft opened their first retail store in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. I was there to witness the event. It’s no secret that Microsoft Stores are a blatant rip-off of Apple Stores. And from Microsoft’s behemoth coffers, they spared no expense. It’s impressive, but ultimately raised more questions than answers.

  • Some Notes On iTunes LP

    It’s clear that I’m pretty excited about iTunes LP. The “deluxe album” format from the iTunes Store is an attempt to revitalize music sales by providing an immersive digital experience complete with detailed art reminiscent of when people used to buy records. Feature-wise, an iTunes LP is a DRM-free album in high-quality 256kbps AAC format,…

  • iTunes 9 and the Future of WebKit

    At a Special Media Event on Wednesday morning, Apple unveiled the latest iPods along with the new iTunes 9. Apple revitalizes their iPods every year, so this was not unexpected. However, what surprised me was what I first attributed to idle commentary: the redesigned iTunes Store and new iTunes LPs render in WebKit.

  • Setting Up Your Mac For Local Development Using Coda, WordPress & MAMP

    WordPress is not just for blogs. WordPress is a highly sophisticated content management system that you can use to develop and manage your client’s professional websites. Best of all, it’s entirely free. To get started it helps to experiment without the hassle of publishing files to the Internet. With a Mac, you already have the…

  • Reduce Eye Strain While Working On Your Mac

    Please complete this sentence: Hi, my name is _________, I’m a ( designer / developer) and I stare into a lightbulb all day. You with me so far? Staring at a bright white background while you read and work is like staring into a light bulb. It’s only a matter of time until as computer…