This is a great tip for Apple Mac users who utlise the microblogging service, Twitter. It is a fairly simple way of creating a client for Twitter which is accessible from the Apple menu bar (as a menu item). The method uses Hahlo that is intended for use with Apple iPhone which makes this ‘hack’ notable for its creative use of software that is freely available.
The creators of 99designs.com are using UserVoice to allow its users to view ideas for new features and suggest their own. Using a voting system UserVoice orders the ideas in the order of popuarity and also allows comments (feedback) to be posted.
Google have released their web browser software as a Beta to get an early opinion from users. As soon as the news was announced I sighed while thinking that there is yet another web browser to test. Does the world need another browser? If it means that there are less Internet Explorer users then yes. However, Chrome is based on the WebKit so if your site works in Apple Safari everything will be fine — webmasters should be glad of that at least.
Today del.icio.us became delicious.com as the infamous bookmarking website’s excellent new design went live. The long awaited redesign looks streamlined and incorporates fast loading ajax features that simplifies use.
“The new Delicious is just like the old del.icio.us, only faster, easier to learn, and hopefully more delightful to use and to look at.”
A short animation was also published to illustrate the differences between the old del.icio.us and the redesign:
A year in Beta
This redesign has been in the pipeline for over a year and early previews gave a clear indication of what was to be expected of the new site. However the aforementioned blog post by The Delicious Team also indicated that new features are in development and may be added in the near future.
“It has taken us a while to get here, and we really appreciate all the patience and support you’ve shown us. Now that our new platform is in place we expect to release new features more quickly.”
This looks like a very interesting project and I’m awaiting my invitation to become a beta tester.
Aviary offers an impressive array of web based applications including; image and vector editors, desktop publishing, music creation and sound editing.
These apps are usable for any computer and browser that has Adobe Flash 9 installed. Some can also be downloaded for use offline, these will require Adobe AIR. At the moment the software collection is still in Beta testing but once public I imagine that this suite is going to immensely popular.