- Favorite part of the Flickr redesign is on the /new/ page. Flickr fades in when you scroll to the photos. As if to say, “This is Flickr.”
We used to value hard work. It was the cornerstone of our society. We invented computing, the telephone, the automobile and modern medicine. We invaded Normandy. We traveled to the moon. We dug our way out of every challenge that has come before us to get where we are now. Now we’re selling sepia filters for a billion dollars and complaining that we can’t pay our student loans back.Joe Conway
We do a lot of ideation at my company, Brilliant Chemistry. DesignPad helps with visualizing your ideas and explaining them to someone else. It’s a great communication tool, on top of being a drawing app.
One of my favorite features is the snap-to-grid drawing mode. You can toggle a grid, reminiscent of my favorite paper drawing pads and when you draw, your line sticks to the grid lines. This is great when you need to quick layout some dialog boxes or windows or floor plans or whatever. Then you switch back to free hand and draw in the details.
Zoom mode is great. Unlike other drawing apps that allow you to zoom, the brush size changes to match your zoom level. You can get some pretty intricate detail with this.
Of course, everything is vector. So when you print out your drawings, they look as good as they did on the Retina screen of the iPad.
The current price for the 15″ 2.6 ghz Retina MacBook Pro is $2,799.00 on Apple.com. It has free shipping and takes 3-4 days to get to your door. You also have to pay state sales tax. In my case it is 6% which works out to $2,966.94.
Or you can get the exact same configuration on amazon.com for $2,649.99
You don’t pay sales tax and if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, then you can have it shipped to your door the next day for $3.99.
That’s a savings of 11% off the Apple price! You save $316.95!
I’m doing it… go buy the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro from amazon…
In my ~/.bash_profile:
I quickly found I had bloody knuckles after typing in
compass init and getting bunk defaults of SCSS.
(Note: This article was originally written for the iPhone 4. Since then, we have seen the iPad 3 with Retina, and now the MacBook Pro. This technique works with all of them.)
The new iPhone 4 is certainly a marvel of technology. One of the surprising side effects it has is how bad it makes things look that weren’t designed for high-DPI displays. For the most part, text is automatically beautiful on the iPhone 4 1. However, images are a different story. What follows is my research and then the technique I used to update images on flowz.com. We use wordpress here and with this technique, image replacement is automatic. All you have to do different is upload the second, high-res file at the same time you insert the normal file in your post or page. The first thing we need to do is pull in CSS specific to high-DPI device(s) in a standards compliant way. Here is how you can do that: http://thomasmaier.me/2010/06/css-for-iphone-4-retina-display/ The trick being to use a CSS3 media query to target high DPI devices (*not* just the iPhone 4!):