Instagram 玩家的 10 招

不少玩家喜歡拿著手機隨走隨拍,對 Instagram 這套拍照軟體應該是耳熟能詳,使用的方式也很簡單,不過如果想要用 Instagram 拍出好的照片,讓照片說話,還是有一些技巧。

4. See the world in Squares: One of the most important considerations to keep on your mind when taking photos with Instagram is the crop factor. Think of the old polaroids – this is what you’ll get with Instagram. Its a sad day indeed when you take a fabulous shot and find yourself unable to work with the Instagram 1×1 crop.

iPad 上的最佳媒體類 App

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紐約時報的專欄作家 David Carr 在這兩天的一篇文章 Best Media Apps for the iPad 中提到幾個和媒體有關的應用程式,像 BBC News、New York Post 及路透社等等。他還提到了 Instapaper 這個應用程式,可以在 iPad 上將網頁封存以便之後離線閱讀,封存的內容會針對 iPad 的格式做最佳化,讓閱讀落落長的內容時輕鬆愉快!

免費電子書:Photoshop Anthology

時間有限,您可以在 Sitepoint.com 免費下載 Corrie Haffly 的電子書,全彩印刷,共 278 頁,分別提供了高、低解析度兩種版本;下載時間約還有 18 天又 16 小時。

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques is the ultimate Photoshop compendium for web designers.
It’s brimming with tried and tested real-world Photoshop solutions that will add impact to your next web design project. If you’ve ever been stuck for inspiration, have puzzled over just how to create a shiny aqua-style button, or wanted to create that seamlessly tiling background image you saw on a site recently, you need download this book.

link: Free eBook: Photoshop Antholody (SitePoint Books)

Plagiarius Awards

copycat_germany_awards.jpg模仿是最真誠的讚美?!德國設計界設立的「最佳抄襲獎」(Plagiarius Awards) 公佈 2008 得獎名單

Admittedly, there is no progress and development without referring to already existing patterns, ideas and rules. However what counts is the willingness to develop the existing and give it an individual and distinctive style. The imitators pursue one goal only: to profit at the expense of the hard work of others – and this affects the creatives and the consumers likewise.

各領域皆然,OS 雷同語言與顛倒,還有吳淡如……模仿是最真誠的讚美,心情會好一些。
link 1: The Prizewinners of the Plagiarius-Competition 2008 (Plagiarius.com)
link 2: 2008 年最佳抄襲獎 模仿=讚美? (聯合新聞網)

時代雜誌年度最佳發明:iPhone

TIME, iPhoneTIME 時代雜誌將 Apple iPhone 列為年度最佳發明“Invention Of the Year“。
時代雜誌的 Lev Grossman 解釋,Apple 並未發明觸控式螢幕,但 Apple 懂得該怎麼運用這項技術,建立了全新的使用者界面,讓使用者真正操控手機上的資料,翻閱專輯封面、點選連結、透過手指縮放照片:

a whole new kind of interface, a tactile one that gives users the illusion of actually physically manipulating data with their hands—flipping through album covers, clicking links, stretching and shrinking photographs with their fingers.

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Adobe 將會移除 Send to FedEx Kinko’s 選項

Adobe Reader 8.1 Send to FedEx Kinko自從 Adobe Reader 8.1 與 Acrobat Professional 8.1 推出以來,有個 “Send to FedEx Kinko’s” 按鈕與在 “檔案” 選單可供使用者使用。Adobe 其 Creative Solutions Business Unit 部門的 John Loiacono 提到,Adobe 大約在 10 週後將會移除此按鈕。
Adobe 無法回到 8.0 的版本來進行處理,因為 8.1 版除了包含此新的列印選項外,已經包含了許多重要安全性與程式更新。最合理的解決方式就是提供 8.1.1 的更新版本。

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