Art & Design

Buttons and switches

"The way the buttons and switches affected these virtual worlds, made me look at my interactions with objects of the real world differently, or, more carefully."

Myst meditation

"The Myst video game series is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year."

Horror movies

"Since around 2009, during the month of October, I would decide to watch a handful of horror movies that I would preselect from a list that I kept adding to."

Introducing Blocks Edit

"Blocks Edit is now live and ready for you to improve how you send out marketing campaigns."

RIP Flash

"Recently, Adobe officially announced it is discontinuing support for its Flash browser plugin by 2020."

Lifehacks

"Detective stories are about solving a mystery, which comes from our inherent need to figure out and resolve things."

How we change

"Every once in a while I decide to rewatch certain movies that come to mind. Usually the ones that have stuck with me and which seem to come up because they relate to a particular mood I'm in."

The Transform app

"A client project that I’ve been working on for a year and four months now has finally launched this week. Transform with Chris and Heidi, an iPhone and Android app."

Being an Apple fan

"I'm an Apple user because I want technology to fade into the background of what I'm doing."

How the sausage gets made

"It’s always interesting to see how something is done. I’ve tried to be conscious of this and show how I make my comics."

The whole experience matters

"...by having control of the total experience of how your work gets in the hands of your readers, you form a deeper connection with them and create a story for your story."

Chores

"Teller, of Penn and Teller fame has been known to say that the things you're most passionate about you do when all the chores are done."

New kind of ebook reading experience

"One thing that makes Indie Aisle unique is the reading experience. It's designed to make it easy for your readers to start reading right away and give them options for reading the way they are most comfortable with."

The state of Indie Aisle

"When I originally came up with Indie Aisle over four years ago, it's original goal was to make it easy for independent authors to publish their books digitally online."

What makes a good ebook

"Besides a great story of course, what's involved in producing a good ebook? Here's what I think the right components are and how we built Indie Aisle around them."

Demos: digital art for computers

"Demos were audio-visual presentations that ran in real-time on a computer. They started as a way to show off computer performance, but quickly became an art form, mixing graphics, music and coding mastery into unique compositions."

Developing a web app

"My side project, Indie Aisle has been online for a few months now and as I did with designing the web app, I'd like to share my thoughts about the development process."

Wrong default web cursor

"This past year, I've tried an experiment on the site. I've replaced the 'text select' cursor that shows when mousing over text on a website with the default arrow cursor."

Designing an online app

"Indie Aisle is a project I've been working on and off for a couple of years now. This past year however, I really got going with it, spending most of my available time outside of client work."

Introducing Indie Aisle

"I originally had the idea for Indie Aisle when I noticed that there were people I knew who wanted to do something creative from starting a band to having their own online comic, but didn't know how to get their work seen by other people."

New Xbox Experience (NXE) interface

"What started out as a few downloadable games and videos has exploded into an extensive marketplace of game content, films (including access to Netflix titles) and television programs."

Xbox 360 interface

"The new Xbox is not only a gaming system, but a full entertainment experience. And with all that's been thrown into it, the interface certainly required making the features easy to find and simple to use."