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Articles by Ovi on designing, coding, and writing for the web and email

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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.


The Chrome notebook and really working on the web

It's been over a month since I got the Chrome notebook and I wanted to share my thoughts on it so far.


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 →


Tech trends shaping habits and social interaction

Two kinds of technologies have in recent months changed my daily habits and how I interact with people: web-based apps and smartphones.


On Web Standards and rounded corners

While general web practices make sense, the need for having formal standards seems unnecessary. Website-building technologies have in a lot of ways standardized themselves because of individual developers deciding what is appropriate to use.


Farewell Windows Mobile, hello Android

It's no surprise, that like a lot of people, I've been becoming more and more of a Google fan this past year...


Evolution of storytelling and technology

Since the beginning of humanity, storytelling and our ability to learn is what has set us apart from other species.


New Xbox Experience (NXE) interface

What started out as a few downloadable games and videos has exploded into an extensive marketplace of game content, movies and television programs.


Sam and Max, video game or interactive tv show?

Sam and Max is the first successful episode-based video game series.


What you should know about the GTD method

I found that as I was getting my thoughts out of my head and into my system, I was able to accomplish things in a logical way that lead to better focus of my upcoming goals.


Subscription-based media

I ended up subscribing to Netflix during the writing of this post.


Why Microsoft loses customers

The way Microsoft is really losing customers though is by disappointing them.


Are you pod/audio/video-casting?

The New Media online community understands that podcasting is really a new way to enjoy original content. And like blogging has changed the way we receive news, 'content-casting' will be the way of the future for receiving audio and video content.


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