How a program starts is the first impression a user gets of an application and in this respect, I think Solundria is failing miserably. The first thing the user sees is a tiny dialog ezplaining that the sound is loading.
After this they are shown a piece of text explaining the object of the game which accepts the name they will be known as. This dialog is necessary and does have a purpose.
It is the next screen that is causing me to think again on the game's introduction. The user is… Continue
Added by Rosie Wood on October 14, 2008 at 17:00 —
I've been wondering about what an artwork made 0n a widget platform would be like. It's one of those things that is very hard to envisage, you really have to just go in and do it. But the pondering is half of it all the same:
- the widget is a container
- what it contains is scriptable, i.e. can be created on the fly
- the content can relate to external factors
- there is no need for static content
- we're not talking putting nice pictures in a widget
- widgets are… Continue
Joining online communities has always seemed a bit of a waste of time for me. You submit your personal details and then get inundated with spam, offering to sell you a host of services you would not touch with a barge pole.
I received an email from Scottish Games which led to an article on the school for start ups workshop and the 38Minutes web site. Scottish Games
The 38Minutes web site was accepting members from… Continue
Wow, am I getting carried away customizing my 38minutes page? You can do some pretty cool things, I'm rather surprised. I've even put some of my music on here, so you can listen using the nifty flash player. I've got an RSS feed linked into wiiloopmachine.com, and I've changed the header and colors and everything. woot!
I'm not too happy with the flickr widget I found, though, anyone know a better one? The Widgetbox ones look nice but don't… Continue
Their Macbeth, last week, was great, Ray Bradbury is up this week with a National Theatre of Scotland production and next week it's a little known JM Barrie ghost story that promises to be pretty… Continue
Added by mark gorman on October 14, 2008 at 9:00 —
As we fret over the credit crunch and those fat cat bankers who areat least now getting their comeuppance you might want to reflect on the fact that Punch were discussing it all, very eloquently in 1957.
Q: What are banks for?
A: To make money.
Q: For the customers?
A: For the banks.
Q: Why doesn't bank advertising mention this?
A: It would not be in good taste. But it is mentioned by implication in
references to reserves of… Continue
Added by mark gorman on October 14, 2008 at 8:50 —
Does today's shocking news that Channel 4 have now withdrawn their radio plans, affect 4IP? I perhaps misunderstood; it the public service funding coming through 4IP not dependent on Channel 4 being multi-platform?
The campaign was pre-launched on Oct. 6 on Harley-Davidson’s official YouTube channel, with a “making of” video that takes viewers behind the scenes at the Marisa Miller V-Rod Muscle photo shoot (http://www.youtube.com/harleydavidson). Motorcycle bloggers and Harley-Davidson fans and friends on Facebook and MySpace were exclusively tipped off to the… Continue
Added by Fraser Waters on October 13, 2008 at 14:28 —
An interesting piece from the Future of Web Apps conference, with the take that the current financial downturn is going to be good news for the start-up, the entrepreneur, the ideas person working from the kitchen table.
As the inherent trust we had for big companies and governments begins to topple, we're… Continue
Within the next fortnight we'll open up an online commissioning system for 4iP, and are already taking a deep breath in for the hundreds (thousands?) of ideas that promise to rethink pubic sector "broadcasting" through the web, mobile and gaming. We'll be looking for short elevator pitch material, and we'll provide plenty of cues as to how best to submit, but there's already some great advice out there for pitching your ideas.
I’m not an admin on 38minutes, consequently I'm flying blind with some of my comments here, so please make allowances if I come across as an arse. (And not for the first, or I suspect last time.)
But I would be interested to know the following stats:
Of all the 230 (odd!) registered members here on 38minutes, what proportion/percentage upload original content, or mainly contribute via comments/uploading existing work, or are happy to simply lurk/read only?
Wondering out loud if it might be an idea for members of 38minutes to say a video hello to the other members. Augmenting the text and photo profiles we all have, with something a bit more 'dimensional'. (What a very Channel4 type expression! "Oooh, I'm feeling all 'dimensional' today love." I'll be wearing stripey Paul Smith shirts, hanging out over my arse next. Or 'iconic'… Continue
A Smog (Mob Snog) took shoppers by surprise in Dublin's Ilac Centre last weekend. A group of actors came together to bemuse Dublin's public with 'Kiss' – a one off flash-mob theatrical event created especially for the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. Some onlookers joined in the action.
Anyone else keen to bounce around other ideas for projects that use social media as a tool for real world happenings? Or have any other… Continue
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