Thoughts about Design

Notes of Frank Neulichedl to himself and to the world about things and thoughts worth remembering.

Happy Birthday Web – next year you can toast with us

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Happy Birthday Web – next year you can toast with us

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Enterprises and Businesses will love the Metro-Interface … in Windows 9

While I think that businesses are going to skip Windows 8, I don’t think that Metro will be going away. I would even say that the desktop will be gone completely in Windows 9 and that businesses will love it.

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Enterprises and Businesses will love the Metro-Interface … in Windows 9

While I think that businesses are going to skip Windows 8, I don’t think that Metro will be going away. I would even say that the desktop will be gone completely in Windows 9 and that businesses will love it.

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3 reasons I prefer Google Drive over Dropbox for professional use

It took me some time to find a use for Dropbox – and yes there are plenty, but I had already similar services setup on my own, with remote access etc. So even after I started using it, I never felt that it is safe for real professional stuff. And here are the reasons why that is and how Google Drive resolves this issues.

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3 reasons I prefer Google Drive over Dropbox for professional use

It took me some time to find a use for Dropbox – and yes there are plenty, but I had already similar services setup on my own, with remote access etc. So even after I started using it, I never felt that it is safe for real professional stuff. And here are the reasons why that is and how Google Drive resolves this issues.

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I cracked the Pinterest code

Why is Pinterest so addictive for so many people? Because it’s the first social sharing platform (it’s not a full social network) that allows you to follow just specific “boards” of a user. How many times do we unfollow people

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I cracked the Pinterest code

Why is Pinterest so addictive for so many people? Because it’s the first social sharing platform (it’s not a full social network) that allows you to follow just specific “boards” of a user. How many times do we unfollow people

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Google+ launches new design – I like it

I’m curious to see if there will be the same outcry on google+ with the new design as you always hear on Facebook – but I like it. It is still clean but they have added a more App –

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Google+ launches new design – I like it

I’m curious to see if there will be the same outcry on google+ with the new design as you always hear on Facebook – but I like it. It is still clean but they have added a more App –

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Responsive Design breakpoint traps

Allessandro has made a good write up about responsive web design and analyzed some examples – the only problem I have is that he falls into the device/breakpoint trap as many do – me included. Most responsive website just look

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Responsive Design breakpoint traps

Allessandro has made a good write up about responsive web design and analyzed some examples – the only problem I have is that he falls into the device/breakpoint trap as many do – me included. Most responsive website just look

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Buy your competitors and shut them down – old ways of doing business in the web …

To all you who call the web a hotbed for innovation – the business practices are just the same as in the old school offline world. Facebook for example has become big enough to swallow all upcoming and already established

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Buy your competitors and shut them down – old ways of doing business in the web …

To all you who call the web a hotbed for innovation – the business practices are just the same as in the old school offline world. Facebook for example has become big enough to swallow all upcoming and already established

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Designers think and design for the future, and learn from the past

Seth Godin has written a long and thoughtful peace about the current and future evolution of the internet, mobile computing and the internet of things. It’s an important read also for designers, who see their challenges in the problem they

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Designers think and design for the future, and learn from the past

Seth Godin has written a long and thoughtful peace about the current and future evolution of the internet, mobile computing and the internet of things. It’s an important read also for designers, who see their challenges in the problem they

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Content aware photo retouching on your Android device

Are you already caught in the Instagram craze? Do you want to edit your photos before enhancing them with Instagram? Why not use one of the proposed Apps by Instagram themselves. The most interesting one is the content aware retouching

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Content aware photo retouching on your Android device

Are you already caught in the Instagram craze? Do you want to edit your photos before enhancing them with Instagram? Why not use one of the proposed Apps by Instagram themselves. The most interesting one is the content aware retouching

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Project Google Glass – everybody mocks it, so it will happen

The augmented reality glasses from Google have made waves in  a sense that everyone is mocking them – which means that they are on the right path. Just think about all the bluetooth guys talking to the air or everybody

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Project Google Glass – everybody mocks it, so it will happen

The augmented reality glasses from Google have made waves in  a sense that everyone is mocking them – which means that they are on the right path. Just think about all the bluetooth guys talking to the air or everybody

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6500 Plus Ones in a couple of hours – welcome Instagram for Android

The Gorilla has landed and all social media outlets will be dominated by Instagram for the next few hours, days, weeks. Instagram shows that you can have instant success in Google Play if you have already a brand, and even

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6500 Plus Ones in a couple of hours – welcome Instagram for Android

The Gorilla has landed and all social media outlets will be dominated by Instagram for the next few hours, days, weeks. Instagram shows that you can have instant success in Google Play if you have already a brand, and even

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E-Book on WordPress Multi Site Installation

I would have loved to have this guide when I started moving all the sites I own to one single installation. Not just download, but donate a small amount ) “Setting up Multisite requires just a little more savvy, and

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E-Book on WordPress Multi Site Installation

I would have loved to have this guide when I started moving all the sites I own to one single installation. Not just download, but donate a small amount ) “Setting up Multisite requires just a little more savvy, and

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Do we need human readable HTML and CSS?

The lack of visual design tools for web designer brings some strange side effects – like morecss.org “MORE simplifies CSS to make it more intuitive, allowing you to write human readable code that fits with the way you think. MORE

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Do we need human readable HTML and CSS?

The lack of visual design tools for web designer brings some strange side effects – like morecss.org “MORE simplifies CSS to make it more intuitive, allowing you to write human readable code that fits with the way you think. MORE

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Everybody loves fresh free fonts – if they are high quality

Now what does high quality mean? For me it means rich character set for international use, suitable for print and web and that they have something that makes them individual. Also check out their older posts, totally worth it. #typography

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Everybody loves fresh free fonts – if they are high quality

Now what does high quality mean? For me it means rich character set for international use, suitable for print and web and that they have something that makes them individual. Also check out their older posts, totally worth it. #typography

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Great visualization of winds in the US

There is not much to add – beautiful #visualization #maps #dynamic Reshared post from +Mark Harrison Completely mesmerized by this map… via +Noah G Embedded Link Wind Map If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest

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Great visualization of winds in the US

There is not much to add – beautiful #visualization #maps #dynamic Reshared post from +Mark Harrison Completely mesmerized by this map… via +Noah G Embedded Link Wind Map If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest

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Layered font for old style appeal

I like this concept of creating a separate font for each style element. It helps to achieve a sophisticated look with a couple of easy steps. Nice – and the outline is available for free, almost you pay with a

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Layered font for old style appeal

I like this concept of creating a separate font for each style element. It helps to achieve a sophisticated look with a couple of easy steps. Nice – and the outline is available for free, almost you pay with a

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Brainstorming done right – again

Brainstorming is the most popular creativity tool – and most people do it completely wrong. Some do it partly wrong and other s get the idea and evolve the tool to fit the culture of the team. The title of

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Brainstorming done right – again

Brainstorming is the most popular creativity tool – and most people do it completely wrong. Some do it partly wrong and other s get the idea and evolve the tool to fit the culture of the team. The title of

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Combine Gaming and Charity

I like to game sometimes, on my Android, but also on my PCs, so the Humble Bundle is always a great fit as it gives you not only nice games, but it also helps a charitable cause. It’s for Android,

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Combine Gaming and Charity

I like to game sometimes, on my Android, but also on my PCs, so the Humble Bundle is always a great fit as it gives you not only nice games, but it also helps a charitable cause. It’s for Android,

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Levelling up in an App or website?

While I’m catching up with some SXSW talks through my Huffduffer Account (don’t tell me you are an avid podcast listener and you don’t know about Huffduffer), I came across the talk Tapworthy Touchscreen Design. While most of the talk

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Levelling up in an App or website?

While I’m catching up with some SXSW talks through my Huffduffer Account (don’t tell me you are an avid podcast listener and you don’t know about Huffduffer), I came across the talk Tapworthy Touchscreen Design. While most of the talk

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Cudos to Apple for changing the naming scheme for the iPad and updating the developer…

Guess what, not only has the iPad dropped the number from it’s name, but it has therefore followed how “normal” people talk about technology. I’m not only favorable for how Apple handles things, but that John Doe comes into the

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Cudos to Apple for changing the naming scheme for the iPad and updating the developer…

Guess what, not only has the iPad dropped the number from it’s name, but it has therefore followed how “normal” people talk about technology. I’m not only favorable for how Apple handles things, but that John Doe comes into the

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Yet another celebrated, but unimpressive Task Manager – Wunderkit Todo List App

I’ve tried the first iteration of the Berlin based startup called Wunderlist and I wasn’t impressed. After Remember The Milk, Any.Do and the 1 million other task managers I tried I’m pretty spoiled. It seems to me that 6Wunderkinder didn’t

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Yet another celebrated, but unimpressive Task Manager – Wunderkit Todo List App

I’ve tried the first iteration of the Berlin based startup called Wunderlist and I wasn’t impressed. After Remember The Milk, Any.Do and the 1 million other task managers I tried I’m pretty spoiled. It seems to me that 6Wunderkinder didn’t

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How to avoid the “Lock in Effect” in WordPress Themes and Plugins

How to avoid the “Lock in Effect” in WordPress Themes and Plugins Wordpress is a great open source platform … but open might turn into closed by using certain plugins and themes that prevent you from moving on … here

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How to avoid the “Lock in Effect” in WordPress Themes and Plugins

How to avoid the “Lock in Effect” in WordPress Themes and Plugins Wordpress is a great open source platform … but open might turn into closed by using certain plugins and themes that prevent you from moving on … here

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Real design is not…

about making something good looking, oder elegant or “uncrappy” or emulating real things in a digital way. It’s about re-imagining – re-combining and make it financially viable. It should make you say wow – or simply go out of your

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Real design is not…

about making something good looking, oder elegant or “uncrappy” or emulating real things in a digital way. It’s about re-imagining – re-combining and make it financially viable. It should make you say wow – or simply go out of your

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Do we need to label photo retouched portraits?

Every year the discussion about labeling retouched photos of women (mostly women) in media arises. It my eyes the whole discussion misses the point in the sense that it assumes that “common people” are too stupid to recognize that the

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Do we need to label photo retouched portraits?

Every year the discussion about labeling retouched photos of women (mostly women) in media arises. It my eyes the whole discussion misses the point in the sense that it assumes that “common people” are too stupid to recognize that the

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Net neutrality – aka the internet as we know it

I love to see that the European Parlament embraces net neutrality. While we sometimes point fingers to Europe for their overbearing privacy laws etc., but Europe is also the place where the User is more important then any corporation or

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Net neutrality – aka the internet as we know it

I love to see that the European Parlament embraces net neutrality. While we sometimes point fingers to Europe for their overbearing privacy laws etc., but Europe is also the place where the User is more important then any corporation or

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