Archive for April, 2011

Skyfire Mobile Browser

Skyfire is now becoming the hotess mobile web browser for the smart phone. With the new leased update version of Skyfire 4.0, allowing users to utilize social networking apps with their floating “SkyBar” on the bottom, there’s no need to switch apps to Tweet or Like a page. RSS feeds, including Google Reader as well as Groupon and the ever so appreciative Flash Video for Apple users. These are just a few of the amazing options you have with the ‘worlds most social browser’.


As an Android user I prefer the all-in-one browser. Its user interface is nice and its easy to switch from Android view or desktop. For the iPhone/iPad user, the Flash Video makes it easy and fast to watch videos that are sometimes unavailable to users.


Skyfire is FREE in the Android market (with a $2.99 for video license) and $3.99 for iPhone/$4.99 for iPad. Android users are offered a 3 day free ‘video trial’ before the decision of purchasing the lifetime video licensing.
Verizon VCast customers will have free access to video feature as well as the 3 million beta testers who already had downloaded the app.
Skyfire QR code will take you to the Android app with your Bar Scanner
Use your bar code scanner

Skyfire with the Eight New Features makes it not only a powerhouse but number one choice for Android/iPhone/iPad mobile browser use. You ask me, it’s worth the price of a tall coffee from Starbucks.

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Free Fonts

Free Fonts

Have you ever looked at a word and wondered…what da font is that called? Or as a designer was in need of a particular “look” to make that project POP.

Font – A set of type of one particular face and size of characters

And believe it or not, font is IMPORTANT to any project.

Now, there’s a pool of resources to fish from for ‘fonts’. Some you have to pay and others are free (yes, life is always better when its free). DaFont.com is not only an awesome water hole that most designers use from, but they’re FREE. They also allow you to see what your sample text will look like with the particular font you are considering. This is fabulous because it saves you time from downloading and installing something that you really don’t want or can use. And we all know…time is money.  You can search by genre of font styles such as serif, sans-serif, foreign, script and also dingbats. I know, I know, why would you want to know about dingbats… but believe it or not, take one of those dingbats and make them into an outline and BAM you have yourself a graphic object. Even if your not a designer but maybe like the way a word was written or looking for a cool lettering style for a tattoo (although not all fonts are recommended) its a place to go and gander….kinda like ‘window shopping. 🙂

I’ve been using DaFont for the past 5 years now and like that they carry most of the popular fonts that clients like to see. The search is easy and helpful, also if they don’t have your font, they share with you other (of course sponsored) sites that do. You can also create an account and upload your own fonts you create.

I have to say, they have come to the rescue at times, like when I’ve received files and the font file was missing and the sender didn’t know what I was talking about….it was no worries. I just searched, downloaded and viola, borken links fixed…. timeline met 🙂

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Nerd Love Tshirt

Nerd Love

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Lately I’ve been doing more web work than graphics. It’s a different pace and gives the other side of my brain a halftime break while I input the HTML. I’ve come across Wibiya.com which is a very resourceful FREE social media toolbar that will help increase your internet traffic to your blog or website.

Wibiya.com

Social Media Toolbar

Wibiya.com provides a nice resource of website applications that are easy and user friendly to add to your toolbar. Its allows the visitor to LIKE your site and automatically shares it in their newsfeed as well as subscribe via RSS or FOLLOW, just to name a few popular Social Networks.

Wibiya allows you to customize your toolbar in size, appearance and applications. The wizard is very easy and depending on how customized you want your toolbar, it could be done with a Source Code in less than 5 mins. Now, that’s fast!

example of wibiya toolbar

example of wibiya toolbar

Once you create your account, you can monitor your traffic from your dashboard with details of location, key searches and application hits.

I think the Wibiya Toolbar is an excellent tool for people who are looking for an easy but more intermediate way to control their web traffic.

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