Friday, February 24, 2012
Recently I have written a blog on the Playbook having no arrow keys to get in between the characters of a word/string to edit or adjust the text. As of the release of the new Playbook operating system that has changed. You can now use your finger to slide along the text to get in between the desired characters with ease. So I take it all back....the Playbook also added a type of auto complete, where it shows possibilities above keyboard rather than just try to finish off the word for you. But I digress from my point. The Playbook has made it easier to write documents and emails, it keeps getting better and better...they also released 2 free games with it also. Racing and a first person shooter.... Come on back in March for another Schlitty blog...
Monday, February 20, 2012
As a web designer\developer its important to make sure all your skills are up to par. I use my Google reader to get RSS feeds sent to me from all the Tuts+ series of websites. Doing tutorials is a good way to learn new and practice old skills. I am currently in the ASP part of my course and that works the developing side of my skills. To work my design skills I do a tutorial at least once a month and PSD Tuts+ has something for all skill levels, free and otherwise. I recently completed a very nice leather background that I use on my website ajschlittportfolio.x10.mx. Took me about 20 mins, has high quality results and is another item I can add to the portfolio. Check out psd.tutsplus.com there is a lot of great tutorials for free or if you are more on the intermediate side there is premium ones that you need to sign up for a year.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I recently got the Blackberry Playbook as a gift and love the thing. use it everyday. Whether its for homework, or just to cruise the internets, it is a very handy device. After using it for about two months now I have found that the biggest problem is that there is no arrow keys to bob and weave throughtout the text(not to mention I cant play flash games). Although this may not seem like the biggest problem, if you happen to blog or write emails, and make a mistake, theres 2 ways to solve the problem. One, you can delete up to that point, therefore having to re-write it, or you can use your finger and try to get inbetween the correct characters. Either way both a bit of a pain. I have seen on android cell phones that if you hold your finger on the screen a magnifying glass comes up and you can move until you are in the correct spot. in my mind that would be perfect. it would prevent you from having to change the keyboard options. just one suggestion!