New WordPress!

Hot off the press!

The lastest release of WordPress, the blogging software that is used on this site, has just been released. Once again, the dev team has done a wonderful job and they have even provided a brief video tour of the new features. Cool!

In case you were wondering, I am already on to it!

Office 2.0 setup

For those of us dealing with Information Technology daily, the web is an indispensable source of information. However, apart from Gmail, many people may be unaware the availability of many Web 2.0 applications – some free, others using a subscription model – which basically will allow us to work from anywhere as long as we have access to a web browser. Well, here is a good list of Office 2.0 setup.

Of the ones listed, I regularly use

Grids are good

During my recent sojourn into the world of designing (specifically for the web) – not so much in the graphics design department but more of the structural approaches -I happened upon some articles highlighting the benefits of an approach known as grid-based design. In a way, I suppose it is quite natural for a pen-and-paper or print layout technique to be eventually transferred to the web domain?!

However, the caveat is that grid-based designs are probably (my interpretation) more suited to conventional websites that need to follow the normal visual design standards and may not necessarily apply to artistic web sites where the goal is to be “different”. The theory is that the human eye sees a web page in a certain way, roughly from the top left to the bottom right, and the eyes can be guided to see elements in a pleasing and distinctive way when grids are used for the placement and alignment of all visual objects on the web page.

In fact, I bought the idea so much that I converted my Tango blog to one of the grid-based templates. Here are two links providing many hours of fun reading if ever you are interested in the theory and application of grid-based layout! read more