Dashboard Widgets are Going Downhill Fast

Dashboard Widgets are Going Downhill Fast

When Dashboard was an infant, Apple provided developers with guidelines for developing effective and useful dashboard widgets. If you look at the “Top 50” Dashboard widgets on the Apple Downloads site, you will find that a good portion of the most popular widgets don’t even follow Apple’s guidelines. At All. Apple’s guidelines for developing Dashboard…

Illustrator: Using Swift as a powerful 3D Illustration Tool

Illustrator: Using Swift as a powerful 3D Illustration Tool

If you don’t know what Swift is, it’s relatively new software by Electric Rain that specializes in rendering 3D vector animations. For the most part, Swift3D is intended to be used in conjunction with Flash, to allow you to model and animate in 3d, and import your Swift animations into the Flash environment. It works…

Great, We get "BigSpy" when all we wanted was a "Keep Digging" button.

Great, We get "BigSpy" when all we wanted was a "Keep Digging" button.

Unless I’m a total idiot, the ONE thing that really ticks me off about digg is having to hit “back” in my browser twice, after leaving a comment. Don’t get me wrong, I love digg, and I digg on a daily basis, however, Digg’s latest feature release is a slap in the face. Be honest….

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

This is a quick way to have easy visual access to your memory usage without having to rely on a Dashboard Widget, or even have Dashboard running for that matter. And you don’t have to download anything. This comes standard with every new Mac running OS X. Being involved with web design, and design in…

Free Fading Corner Images

Free Fading Corner Images

I see more and more fading corners every day, so I decided to put together some freebies, since they are becoming popular. You will notice that all of these are white, but I included a Photoshop source file in each download so you can customize them. It seems to me that a lot of people…

How to get your Applications Folder in your Dock – Mac OS X

How to get your Applications Folder in your Dock – Mac OS X

Putting your applications folder in your dock enables you to get rid of icons in your dock that you rarely use, and still have 1-click access to all of your installed applications. This not only keeps your dock clutter-free, but it also makes it easier to navigate to your applications folder after you install an…