Say hello to Orange Peel Media

Posted on April 29, 2008

After days of deliberation, Derek and I finally decided on a company name: Orange Peel Media (website and branding coming soon!). After floating around so many different names, its such a relief to be moving forward with one. Never mind the fact that its a great name! Derek and I both agree that the name has amazing branding possibilities as well as a great personality. At the end of the day, we want our individual products to speak for ...

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Macs run Vista faster than PCs

Posted on April 16, 2008

Popular Mechanics decided it was time to settle the battle between Mac and PCs once and for all. So they did the Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops. The final verdict: Macs win! (was there ever any doubt) ;) Not only did the mac win using Leopard, it also won running Vista: We even tested Vista on the Macs using Apple’s platform-switching Boot Camp software—and found that both Apple computers ran Vista ...

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Starbucks, 37Signals and Small Changes

Posted on April 15, 2008

Small changes can have big impact on the user experience of a product. There's no doubt there. Making small tweaks to existing products is the sign of a team that cares about the user experience and is engaged with their product. I can't stand products that are stagnant whether they are physical or digital. Here are two recent small changes that had big impact: 1. Starbucks Lid Plugs We've all been there: walking down the street with our ...

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Redesign!

Posted on April 13, 2008

With my recent announcement, I felt it was necessary to make a fresh start with a brand new site design. The purpose of this design is to simplify the site and move the focus onto the content. I did away with a lot of the site structure and moved to a more classic blog layout. While I still plan on refining the homepage design, I do feel that the site gives me more room to express myself through the blog content without all the busy backgro...

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I’m Leaving Analytic Design Group

Posted on April 13, 2008

On May 1st I'm embarking on a new journey. I'm leaving Analytic Design Group to create a new company with my friend and colleague Derek Kehler. Although we haven't decided on a company name yet :), we do know that we want to produce web based software products that we, and our users, are passionate about. The first product we're directing our ninja-web-fu skills at is our social design community ScrnShots.com. My time at ADG has been both ...

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ScrnShots Pre-Release Survey

Posted on April 10, 2008

At ScrnShots, we created a quick survey to get some feedback from the community in regards to how they create and use screenshots currently. If you've got a few minutes, please take a moment and fill out the super short survey: ScrnShots Pre-Release Survey (it's only 5 questions!) The survey will be open for the next 24 hours and thanks to anyone who's already filled it out.

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ScrnShots Reviewed on Killer Startups

Posted on March 30, 2008

Sorry for the cross post if you are also a reader of The ScrnShots Blog. Just want to give a quick shout out to the team at KillerStartups.com for reviewing ScrnShots: "ScrnShots is a versatile and functional space for designers to get inspired while staying organized and in the loop. The site is itself well designed, with easily navigable elements and cross platform functionality." Read the full review here: ScrnShots Review on Killer ...

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Finally, A Google Contacts API

Posted on March 6, 2008

I have been hoping for this for a while now. I really want a way to sync all of my contacts online with my devices and computers and it looks like we may be one step closer to that with the release of the Google Contacts API today. From Google: The Google Contacts Data API allows you to own your own contact data. We expect the API to be useful for a big range of applications. For example, developers can use it to: Import a user's ...

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ScrnShots Blog and Screencast

Posted on March 5, 2008

ScrnShots now has a blog! To kick things off I recorded a quick and dirty screencast of the upload a screenshot functionality. Here it is for your viewing pleasure: [ScrnShots] Upload a Screenshot from Greg Bell on Vimeo. If you love screencasts, subscribe to the ScrnShots channel on Vimeo.

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Impromptu Robin Williams At TED

Posted on February 29, 2008

"You know your conference has hit the big time when Robin Williams steps up from the audience to fill the dead air during an embarrassing, show-stopping technical glitch." - Wired It appears that Robin Williams stood up and proceeded to do a 10 minute impromptu act while the BBC was fixing a technical glitch before a panel discussion at TED. Just one more reason why I wish I was at TED. Full Wired Article

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