Last week Facebook introduced a new comments tool that allows websites to add comments powered by Facebook. I’m testing the comments out on my blog but several other high profile sites, including TechCrunch, have switched. One of the strengths of this system is that it ties a comment to a person. For large blogs, it… Continue reading Facebook Comments
A few weeks ago I put together a presentation on HTML5. Here is the presentation: Html5 View more presentations from James VanDyke. Here are my speaking notes: HTML5 Training Notes Here are a few resources that I recommend: Dive into HTML5 – This is one of the best resources I could find. It walks you… Continue reading HTML5: A look at the future
Posterous is a service that should appeal to people who want to post things online but don’t want to deal with the technical details. It works by simply emailing what you want to post to firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t even need to create an account to get started, just email them. The contents of your email… Continue reading Posterous: Posting Anything via Email
What to do when you need to know which font was used for a graphic? Well, if you’re short a typographist or font-spotter graphic designer you might try What the Font. It’s a free web service from myfonts.com who I’m guessing hopes you discover that the font you need is sold right on theirwebsite. So,… Continue reading What the Font?!
David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times, has released a entertaining way to narrow down your choices before a tech purchase. This new tool called the “Pogue-O-Matic” basically just narrows your choices as you select the options you want. The treat comes as Mr. Pogue’s video commentary helps you choose which option is… Continue reading The Pogue-O-Matic
I found an interesting site today, downforeveryoneorjustme.com. If you’ve ever wondered if a website is really down or just singling you out this site tries to give you an answer.
After hearing about it for a year, I figured it was time to try Twitter. You can now find me at twitter.com/jamesvandyke. Twitter is a mixture between ADD blogging and Instant messaging. You send “tweets” or messages of less than 140 characters via the website, IM client or third-party application. These tweets are logged on… Continue reading All a Twitter
Unfortunately for one of my co-workers I found the site Wakerupper.com. The site is designed to let you schedule a wake up call. However, it works for prank calls as well. Unlike some other call-back services, you’re not required to register the phone you want to contact. Plus, you can type in text that the… Continue reading Wake Up Call