So, this is a thing now… And I couldn’t be happier :)
I needed to create a web-based (html, css) toggle element that was very noticeable and could be easily used on a mobile browser.
I found the original css-based code (no images) here and I got some inspiration for the design here. I had to rewrite the css a bit for the different size and the use of images. I’m pretty happy with the result. In the end they’re just checkboxes, but they’re really pretty checkboxes :)
Click on the pic to see a working version.
Wunderkit is now free, forever
Many of you voiced concerns about our initial pricing plan. And for good reason. You worried that by using a free account you were not able to get involved with other people’s projects, and the fact that your friends would have to pay if they wanted to join yours. We thought about it for a little while and said ‘You know what? They’re totally right’. We, as a company, do not want to limit social creation. And with that, I’m happy to announce that we’re not putting a price on collaboration. It should be free for all. Period. So as of today Wunderkit is, and always will be, completely free for everybody on the planet.
I’ve been using the trial of Pixelmator on my MacBook Pro, the idea is that it’s a cheap alterative to Photoshop for people who don’t have 500 bones to drop on the photo titan, and guess what, it IS… mostly.
Pixelmator’s got a sweet looking UI and for the most part most of the shortcuts are the same as Photoshop. A few downsides so far is that the eraser tool is a bit tricky, I still haven’t figured out how to make it a draggable tool, the other big downside is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to create layer effects, which is something I live by in Photoshop. But at $30, I’m willing to make a few concessions.
Wunderkit Launches, Project Management accused of Steroid Use
Wunderlist’s big brother has just launched, welcome to Wunderkit. I haven’t had much time with Wunderkit yet, and despite some initial irritations with the account creation/login process, it seems to be a very robust, yet simple way to manage projects and tasks within them. The highlight of Wunderkit however is it’s collaboration feature, that lets users share their “Workspaces” with other users, you can create multiple task lists within each Workspace and add tasks inside each list, then assign them to people, there’s also a built-in chat feature (similar to twitter) and notes.
I’ve discovered one invaluable feature in Transmit 4, that’s “Places”. With Places, Transmit allows you to create shortcuts inside each FTP bookmark to various sub-directories for quick and easy access.
How is this useful? Take my use-case on The Daily BLAM!, we host thousands of images, this makes certain directories load up incredibly slow in most FTP programs, if I want to, say, add a new banner to the site, this requires me to drill down several directories full of files, but with places, I can quickly connect to the root directory, then select the “Banners” folder from my list of Places, it’ll put me right where I want to go while “skipping” all of the bloated folders in front of it.
Quite a stroke of genius.
I’m testing out the new version of Transmit right now, boy howdy they’ve made some awesome improvements! Transmit 4 is the latest version of Panic’s FTP client for Mac OSX. It has all the features you’d expect and version 4 brings in a sleek new interface and some absolutely awesome functionality, so far the highlights for me include:
- Slick looking favorites interface.
- An interactive directory path bar, allowing you to jump back to other folders quickly.
- Listing folders before files in list view.
- All 4 finder views: Icon, List, Columns and Cover Flow.
- Ability to have a single (remote) pane.
- Mounting as Disk (this is a big one), interface with your ftp like it was a disk in your computer.
- Very fast and responsive, both in transfer speed and UI responsiveness.
For only a $35 license, Transmit’s very quickly gaining my favor.