Recently I had the opportunity to build an HTML5 video player for the iPad. I wanted to share the code and markup with you all, since I never got to use it. Just to make sure you all know, this is just specifically for the iPad since a presentation was supposed to be given on it. Nothing fancy. I just wanted it to play a video.
Some of you visited my site in the past month and received a notification from either your browser, or your virus protection saying that my site was hosting malware. I thank you all for notifying me immediately of what you all were seeing on my site. Tearing through my website, I discovered that there was an admin user other than myself on my install! But it didn’t stop there, no. My entire grid was infected. Every WordPress install I had on my server, was infected with this attack by “johnnyA.”
What motivates us to work better? Money? The other day I saw this YouTube explaining what motivates us and why some of us work better than others. I know what you’re thinking: money! duh! Yes and no. What I got out of this video was a single thought: What motivates us? Purpose. Read a general story about my experience working at FedEx Ground and how that it wasn’t money that motivated me- but something else. Something different.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Each day I will be posting a new blog of something I either saw that day, or saw in the past. I will post the date of the picture taken, as well as the place. Look out for a new photo each day! See what I see. Daily. It’s hosted on Posterous, a blogging platform I came across that is free to sign up. Decided to try it out since it’s easy to post right through your e-mail! It’ll be a fun experiment not only to produce, but to see how people interact with it as well.
This year, I had the opportunity to go to the annual Rally in Tally for the 4th District. Four of us from our local Ad 2 chapter car-pooled up to Tallahassee to talk to our state senators and representatives about the advertising industry and how important it is to Florida’s economy. We set various appointments; which, surprisingly didn’t take very long to meet with each person. Since there was no specific bill to talk about to our reps, we mostly went to say “Thank you!” We discussed how important advertising fuels Florida’s economy.
One of my goals when designing an interface like this one is to keep the information presented clear and concise. For the most part, I think the design hits the nail on the head. With good direction from Carl Vervisch, we all achieved a great functional site, and an ecstatic client. I wasn’t crazy about the color palette, but I think it works. I think I remember saying something like “This is the the most website looking website I have ever done.” Usually when I build interfaces, they don’t look like websites at all, they look like desks, or paper.. Or what have you!