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Web Design and music for interactions and inspirations

November 8th, 2011

This is a post i wanted to blog since time. It has not to be meant as a guide or a reccomendation, it’s just my desire to express how much the music is important for me all the time, while i am working and in my spare time. In some aspects of my work, music makes me concentrate more and helps me to get inspirated and motivated in what i am doing. Normally the best moment for me to listen Music is in the morning after i got up. In the morning Music juices my movitations, my goals and probably makes me thing better.
The world of the Music has changed dramatically in the last few years, from the production to the distribution. It’s unbelievable the quantity of free music can be legally downloadable. Many websites play tracks without interruptions, all the time we get access to Internet we can listen music of our favourite Band or artist. Also the quality has improved a lot, with good speakers we can now play high quality music. What is still missing maybe it s the usage of the music or sound in websites not dedicated to the music scenery. I think in a short time people will realise that a Website can be seen as a movie and so it can have a music background.
I hope you can enjoy now my favorite Web Music applications and some nice websites music layout.

Soundcloud

Soundcloud
SoundCloud was originally started in Stockholm, Sweden, but was established in Berlin, Germany in August, 2007 by sound designer Alex Ljung and artist Eric Wahlforss. It had the intention of allowing musicians to share recordings with each other, but later transformed into a full publishing tool which also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks.
A few months after it began operating, SoundCloud began to challenge the dominance of MySpace as a platform for musicians to distribute their music, by allowing recording artists to react more nimbly with their fans.
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Applications for design

June 1st, 2011

Alfred

Your Mac’s helpful manservant for productivity

Alfredapp
If you work on the web, particularly if you are a developer or a designer, you will find yourself constantly checking a huge number of websites, either for your own enterntainment or as a matter of professional concern. Add to that searching for the source files and others resources locally, plus general web and and email queries, and you probably have a good percentage of your day’s activity accounted for.
After pulls all those tasks into one simpe search window that scouts the internet as well as your applications. When it’s not interpreting your commands, it’s using the shortcuts you have instructed it to use. Although not as powerful as applications such as Launch Bar or Quicksilver, Alfred has a lot of charm and personality which makes it a delight to use. The result is a serious time saver, with an interface that’s hard not to like.

Verdict. If you spend the majority of your time in front of a Mac then Alfred could almost certainly save you a lot of time and hassle. If only you don’t let him.

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Evernote, Cloud Canvas and Google googles

May 20th, 2011

Evernote 2.0

Evernote Mac App

If you’ve ever kept a pocket notebook you’ll see the value of web-centric scrapbook Evernote. You can take photos, record video, text and so on, and Evernote will keep them catalogued for you.
The idea is powerfull: a visual memory accessory. There’s virtually no platform it isn’t available for you so you’re never without your notepad if you have some kind of device to hand. New features in the latest Mac version includes the ability to link notebooks, easy file attachment and the ability to have 250 notebooks in your accounts.

Verdict. There are lots of organisational tools online but few with the flexibility of Evernote. The new features in 2.0 make it all the more likeable.

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MobiCart

May 15th, 2011

MobiCart

The world of mobile ecommerce is certain to be one of the faster moving retail spaces over the next few years. So when an application comes along that can put your store into the hands of milions of smartphone users without costing you a bean, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.

MobiCart is about as straightforward an application as you can imagine. Wizard-style, it runs you through the process of setting up, customising and stocking a store before giving you the option of submitting it to Apple either directly from MobiCart or by doing it yourself.

The only problem is that as you ‘design’ your store there is not visual feedback, except when you choose your own base colour-scheme. As an upgrade this shouldn’t be too hard to fix, since all we’re talking about is dropping a logo or two into a place and changing content for your products. And indeed, such a thing is on its way

Verdict Mobicart is an interesting proposition. It’s almost too easy to use – to the point where there may be a rash of clone shopping applications appearing in the App Store soon.

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