The received wisdom is that the Internet is great for small purchases, the most obvious examples being music (and now movies) from online stores like iTunes and Amazon. But the next big story in online transactions might well involve the largest purchase most people ever make: real estate.
To say Google's search engine is pretty good is an understatement. I often find myself using it even if I'm 90% sure of the actual URL.
For those who dropped by, thanks for making it a great evening. For those who didn't, we hope to see you next time.
BumpTop is a three dimensional desktop prototype that takes cues from real-world work spaces. It was designed by students Anand Agarawala and Ravin Balakrishnan who attended the DGP program at the University of Toronto.
Google updated their "Earth" software yesterday. There were a number of improvements made, including a redesigned interface to help navigate the globe.
We want to congratulate John Hancock Funds on going live. This site represents the first major update in 6 years.
It's been about 3 years since we've made any real changes to the Teehan+Lax Web site. After seemingly endless delays due to client work we decided to formalize the new site as a real project.
With flickr and Yahoo continually updating, we're starting to see a new navigational mechanism emerging. It strikes a balance between standard one click navigation and drop down methods.
We're excited to let you know that in the next few weeks we're going to be releasing a product. We're not going to reveal what it is yet but we wanted to discuss some of the challenges we've had getting it out.
For the past few years many agencies and clients have struggled with equating their online and offline activities to return on investment. The natural inclination in a business is to try and equate specific value to specific executions.
Lately, when we are speaking at conferences or talking to clients we find ourselves saying "We couldn't do this 5 years ago". Often it's in reference to a way of working or a way of development that has been enabled by technologies that have come into existence or matured in the past 5 years.
When working on client projects you allow for a series of review and revision cycles. The idea is to give clients and agencies a controlled way to work through design issues while controlling scope.