Archive for July, 2007

Oh Wow

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Dan, has an alter ego, 100dbs, which is not news to us, but this video from one of his fans is. Dan said he doesn’t know this person at all.

My fear of web-cams is at an all time high.

NYC Subway Map on the iPhone

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Here’s a quick and dirty way of accessing the subway map on your iPhone.

Safari to the MTA’s Subway Map:

Save as a bookmark, and you’re done.

Remember that you’ll have to load it up prior to using the subway as you’ll lose connectivity. Just load up the page, then open a new browser window so you can keep the map cached.

I’ve found that browsing the map was even easier by stripping out the the MTA’s top banner and navigation bar on the left. So I saved the map (which are 2 gif files), and created a webpage that loaded just the gifs. I then placed it on my server which I can use whenever I want. I’d make the link public, but the map is probably copyrighted, so you should make one for yourself.

Say goodbye to paper subway maps forever!

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Another site that we just finished up and that launched (unofficially) today was for our friends at TheoryNYC. They needed a very simple site that would let them make frequent announcements, and they needed it fast.

Armed with a few photos and a conceptual outline we threw a site together in short order. We chose Blogger to power the main page because it gave them a simple way to post upcoming events, automatic archiving and RSS feeds. We could have gone the Moveable Type or WordPress route, but who wants to manage all that if you don’t have to.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

One of the sites that we finished up recently was Martini Park (no relation). Before you start gushing over its smooth look, I have to mention that CoolBirth was responsible for the graphics, base HTML, and CSS. Our business was to hook them up with a very custom CMS.

The CMS provides them with the ability to spawn sub-sites based on a master template. This lets them create new sites at will, all managed within the CMS, yet still be able make each individual site unique. They can create location specific galleries and events as well as items that appear across all sites. All this through one simple unified interface, not your typical Swiss Army Knife that can do everything but nothing really well. Have you ever tried to cut with one of those?


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007