Unlike those cheap re-usable shopping bags you can buy in your local supermarket, Character Bags allow you to craft your own animal shapes. Squirrels, rabbits, butterfliesâ€”you name it. Itâ€™s kind of like origami or balloon animals for treehuggers. An additional image is available after the break.
Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia is really late to the touchscreen phone market, with their 5800 not really setting the stage ablaze since its release, although it is by no means a major flop, doing quite well in certain markets around the world but never really showing off any capability of going anywhere near the iPhoneâ€™s dominance. Well, if at first you donâ€™t succeed, try again – and thatâ€™s exactly what the folks at Nokia have done with the new Nokia 5230 – this handset was specially built for those who lead an active life and use their handsets as the main device for music, photos and videos, alongside all their online shenanigans.
Everyone except Microsoft themselves are talking about the death of IE6. Iâ€™ve tried motivating people to drop support, arguing that you at least can show IE6 users a message. Many have replied with â€œbut our IT department doesnâ€™t let usâ€¦â€, and I can say nothing more than that the IT department is filled with humans. Which means they are lazy, and upgrade when people whine enough about it. Itâ€™s a shame it has to be that way, that we have to punish people for their IT departments, but thatâ€™s how it has to be.
The leading photo sharing site, flickr.com, charts the popularity of the cameras used by its membership. Recently the Apple iPhone has jumped into a virtual tie for first place with the Canon XTi. Furthermore, flickr states on its “Camera Finder” page that it can only detect the camera used about 2/3rds of the time, and that, therefore, cameraphones are under-represented on the graphs. Yikes.
“A diretoria colegiada da AgÃªncia Nacional de Energia ElÃ©trica (Aneel) aprovou nesta terÃ§a-feira (25) as regras para o uso da tecnologia conhecida como “Power Line Communications” (PLC) no paÃs – sistema que utiliza a rede de energia elÃ©trica como meio de transporte de sinais de internet, vÃdeo e voz.
Um enigma vem intrigando um grupo de blogueiros brasileiros. Eles descobriram que os sites da Microsoft da PolÃ´nia e dos EUA apresentam diferentes configuraÃ§Ãµes Ã©tnicas. Por algum motivo misterioso, o executivo negro que faz parte da equipe americana foi substituÃdo por um louro de pele clara na mesa de reuniÃµes da PolÃ´nia.
Esta eu deveria ter escrito antes das festas de final de ano, mas sabe como Ã©, nÃ£o deu tempo. O Nielsen Normam Group liberou gratuitamente um relatÃ³rio de boas prÃ¡ticas de usabilidade em um estudo feito com pessoas utilizando tecnologias assistivas. O relatÃ³rio (em inglÃªs) estimado no valor de US$124,00 foi liberado gratuitamente para download como presente de final de ano. E como eu nÃ£o sei por mais quanto tempo o documento poderÃ¡ ser baixado de graÃ§a, se eu fosse vocÃª fazia o download correndo.
Sometimes when people first learn about Web accessibility they look for quick ways of improving the sites they build. This often leads to misuse or overuse of certain HTML features that are meant to aid accessibility, but when used wrongly have no effect and can actually have the opposite effect by making the page less accessible and less usable.