Challenges for user interface design

written by Karl Binder | April 9, 2012

As a designer of user interfaces for web and mobile software I relish the challenge of a genuinely new design problem. A couple of years ago a spoke at the Birmingham Book Festival about a collaborative book writing project I was working on. It’s been on the back burner a bit since then but I’ve […]

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Using Titanium Appcelerator

written by Karl Binder | April 4, 2012

For a recent project we have given Titanium’s Appcelerator a go to build an iPhone and android application for Birmingham Book Festival. This was because it was a fairly simple mobile app designed to integrate with WordPress so that the Book Festival could manage up to date content from their existing WordPress website. The app […]

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Effective product and software design from a company-strategic perspective

written by Karl Binder | March 28, 2012

At the time of his death, Steve Jobs had created the world’s most valuable company and had helped to revolutionise seven separate industries being personal computing, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, digital publishing and Retail stores. To summarise the edict of the late Steve Jobs and his philosophy towards product design: Stay focused. Decide […]

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Xcode – inserting CSS and Javascript into a UIWebView

written by Karl Binder | January 26, 2012

Whilst creating an iPhone application recently we had a need to be able to insert out own custom stylesheet and javascript, or jquery into certain web pages loaded within a UIWebView within the application. We did it in the webViewDidFinishLoad section of the ViewController.m file: [CSSWebView stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString:@”var script = document.createElement(‘script’);” “script.type = ‘text/javascript’;” “script.src = […]

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iPhone 4s Countdown Timer

written by Karl Binder | September 28, 2011

With the announcement of the iPhone 4S this month we’ve created this countdown time to it’s availability. Designed by Adhere If you’d like to embed this countdown on your website we’ve provided a snippet of code below that you are welcome to copy and paste onto your website: Designed by Adhere

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AR. A reality check for iphone apps

written by Karl Binder | May 31, 2011

With the upcoming Media Circus technology showcase in Birmingham looming I’ve decided to get started looking at the Augmented Reality Apps available currently for the iPhone. As impressive as AR looks I’m yet to be convinced of it’s general everyday usage and it’s obvious future. Although I will concede it’s very cool. So this week […]

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