I’ve blogged about 10 reason why you shouldn’t make your website entirely on flash previously. If you are a website designer, please read them.
In case you are still not convinced, here is another:
11. Adobe have yet to fix a bug that crashes the browser which was reported in September 2008. (Warning: The site contains a flash that will crash all flash running on your browser, regardless which tab they are running on. Although it doesn’t crash the browser entirely, it is advisable for you to save everything before you click on it)
I know this applies to all Flash, not just website that is built entirely on Flash. But imagine if your entire website crash because of this bug.
School should teach students to stop designing website entirely on Flash. It’s ok to have snippets of flash on your site. But never ever build a website entirely on Flash. Or have too much Flash. PS: I feel like compiling a list of all the websites that are built entirely on Flash and point out all their flaws so that the website developers will wake up their ideas.
Here is a pair of $20 OverEasy Vouchers that I got from Patlaw’s blog birthday party. But since I’m too old to chiong nowadays, I decide to give it out to 1 lucky reader before it expires. In case you don’t know, OverEasy is a bar and diner at One Fullerton.
The issue date is 27 Jan 2010 and it is valid for 3 months. There is no mention if the 2 vouchers can be used concurrently on a single receipt, so please check before ordering. How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: $40 OverEasy Voucher”. Closing date is this coming Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010, 2359. I will randomly select the winner via the usual method. Refer to the rules for more details. PS: I understand that the Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, is delivering the Singapore Budget 2010 at the same moment as this blog entry is published. Let’s hope he has a better giveaway than me. 🙂 Update: Closed. By the way, some people said that my giveaway is better than Mr Tharman’s. Haha.
When I heard that RIM is sticking with their tactile feedback touchscreen for their BlackBerry Storm 2, I though that they never learn their lesson from BlackBerry Storm 1. When I reviewed the Storm 1, the biggest problem is the tactile feedback touchscreen. It is first of it kind and like all things that are the first generation, it comes with problems. The touchscreen is just hard to use.
But I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried the BlackBerry Storm 2. RIM fixed the dreaded tactile feedback touchscreen problem. And I’m pretty impressed with it now. Before I got my hands on the Storm 2, I thought tactile feedback touchscreen will never work. Well, RIM proved me wrong and now I’m beginning to see the future of this technology.
Those who are used to the normal touchscreen will need sometime to get used to the tactile feedback. That’s because on a normal touchscreen, you just need to tap on the screen to click on an item. For tactile feedback screen, you need to “push” the screen down in order to click on the item. Tapping will only select the item. I think it just need a while to get used to this new method of input.
I guess the primary reason why RIM used tactile feedback screen for their touchscreen phone is because most of their customers are used to physical Qwerty keyboard. The tactile feedback screen mimic a physical keyboard pretty well. I guess it would be the best way to get someone who love a physical keyboard to hop on the touchscreen.
But 1 thing that RIM didn’t fix is the virtual keyboard. When you placed your finger on top of a letter, the letter does not show up at the top or side of your finger. This makes it hard to tell which letter you are pressing. I wonder if the BlackBerry API allows 3rd party developers to do a new virtual keyboard.
As a whole, I love the newly improved BlackBerry Storm 2. Played with it for around 10 minutes and didn’t find any problems other than the virtual keyboard. The improved tactile feedback screen is pretty well done and I don’t mind typing long emails with it now. The BlackBerry App World is getting better and better. Now, if only we can buy application in Singapore. That will be even better.
Agyness Deyn, English model and singer, fell down twice while on the runway during Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief-Haiti Show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
I keep saying that some of the fashion on runway are just not feasible. If the professionals can’t walk a short distance without falling in those heels, I wonder are how the average mortals going to wear it.
In case you are wondering, that’s a Burberry heels.
While some people are criticizing Agyness Deyn, I wonder why nobody questioned the designer of the heels. I must say that I admire how she laugh at herself when on her knees. Her courage to pick herself up after the 2nd fall, remove the heels and carry on with the show deserve a standing ovation. She even tweet about it after the show.
How many of us are able to remain so calm when you fall down on infront of the world?
Quote from Carrie in Sex And The City Season 4:
I had a choice. I could slink off the runway and let my inner model die of shame, or I could pick myself up, flaws and all, and finish. And that’s just what I did. Because when real people fall down in life, they get right back up, and keep on walking.