Posts for Tag: design

Sets - Link collections made simple

Meet [Sets](http://makesets.com), a website that allows you to create and maintain lists (or sets) of links. Much like with sex, you can do it solo or with other people. I think it has the potential to replace [Delicious](http://delicious.com) and other bookmarking sites even if, for now, it does not support tags or groups... although that's not necessarily a bad thing :)

The design is super simple and pleasing to the eye and they include a bookmarklet to help you link any webpage you visit, much like [Pinterest](http://pinterest.com) did. One of the features i love is the fact that it automatically retrieves the title for the link, based on the url you enter. I wish they would expand this to also retrieve pieces of text in the web page and let you choose if you wanted any of them as a start for the link's description.

Here's my first take on a set: [A collection of modern TV shows](http://www.makesets.com/best-tv-modern-shows). Check it out, you might have missed some ;)

New blog layout

It was bound to happen; I get easily bored with website layouts and i saw that cluttered old design going away for some time now.

This new theme, a much more clean version, is an adaptation of Fiver, by Stinkyinkshop. I think it works really well, wouldn't you say? :)

The iPad2 - or rethinking my android tablet purchase

So here's the deal: I had planned to purchase a honeycomb-based tablet as my sabbatical leave of absence going away present to myself. I was carefully considering all the pros and cons of both the Motorola Xoom and the new 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Between the two of them discovered the latter has a better general body finish, as well as slightly better front camera. Besides, Samsung has had the first tab out there for some time now, which means they have some more experience in regards to what works and what doesn't, as building tablets goes.

The problem is that I just tried an ipad2 for the first time. And, besides feeling super snappy and slick, it's so shinny :). I might have fallen for this thing already.

The price is more appealing as well: 549 euro for the 32GB wifi version. I can't imagine either the galaxy or the xoom matching this anytime soon. Not before the ipad3 comes out anyway ;)

UPDATE: Alright, i sold my soul to the devil: Ordered an iPad2, arriving at the end of the month :)

Will there ever be a segway device that looks cool?

There's a new segway-like vehicle: It's called SoloWheel and it's basically a simpler version of the former. It does look like much harder to "drive" than the segway, though, so i seriously doubt this will pick up any momentum, if you catch my drift :)

Here's the link to the engadget article and the essential videos. The first is basically an ad, and the second is an interaction of a normal person with the device for the first time: