Google - Beyond the Search

There seems to be a denial of people in the world of windows to recognize the paradigm shift in the way day-to-day business is being done and information is being accessed.  There is no better way to access information than the internet – convenience and accessibility is trumping the trumpeting IT directors and managers whom continue to cite ‘…

Rotating with CSS3

CSS3 allows your to translate, skew, scale, and rotate elements. This puzzle demonstrates the rotate function using CSS3, and a tiny bit of jQuery. To get your elements to rotate, simply add the following CSS to the element: transform: rotate(45deg); -moz-transform: rotate(45deg);  /* Firefox 4 */ -webkit-transform: rotate(45deg); /* Safari…

Styling Links with CSS3

One of the great things about CSS3 is the ability to remove more styling from the html and put the styling in the css file which results in cleaner html. CSS3 introduces three new selectors that can match strings against an attribute value at the beginning, the end, or anywhere within the value. This allows us to style different href links with…

The Wonder of Christie Digital MicroTiles

We are completely in love with Christie Digital MicroTiles. The design of the MicroTile itself is a engineering work of art that supports simple.   Installation, flexible arrangements of the tiles, and overall excellence that can only be seen as you are installing them.  With the modular design of the components of the MicroTile, maintenance…

Beyond Post-It Notes: Cool Display Technology from 3M

Competing for customer attention with signage and displays is a challenge particularly with the visual and auditory noise that surrounds us.  Display screens are expensive and disrupt your visual displays and high quality static display print is also costly.  Thanks to the wizards of 3M, you now have an alternative.  Vikuiti™ is a rear…

Imagine Museums of the Future

I had a chance to visit some museums over the holidays and was pondering the challenge that they have to maintain relevance in today's hectic noisy society. I was particularly impressed by the changes that are in progress at the Toronto Royal Ontario Museum (#ROM) under the direction of their CEO @JanetCarding. During her talk at THEMUSEUM in…

Buzzing About the HIVE

The HIVE is a wonderful experience because it takes you into this wonderful world where you are actually, physically immersed within 3D virtual environment.    I tried to describe this to the person on the phone and it felt like an old Abbot and Costello skit.  He insisted that they had the ability for the user to "go into" the 3D model and…

R.I.P Flash

Traditionally, web designers and their clients had to make a choice: create rich media Flash interactive / animated sites or, build their websites for search engine optimization.   Because Flash files are self contained, search engines like Google were not able to read the text that it displayed. A beautiful Flash website couldn't compete for…

The Many Faces of Christie Digital

For the Canada 3.0 and SIGGraph 2011 conferences, Christie Digital wanted to do something different than a vendor booth.   Mad Hatter Technology suggested taking existing Christie Digital marketing videos and editing them to adapt into a non-rectangular digital display.   This bookshelf was custom built to support this unique snake…

Connecting to Customers

The artwork that can be created using Fractals is gorgeous. I just stumbled on Jock Cooper's Fractal Art animation gallery while we were looking for examples to post. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are a great example of how social media networks spread.  Going viral is an ambitious goal, but it's not just a matter of luck. For example,…

Tech Tour for Girls at the Tannery

In support of CanWIT Women in Technology, we are enthusiastic about helping young women think about career opportunities in technology. One of the greatest challenges for young people is they aren't aware of the type of work opportunities available to them. To help encourage young women to pursue careers in technology, we host tours of the…