I was a PC user from the day I knew there was something called a computer (286, 386…), and I started using it like every little kid would, playing games of course. My favorite were “Dave 2″, 2D FPS, “Wolfeinstein” and “Test Drive” all on a 5,25″ diskette. I didn’t care about usability, memory, OS and all that “boring, unimportant stuff” :) And years past by me like a sentence like this one (no I’m not feeling old yet :P), I started doing some “real” stuff on a PC…
Couple days ago my PC reported CPU fan error and didn’t boot up, so the next day I decided to buy a new one. I bought an iMac 20″, unpacked it, and from that point the “Mac experience” started.
From the boot up I was amazed, everything was in the right place. No need to wait (long time) for the system to boot up, no “lag” with the moving and working with windows and programs… Memory distribution is great, I love the Dashboard and Spaces. Installation of programs is a simple drag and drop. If u are a web developer get MAMP which is an apache, mysql & php package, u drag it to app folder and u r set to go :) I did have trouble with finding the “@” key since its not marked on the croatian keyboard.
The whole Apple philosophy is great, u have a few product versions with different hardware config, so the consumer is not confused, and they take care of details on designing their hardware & software. Did I mention that I have a clean desk at last, no wires laying around…
Nothing really new I guess, but for me that was and is going to be a whole new experience with Mac.
BTW If u have some cool widget that u use, please tell us what that is.
So, we’re in the process of cooking up a website for a brand new premium online backup service* in Croatia, one that is powered by SPAN. It won’t be long before the service is available to the general public, but for now its website features an announcement in Croatian. Why would you want to check it, you ask? For the eye candy, of course. It follows the look & feel of the upcoming site.
For the non-croatian speaking readership, the term Digitalni Trezor translates into The Digital Vault. It’s all about the secure online storage.
*can you say “keyword stuffing”?
This week we’ve received the new Web.Burza business cards from the printers. The new design features our own individual pookies, each in a toy-box like enclosure, and of course just enough contact information so they can’t be classified as trading cards.
They turned out great on paper, and it seems like everyone in the office really likes them. Well, some of the guys are on vacation so they haven’t seen them yet, but I believe it will be a pleasant surprise when they return (just like this blog).
The new business card design is all thanks to Pho, our photoshop guy. I remember him pitching me a new design by just sending over a render of business cards laid out on a desk. I didn’t see it coming at all (I usually know what he’s working on) and I was sold on the first look. From that point on we did some testing (no animals were harmed) and talking to our friends and peers, but in the end Pho came up with this completely new twist and bam, it was the final design.
The printers however did not allow for some of the subtleties such as Web.Burza logo consisting of punched-out holes (they were too close for the machines), but these were swiftly removed and were no nuisances at all. In fact, the printers, Kratis, turned out to be very, very professional and it was a joy working with them. Our account manager was Mrs. Šafranko – thanks for a job well done!
For the geekier amongst you, our cards were printed as 4/4 on the color enhancing MAGNO Satin paper, 350 g/m2. The plastic part of the toy-box is covered with a layer of UV coating, which might prove to be a big help to James Bond when he has to blind the enemy by reflecting the sunlight into their eyes.
In the end, today was all about showing off our cards and we’ve made a little photoset on Flickr.