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April 23, 2013

Picture this

You are managing a massive web development project. Sitting down with your client, you step through each of the requirements line-by-line. You ask your designer on the project to begin building the interface for the new website. At the end of the process, you begin merging the pretty design with the functional requirements for the website. What could go wrong?

Posted at 01:57 pm by Ben Vanderberg

January 19, 2012

On Thursday, Apple announced its new textbook model for its iBookstore. In addition to its support for EPUB3, this new iBookstore allows publishers to create textbooks with integrated quizzes, grading, interactivity, and distribution features.

Posted at 07:51 pm by Ben Vanderberg

November 09, 2011

HTML5 has been a massive buzzword within the publishing and Web development industries in the last couple of years. From being labeled as a “Flash killer” to HTML5 based Websites like Google Wave, Facebook Mobile or Financial Times, there are a large amount of misunderstandings between developers and end users on what HTML5 development is, what are the benefits, and what it takes to create the experience that people associate with new interactive Websites.

Posted at 03:27 pm by Ben Vanderberg

September 19, 2011

For many years, companies have been using workflow management solutions like the vjoon K4 Publishing System to allow the editing of content within Adobe InCopy and then importing that content into Adobe InDesign.

Posted at 02:50 pm by Ben Vanderberg

August 24, 2011

There was a great deal of buzz last week after HP announced it was shutting down its fledgling tablet business for a $100 million write-off. Game over, just 7 weeks into HP's tablet device hitting the markets. We wonder if there has ever been a time in history where any product vendor cashed out so quickly and admitted that they couldn't compete.

Posted at 03:17 pm by Ben Vanderberg

August 03, 2011

Over the last five years, we have seen an explosion in the mobile phone and tablet markets. In a recent statistic, over 25 million iPads have been sold with over 60,000 apps available for the device. Recently, Time Inc.

Posted at 04:29 pm by Ben Vanderberg

July 22, 2011

Last week, I blogged about some of the really useful features included in OmniGraffle. I wanted to follow up on this topic and write about some of the ways that OmniGraffle helps our functional analysis team visually represent our customers' functional requirements.

Posted at 11:56 am by Ben Vanderberg

July 12, 2011

OmniGraffle is a very powerful diagraming application in which many features are overlooked by the designers and engineers who use it. OmniGraffle is often seen as a simple application to create flow charts like Inspiration, but the truth is that OmniGraffle can be one of the most important applications in the toolbox of an engineer or designer.

Posted at 10:55 am by Ben Vanderberg


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