The first public demonstration of Macaw, a code savvy web design tool! Interesting!
I canceled our Zendesk subscription today as my Tattly support team prefers HelpScout. I personally think Zendeks is a great support ticketing service, I especially like their iPad app. I had nothing bad to say about Zendesk, until I canceled my account a minute ago and got the above cancelation screen.
Ouch! Talk about harsh and undesigned. Don’t slam the door into a former customer’s face. Just don’t. Be thoughtful, courteous and graceful until the very end. Please.
Update: Thanks for all your comments. I added a response below as well.
How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking.
I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.
Behomm is by invitation only.
Four&Sons brings together an eclectic mix of inspiring ‘dog-centric’ content to dog-lovers passionate about culture and creativity. Really nicely done, makes me want to own a dog. Why aren’t parenting/kids sites this stylish?
If you design apps for mobile devices, you will love PortKit. It shows you each Cocoa UI Element in iOS 6 and its Android 4 widget version, side by side, so you can compare them easily and find the correct equivalent when porting an app.
Wow! What an amazing resource. And what a wonderful generous spirit of the Kintek folks to share it all.
I just learned about See.Me and I am intruiged. It’s an online community for creative types and aims to help support your passion for what you create, what you do and what you aspire to.
Create a profile, share the best of what you do and gain recognition and support within the vibrant international community. See.Me is a modern version of the old patron concept: See work you like? Support the artist with a small donation. Beautiful! The creative community supporting each other? It doesn’t get better!
Do you run a digital company in NYC, a co-working space or are you an investor? If yes, did you add yourself on the Made In NY Digital Map? I just did.
Oak believes content management systems should be simple but not overly simplified. They believe you should own your content and that your sites should be able to outlive their CMS. Agreed.
Choose from their three plans and take advantage of the 14-day trial period.
Love this video that Shopify put together to celebrate the winners of their third Build-A-Business Competition. It was quite the honor to meet all of the winners a few weeks ago here in NYC and to get to hand-over the substantial check to the founders of Goldie Blox.
My team and I won in the Arts and Design category with Tattly last year. I will never forget getting that call from Shopify HQs telling us we won. My entire team danced through our hallways! Being on the other side, as a mentor this year, was obviously quite moving. All of the winners impressed me on so many levels.
I have huge respect for Harley and his team, for putting this competition together. The impact is huge.
And if you’re thinking of starting an e-commerce business, look no further: Shopify.com.
Team Telecast wants to cut through the messy, noisy, uneven field of online video and deliver only the good stuff. Just like TV used to.
That’s why they built a iOS app that delivers three video “shows” that combine the best videos personalized to your taste. The videos are picked by real humans.
Google Wallet is now integrated into Gmail. This means you can securely send money to friends and family in the U.S without leaving your Gmail inbox. Smart.
Square Stand turns your iPad into a point of sale register. Makes me want to open a store, just so I can own one.
Merlin Mann built an email app that only lets you *send* email, not read them. It directs you straight to Gmail’s “Compose Message” window in a new tab of your default browser.
Set it as your Mac’s default email app and—BOOM!—every time OS X needs to create an email message, you get to just send email without having to look at email.
Ride the City helps you find safe bike routes in cities. At this point their service includes various US, French, Spanish, Australian and Canadian cities. Ride the City finds the shortest and safest distance between two points, avoiding roads that aren’t meant for biking. Fantastic resource!
Twitter finally launched its much-anticipated Music App. It lets you see what music is trending, emerging and find new music from artists you follow. Smart.
I remember the sad day Punchfork announced they are going to shut down their app and site. While I am thrilled for the team for having been acquired by Pinterest, I can’t help but feel disappointed. I am tired of falling in love with services that then get acquired and shut down. I have developed a serious case of FSP (Free-Services-Paranoia).
I remember bringing this up over lunch at work which resulted in a long, philosophical conversation, and the shortly to be lauched Hugspoon. My friends at Fictive Kin realized just how incredibly disappointed and sad I was over Punchfork going away. They decided to go on a rescue mission and build Hugspoon, which aims to save all of your Punchfork recipes.
As the shut down of Punchfork is a mere few days away, my studiomates just put up the holding page for Hugspoon which will help them save your account information. If you want to be notified when they launch, just type in your email on their current homepage. If you have a Punchfork username and want them to save the recipes you liked, you can type that in, too. They’ll do their best to save your data before Punchfork disappears. If you want to learn more about why they’re doing this, check out their /purpose.
Draft seems like a great tool for collaborative writing. Unlike with Google Doc, Draft collaborators can’t overwrite the master copy. When you share your document using Draft, any changes your collaborator makes are on their own copy of the document, and you get to accept or ignore each individual change they make. Interesting. See all Draft features listed here.