This week on the podcast we’re taking a look at Microsoft Surface and the new features in Windows Phone 8, plus an surprising technology from Ford. We’re also answering questions about getting started with web design and making your older television set work with devices it doesn’t support. Show notes will be available at 1:00 PM PT at lifehacker.com 00:45 News 01:05 Windows Phone 8 03:30 Microsoft Surface Announced 14:00 Ford Keyless Login 18:00 Determining Whether or Not a Statement Is Scientifically True 20:45 Questions and Answers 20:55 Should I get a Microsoft Surface or a laptop? 24:45 How can I start learning web design? 27:20 Can I connect an HDMI device to an old TV that doesn’t support HDMI? 29:05 Show and Tell: Gunnar Technology Eyewear 32:15 Downloads 32:25 Windows/OS X: Doo 33:00 Windows/OS X: Torchat 33:20 Android/iOS: Waze 34:00 Android/iOS: Stitcher
Volume 2 of The Web Designer’s Idea Book includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work. Author Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the original bestselling Web Designer’s Idea Book, has cataloged thousands of sites, and showcases the latest and best examples in this book. The web is the most rapidly changing design medium, and this book offers an organized overview of what’s happening right now. Sites are categorized by type, design element, styles and themes, structural styles, and structural elements. This new volume also includes a helpful chapter explaining basic design principles and how they can be applied online. Whether you’re brainstorming with a coworker or explaining your ideas to a client, this book provides a powerful communication tool you can use to jump start your next project.