PHP Form

This video shows you how to use the php form i sent out in class:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwwWzT6sxuU]

Metadata

This video shows you how to put metadata in your webpages:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBm354au7KE]

Rule of Thirds

Here is some information on the rule of thirds, which is a way to frame pictures that you are going to take:

Link: Rule of Thirds

Good video that explains it:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPeOBPxV8iE]

HTML5

What is HTML5? So far little information is known…well at least confirmed as its still in development. However, speculation is that html5 will:

1. add many new html tags
2. combine html, css, and javascript
3. get rid of plugin support? what, no flash? apparently html5 will be able to create rich user interfaces

Only time will tell where this goes but i am more than curious to see how it plays out..especially since both Apple and Google are pushing html5. And the new ipad and all iphones do not support applications like flash.

Apple Ipad

So are you getting the latest apple product, the ipad?

Is this device just a big iphone or does it fill a need of some kind? Only time will tell once the product is released and in my hands. However, with the recent popularity of netbooks (mini laptops) I am guessing this device will be just as popular and be the biggest seller in the netbook market, even though this is considered a pad, rather than a netbook.

There are a few things that I find interesting about this new product:

1. App integration. All apps in the apple store can be used with this pad, which is awesome.
2. Small and thin – this device is really thin and is small enough to easily fit in a bag with books…but how durable is it?
3. Internet service – for $30 a month you can utilize AT&T to have unlimited internet on the device regardless of where you are. This is very cool. Too bad it doesnt work with verizon. However, phone service internet is pretty slow at this point. Slower than what I remember of the old 128 bps modems.
4. keyboard compatibility – You can set this up with a keyboard/mouse and make it a mini desktop computer
5. Are these pads new? No, these type of pad have been around for years. Then again, so were PDAs and Smartphones but the iphone/ipod touch took over the market, so if thats any indication, the ipad is here is stay.

Apple Ipad

Free FTP for Macs

Here is a great free ftp program for the mac that I have been using for a while now: Cyberduck (http://cyberduck.ch/). Check it out.

For those of you that do not know, FTP mean file transfer protocol. Its used as a bridge between your computer and the internet. So it allows you to takes html files from your computer and publish them onto the internet.

Point and Shoot vs SLR

Today I will be comparing the two so I thought I would put some brief notes on my blog.

Regular Point and Shoot Camera:

Pros:

small size
very portable
inexpensive
most have low quality video

Cons:

slow shutter speed
not many options
cant change lenses
not good for long distance or sports pictures IMO

SLR:

Pros:

Can change lenses
Different Shutter speeds
Many options

Cons:

large – won’t fit into your pocket or purse
Expensive – some lenses can cost 1000’s of $$