Monday, April 24, 2017

Coming to a mobile screen near you

This Bloomberg article explains the technology and the business behind the OLED screens that are used in the Galaxy and has been licenced to Apple for the next iphone. 

To Quote " OLEDs have held out the promise of better screens for decades even as LCDs ruled. OLED displays can be thinner, more energy efficient and produce deeper black colors because organic pixels can glow on their own, while LCDs require a backlit panel. They can also be made on flexible plastic for a wider variety of shapes and applications. The challenge has been in creating long-lasting, bright screens at low enough prices."

Well they are here now and you can read about it on this page

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Canadian River Heads the Other Way

Been busy getting fit recently and working on my first phone centric website, that I haven't posted so much.  So here is an interesting environmental story from The Guardian to fill in your time.

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.

For hundreds of years, the Slims carried meltwater northwards from the vast Kaskawulsh glacier in Canada’s Yukon territory into the Kluane river, then into the Yukon river towards the Bering Sea. But in spring 2016, a period of intense melting of the glacier meant the drainage gradient was tipped in favour of a second river, redirecting the meltwater to the Gulf of Alaska, thousands of miles from its original destination.  Read more

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Online Web Content - Should You Organise or Engage ?

This article provides a back to basics comparison between FaceBook and a website.

I have a new hobby, I love to ride easy trails on my bike. So as I rode, I started to document where I went in Facebook. This was good but I didn't want post too often in case I annoyed my small fan base.  I then moved to a Facebook Page to hold my posts. After a while the content became unstructured because FaceBook really loves to show newest posts or notes at the top and the original content trickles out of view. That's not the only problem with the Facebook medium....

Read more in the LinkedIn article I wrote called
Online Web Content - Should You Organise or Engage ?

If you haven't time to read that post, have a look at the site I have put together in Wix.  Especially look at how it runs on a phone.  I structured the site to work using pictures on a phone. 

My new site is called