So, John Gruber over at Daring Fireball went full-time (yay). I’m excited for him, and thrilled that I’ll get to read so many more articles. His writing is some of the best I’ve come across; interesting, engaging, and often rather witty. He is also one of the few bloggers who thinks before he writes; and thinks hard, at that. Certainly, whenever I need an intelligent opinion on recent Apple-related events, Daring Fireball is my first stop. He’s got a great-looking site, too. Proof that less is most definitely more.
Monthly Archive for April, 2006
During my work on a couple of projects – including the forthcoming major upgrade to the BBC Radio widget – I desired a simple, OS X-like progress indicator, similar to Apple’s NSProgressIndicator. I found that a couple of people have implemented something similar in Dashboard widgets; generally in the form of an animated .gif. That’s fine, so long as your background is white. Mine isn’t.
[update] – I’ve seen a few downloads of this little tool; obviously, I didn’t expect many… it’s a bit of a niche product, to say the least! If you end up using this in a project, I’d love to hear about it – just drop me an email from the panel on the right. Obviously, any problems and I’ll do my best to fix them
PS. No using this in and Microsoft- or Windows-based projects. You should ask before commercial use, too.
Words just aren’t enough for me to properly convey my opinions of comment spammers. As a temporary measure, all users will have to register to post a comment – sorry for the inconvenience, but I’m hoping to cut down on the amount of cleaning up I have to do. And remember, you can still email me! (Thank goodness for intelligent email filters…)
On a lighter note, you may be interested in a sneak peak of what’s coming soon…