Archives for 2008
The Age of Digital Baroque
After all, blogging is over now, isn't it? Very probably so.
Webapp Death Match: Google vs. Apple
With websites turning more and more into web applications, functionally as well as aesthetically, it'd be interesting to look at what makes a Web app work in terms of skinning. We start off by comparing two different approaches: HTML-skin vs. desktop-application-skin. In other words, Google versus Apple.
Elvis and the Opposite
A 14-year old video blogger named Fred somehow managed to get a fan base of almost 45 Million users. Now instead of asking how that's possible, Seth Godin and Robert Scoble trivialize his success. Did they forget what Elvis said?
iA Opens Second Office in Switzerland
We had to be unusually secretive about the following developments. But now, we can finally lift the curtain. First, the big news project is finished. Second, we have opened a second office in Zürich, Switzerland.
The IT-Revolution promised to free and enrich us. To free us from propaganda, to free us from mindless TV, to free us from advertisement torture, and to enrich us by letting machines do all the boring work so we'd have more free time. So, how did it go?
Surfing the Avalanche
The supposed recession is the best thing that could happen to us readers, consumers, new media makers. Avalanche, take us with you!
Use Your Real Name When You Comment
Dear anonymous reader, if you intend to be critical: Be our guest. But if you're our guest, act like a guest.
Web Trend Map 3
We are happy to announce that the coolest gift for geeks, the A0 poster of the 2008 Web Trend Map, as featured by The Guardian, WIRED, Le Monde, Corriere, kottke, Boingboing, Techcrunch, Mashable, Valleywag and literally thousands of blogs.
Web Trend Map 2008 Beta
We present you with the 2008 Web Trend Map, in all its beautiful beta glory. This time we’ve taken almost 300 of the most influential and successful websites and pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map.
Web Trend Map 2008: New Layers
Those familiar with the new Swiss train station maps may recognize one source of inspiration. We’ve adopted some concepts from our good friend Adrian Schaffner’s work on mapping Swiss train stations.
Trend Map 2008: What’s New?
We’ve redesigned the Web Trend Map from scratch. It’s now presented as an isometric landscape.
Predictions for 2008
This year we have seven predictions. If they are as accurate as last year’s, we should make this a paid service.
Looking Back on 2007
Here’s what we said was going to happen in 2007 one year ago, compared to what really happened…