A nice mention of Suggymoto.com on the BraveNewCode site today
This follows on from my participation in their ‘Tip Central’ piece in December, 2012.
Thanks again for the T-Shirt, guys 🙂
On 27th September 2012, Suggymoto.com was featured on the BraveNewCode’s Tip Central Blog for users of their wpTouch Pro plugin. The plugin allows bloggers to make their WordPress blog viewable on a mobile platform. With more and more web users browsing on a mobile device, it is ever more important for webmasters to make their content available on the go. There are many other plugins which allow this, but wpTouch Pro gives a hugely customisable experience and is quite unique in this respect.
How long have you been using WPtouch Pro?
I have had WPtouch Pro installed for almost two years now. I ran my site on WPtouch before then. I paid for a single license but then actually won a 5-pack license in a Twitter giveaway when WPtouch Pro was first launched.
Why did you choose WPtouch Pro to power your mobile site?
I work in mobile communications and am always disappointed when I come across a site that doesn’t have a mobile presence. It is a well-known fact that mobile browsing is increasing massively with the dawn of the smartphone, and I believe that any individual or organization that doesn’t offer their web visitors a mobile platform are missing a massive trick. I wanted as many people to see my tech blog and artwork as possible and WPtouch Pro seemed to be the perfect vehicle for that.
What do you like most about using WPtouch Pro?
Its simplicity was key for me. I didn’t want to have to put a load of work into getting a WordPress plugin set up, yet at the same time I did want to customize whatever I chose so that I didn’t lose my ‘brand’ identity. I have seen this happen in other mobile site plugins. WPtouch Pro allowed me to meet both these criteria and in many circumstances surpass them.
What improvements would you like to see included in future WPtouch Pro updates?
WPtouch Pro already handles everything I need it to do. If ever I find something that I would like to improve upon or adapt for my site, I know I can always find guidance in the WPtouch Pro community and from the BraveNewCode support team. The only ‘issue’ I have (if you can call it that) is with customizing icons for specific pages — particularly the default WPtouch Pro pages like Flickr and Archives. Perhaps this is just an issue with my own installation though.
Read the whole article, along with Tip Central advice here
Why not browse Suggymoto.com on your Mobile and see if you can spot the improvements I made based on the advise given by BraveNewCode?
I want to create.
I see things every day that make me think “I cold do that”.
So why dont I? Why can’t I just sit down and come up with an idea that will change the way I do things forever? I’m sure somebody achieves that every day.
The problem is getting myself into a position where I can sit and watch and think and put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, hands on tools, or whatever it is I decide to do.
So how do I get to that ‘place’? That personal Nirvana where everything clicks and makes sense?
I guess that is the ultimate question everyone at some point in their life tries to answer. Is it wrong to want something more, something better? Is success a modern day fable? Something thrust upon us by our peers and the media as something to strive towards? Why is there so much emphasis put on promotion and progression? Should I simply continue doing what I am doing? Is it right to want to do something that makes me happy? Or is that selfish?
In my time I trawl blogs, watch film and tv, and read anything available. I listen to multiple genres of music. I create in small amounts depending on the time available. Photography and Illustration are my passion. I totally immerse myself in pop culture and try to capture it with whatever talent I can muster. I surround myself with people and things I love; that inspire me. I’m happiest when I am in that place. Working on my relationships, enjoying the time we have together. I despise anything that takes me away from these people and things.
I want every day to hold something new and interesting. My worst nightmare is each day being the same as the last. I dont want to look into the future and see today. I’ve done today.
When is it time for tomorrow?
I’ve found myself becoming a bit of a Culture Whore over the last few days.
Check them out and look me up to see what I’ve been checking out.
Username: Suggymoto (of course!)
Here’s a teaser…
I finally got my iPad 2! I have big plans but for now I’m just getting used to it. My first thoughts are that it is brilliant. The speed of use is fantastic, the web browser puts my desktop PC to shame, and Video playback is crisp.
I’m a little disappointed that a lot of the Apps I use on my iPhone aren’t available in an iPad format but with the bigger screen at least the associated websites are easier to use.
I’m really looking forward to blogging and drawing on it. These were my main reasons for buying although I’m sure I’ll find plenty more good uses.
As a final heads up, the WordPress App is awesome!
Update: The battery life is awesome! I watched a 2 hour film then messed around on it all mid afternoon. In the evening I gave a few demos on Maps, Angry Birds and Books yet still the battery was only at 45%!
I just discovered that one of my drawings has been used by MSN in an article on character voices in movies. Psyched that they chose my ‘Fan Art’ of Genie from Disney’s Aladdin, but they could have at least given me a credit! I suppose though it is only Fan Art so it’s not as if they’ve stolen my artistic property. Never the less MSN, next time you want a picture for your articles, PAY the original artist for it! (I wonder if Disney know?)
Check it out here
As I sit with not a lot to do; my mind has just started wandering to imagine Apps that would wile away the time. I’m bored of Angry Birds, Facebook isn’t what it used to be, and the news just keeps on regurgitating the same old loop of information about the crisis in Libya and the disaster effort in Japan (What happened to coverage of New Zealand?)
Anyway, I digress. The App most useful to me right now would be one which allows a small solid state HD to be connected to the iPhone connector port; enabling me to watch content that I had dropped onto it before leaving for work. Before I’m told that the iPhone’s built in capacity will quite happily do that for me without the need of cables, I remind you that this is MY perfect App. My iPhone is pretty much filled to capacity with music which I would not take off for the sake of a movie or tv show.
The only downsides to my idea are: Apple would never allow such an App, the iPhone connector cannot be used in that way (as far as I’m aware) and power consumption from the solid state HD would kill my phone, probably before the show finished.
Therefore I think I’ll just sit here and daydream some more.
Firstly I’d like to stress that this is not my own illustration. Creature design is by Neil Ford.
Visit his site here: [link]
MY contribution is my ongoing practice of creating 3D from 2D images.
With Neil’s creature I have added 4 layers. Each adds its own depth to the overall image, giving that ‘coming out of the screen’ feel.
Put on your 3D glasses and let me know what you think…
I just got back from Paris a few days ago. I did the usual touristy bits. Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame were just a few of the highlights. Of course I took photos 🙂 After cleaning up the photos with Photoshop, I figured I’d give 3D a go because there are near identical pictures everywhere you look all over the internet.
The downside is you need particular 3D glasses to see it properly. Light blue and red lenses work best.
This is the first image that I have tried bringing forward certain elements. I have brought the front four cars forward to give greater depth.