Anthony Franco's Blog
On March 20 at AJAXWorld 2008 East, Anthony Franco, UX & UI Expert, President
of Effective User Interface will be keynoting on RIA Adoption in 2008 –
Risks, Rewards, Challenges and Opportunities.
Last year, the overall demand for RIAs outpaced the qualified supply chain.
This trend will continue in 2008. While last year brought unprecedented
growth in RIA adoption— especially by Fortune 500 companies—RIA adoption
in 2008 brings a new onslaught of risks, rewards, challenges, and
opportunities for companies of all sizes.
This year, companies facing both job growth and decline will need to continue
to leverage innovative, usable RIAs to hone their competitive edge to outpace
their competition and improve core business practices with fast, reliable,
productivity-enhancing internal and external tools. However, building and
deploying effective RIAs is... (more)
This is total speculation, but I believe it would be very possible for Apple
to enter the cloud computing space. A recent article in the Charlotte
Observer (found via a mac rumors article) is claiming they are offering Apple
a huge tax break to set up a billion dollar server farm in North Carolina.
Apple has an interesting competitive advantage here. They have loads of
cash in reserve ($29 billion) and manufacture hardware, OS and software.
They have already proven their ability to scale services (iTunes). I would
find it ridiculous if Apple has not at least talked about it inter... (more)
Recently, Webkit announced CSS Animation - There are several articles
claiming that this new feature could hurt the plugin space for Adobe and
Microsoft … One of the most commented articles was posted on MacRumors
Yesterday… CSS Animation Coming to Safari, Already in iPhone. Less
Dependence on Flash? - Mac Rumors The incorporation of animation into CSS
Everyone is making their predictions for 2009, so I thought I’d make mine
for fun… “Web 2.0″ will lose traction - thank goodness! : Executives
and investors are tiring of “web 2.0” marketing initiatives and business
models (please, nobody try to describe “web 3.0″!). Web 2.0 is a
buzz-word that everyone struggles to define - Chris [...]
This morning I noticed every Google search result was marked as “This site
may harm your computer” All results linked to a google warning page. I was
not the only one to encounter the issue. Christian Cantrell saw it about the
same time I did… By the time I finished writing this post, the issue was