Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week.
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This week, Daveed discovered a Firefox extension called Tilt , which renders websites in 3D. The idea of 3D websites is pretty exciting and it certainly has potential, which makes us wonder if Kobayashi Online will be designing 3D websites someday soon.
According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, it seems that bookseller and tech company Amazon is preparing its own tablet. This has Roberto wondering how the new device will differentiate itself from other tablets through a combination of hardware, price, software, interface experience.
Amazon has done very well over the past few years with its Kindle e-book reader, Roberto reckons, because of its simple design and the ease of which to buy books in only one click. By introducing a tablet, the company ventures into unknown territory where few beyond Apple’s iPad have been successful. We’ll have to see what happens when Amazon releases its tablet in October.
David was inspired watching an interview with This American Life host and producer Ira Glass in which Glass offers some great observations for creatives. “We get into creative work because we have good taste,” Glass says, noting that we’re often disappointed by our early work because it can’t meet that good taste. Whether your medium is design, storytelling, or coding, it’s possible to close the gap between your output and your expectations by constantly creating, Glass says. It’s hard, he says, but “everybody goes through it.”