Constantly trying to balance the ability to put enough wiz-bang into projects while making sure they are viewable on as many different browsers and platforms as possible.
"Where should we draw the line when it comes to backward compatibility with older browsers?"
There really isn't a one size fits all answer for that one, but I think it really comes down to knowing who the target audience is. That will help to decide where to draw that line in the code based on the majority of the target audience.
- What do the web stats tell about what the visitors are using to view the site?
- What types of technology do you want to incorporate?
- What types of devices to you want it viewable on?
- Do you want to invest in multiple versions for different delivery methods or stick to one?
- What options are available on server?
Here are a few things I'm currently working on:
- Flash slideshow with more controls for the viewer.
- Flash video player that will play two videos and display text captions all in sync.
- HTML5 Web App that will look and function the same on multiple mobile platforms.
2011-02-22 08:48:11 - Photography
Since I am always going out to different parks and nature areas and wanted a way to geotag my photos, but not pay a whole lot or have to buy and carry more stuff to do it. I found a pretty good solution that works with the equipment I already have:
- First you need to have a digital camera (of course).
- An iPhone or iPod Touch that has GPS capability.
- MotionX-GPS Lite (free) or MotionX-GPS ($0.99)
- GeoSetter (free) Win XP and higher.
The MotionX-GPS Lite version only allows one track, so if you are out and want to record more than one track, it is well worth the $0.99 to pay for the full version where you can save up to 10 tracks.
What I do is start up the MotionX-GPS software and start a new track at the beginning of the trail that I'm about to head out on. I also make sure that the date and time on my camera are correct (this is how it matches up the location with the photo). When I am done with my photo tour I save that track and send it to my email, which requires some sort of 3G or WiFi connection. When I copy all my photos to my computer I put the two files that I sent to myself in the same folder, then run the GeoSetter software and have it create XMP sidecar files that store the location data.
There is other software out there, but I haven not tried them yet. I will look into doing a comparison of different ways in the future.