6 New Mac Apps for Designers and Developers This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace's hosting solutions here. Mac OS X is a popular platform for developers and designers of all stripes. Mac OS X is a popular choice because it combines the power of BSD and other UNIX and UNIX-like systems with an elegant user interface. There is also a really robust and talented community of developers for Mac OS X, making some of the best apps around for designers and developers alike. As the end of summer approaches, we wanted to highlight six more Mac apps that have been released in the last few month for developers and designers. 1. Indie shop The Escapers just released version 3.0 of its fantastic website design program, Flux. It offers a visual and code-based approach to page design, along with support for plugins and code snippets, support for HTML5 and HTML5 video, ePub, WebKit transforms and other effects, and the Google Font API. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bonus: Courier Your Thoughts?
Story Wheel Spin the wheel and land on an image. Now it's your turn to make up part of a story with that image. You'll have 30 seconds to record your voice as you add to the story. Your voice is played back with the images you spun. Each page of the story lists the speaker and shows the animated image that was spun. Prezi Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Prezi est un logiciel de présentation édité par la société hongroise éponyme, créé et lancé à Budapest en 2009. La société, qui emploie 200 salariés basés à Budapest, San Francisco et en Corée, revendique, depuis 2009, 50 millions d'utilisateurs à travers le monde. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] L'outil est créé par Ádám Somlai-Fischer en 2009, avec la collaboration du professeur Péter Halácsy (Université polytechnique et économique de Budapest) et de l'entrepreneur Péter Árvai. En 2010, la startup est "saluée" par les organisateurs de Conférence TED et lève 14 millions de dollars en 2011 auprès d'Accel Partners, un fonds d'investissement américain. La même année, Prezi est repérée par Barack Obama qui intègre la startup au projet ConnectED au côté d'Apple, Microsoft et AT&T. Le 2 avril 2014 Prezi lance une version française. Fonctionnement[modifier | modifier le code] Présentation[modifier | modifier le code]
GoAnimate Welcome to CogTool | CogTool Photo Story The final free download version (3.0) includes the ability to randomly generate background music which is composed on the fly from a combination of themes and also includes basic photo editing and touchup features. The last version of Photo Story (3.1) was included with the discontinued Microsoft Digital Image 2006. It restored the ability to burn a Video CD using the Sonic Burning engine. To burn CDs or DVDs from files generated by version 3.0, users may purchase Sonic MyDVD DVD burning software or the Sonic DVD for Photo Story 3 for Windows  plug in (which burns one DVD per Story). Third party tools, such as Media Coder, often do a very poor (low quality) job of converting Photo Story wmv files - Windows Movie Maker does a far better job of converting into an intermediate .avi format (although this will be some 30 times larger than the original wmv) which many DVD Authoring packages will accept as input. History Limitations Photo Story in pop culture
Prezi Is The Coolest Online Presentation Tool I've Ever Seen At last week’s The Next Web Conference, I was part of the 4-headed jury that evaluated all presenting startups and ultimately decided My Name Is E should be awarded the top prize. It was an extremely close call, since we ended up having to decide between the young Dutch company and a startup that built a simply amazing web application you’re really going to want to check out. The tool I’m referring to is called Prezi, and it allows you to create amazing presentations on the web. If you think you’ve heard that too many times, don’t stop reading just yet, because this one is just plain awesome. It’s an entirely Flash-based app that lets you break away from the slide-by-slide approach of most presentations. Instead, it allows you to create non-linear presentations where you can zoom in and out of a visual map containing words, links, images, videos, etc. Try it out and let us know how your presentations come out!
visualizing.org: a New Shared and Free Resource on Data Visualization Visualizing [visualizing.org] has just been released as the latest online player in the ever-increasing blogosphere about the topic of data visualization. But Visualizing is different in many ways. For one, the man behind the Visualizing initiative is Adam Bly, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Seed and one of the people behind the impressive Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMA. While Visualizing.org's mission is to help make data visualization figure more prominently across the web as a way of understanding complex world issues as they unfold, it is not a weblog in the classic sense. The website has just been launched and it officially still in beta, but many more features are planned. In any case, infosthetics.com highly welcomes this new initiative. What do you think of this new initiative?