Tuesday, November 29, 2011

foneFrame HTML5 Template Press Release

(PDF version)

Don't Have A Mobile Site? You're Late. Not Using HTML5? You're Behind. The Answer? foneFrame!

SEATTLE - Mobile web pages and HTML5? Yes. Web sites for smartphones like Android and iPhone? Done. Creative Commons, open source, and free? Yep, free as in "beer". foneFrame, a free mobile web framework, now has a new template. [ foneFrame.com/fF ]

The foneFrame 2.0.0 template from Azalea Software is the latest implementation of the foneFrame schema. Built with HTML5 + CSS3 with a touch of JavaScript, foneFrame creates mobile pages quickly and easily, and is the ideal way to wireframe mobile pages.

"Why struggle with HTML5? You know you want to use it but can't seem to find the time to master it. foneFrame begins with HTML5 and CSS3 and builds out from there. It's foolish *not* to use foneFrame." says Jerry Whiting, Azalea Software Inc.'s Pres & CEO. "I found the sweet spot between Android and iPhone to be elusive at best. I'm glad to share my learning curve with you because there's no faster way to jumpstart a new web project than by using a template. That's why the foneFrame template is free under the Creative Commons license. We *want* you to edit, change, improve, hack, and mashup it up!"

As opposed to other web templates that are merely static boilerplate you replace, the foneFrame template includes valuable information about SEO (search engine optimization), metadata, and has examples of how to embed Google Maps, Google Calendars, and Twitter feeds into mobile pages. The styles defined in the stylesheet can be mixed and matched to format a wide variety of page layouts.

Other features include:
- the basic framework elements are hosted in the cloud for reduced latency
- a library of basic buttons and icons
- a basic photo gallery with thumbnail navigation
- lots and lots of comments in the code that explain how foneFrame works

foneFrame is a mobile web framework focusing on smartphones like Android and iPhone. Built using HTML5, CSS3, & JavaScript, foneFrame encompasses a schema and naming conventions. Azalea Software, Inc. [ www.azalea.com ], founded in 1992 publishes barcode printing software and mobile dev tools. Located in Seattle WA, Azalea Software is an innovative, one-of-a-kind company.

#foneFrame #HTML5 #CSS3 #mobileframework #mobileweb #smartphone #Android #iPhone


Friday, November 25, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet Celebrates Thanksgiving

And is that a Black Panther Party button I see on the left at :41? I do believe it is! Gotta love that.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Learn to Make Better Websites

I just put together a tutorial about writing effective web pages including SEO, metadata, translation, and sitemaps. Whether you're making a new site from scratch or updating an existing one, these how-to's will help make your site better.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Online Encryption Using Blowfish

Encrypt using Blowfish, all online, all free. JetCityOrange.com/blowfish"

Blowfish is a very fast, very secure cipher invented by Bruce Schneier. Use it to lock up what you want to keep safe.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

foneFrame v2.0.0 Mobile Web Template

The foneFrame v2.0.0 mobile template has been released under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0). Download this free open source HTML5 mobile template: foneframe.com/fF/

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Flickr Gallery of 2012 Calendar Photos

I put together a gallery of the photos from the 2012 JetCityOrange calendars.

After you decide which one(s) you want, you can download them off here: JetCityOrange/calendar/

Download Free 2012 Calendars (PDF)

I've been designing and giving away free calendars for the last 10 years. This year's calendars:

"Psychic Barber" features a photo of the neon sign at Rick’s Barber Shop in West Seattle and a QR barcode that tangentially relates to the sign itself. The neon sign is real and yes there's a story behind it.
"Soup" is a still life photo with a message floating in a bowl of soup. The photo was done by madmoo. The QR code in the photograph is worth scanning and especially if you're hungry and like to cook.
"Cairn" is a simple and serene image of a cairn, the pile of stones used as a trail marker. Jerry is transfixed by cairns whenever he comes across one while hiking in the Cascades. (trivia: JetCityOrange began as a site called "The Cairn Project".)

All of the 2012 calendars are available online right now! JetCityOrange.com/calendar