Corner Edge Design site gets a make over.

Our goal in redesigning design.corneredge.com was to make it more than just a portfolio of design projects and to better highlight key areas of our design services. The new site is geared to offer a quick synopsis of specific design services in areas of  brand identity, advertising/marketing, package design and corporate communications. The design features the clean look and simple navigation that has become the trademark for the Corner Edge family of websites, yet maintains it’s own personality inherited from the original site. We have not, however, abandoned our portfolio, it too has been redesigned. The new Corner Edge Design Portfolio is accessed through the “PORTFOLIO” link and opens in a new browser window. On computers and Flash enabled devices the portfolio offers an immersive look into the design works of Corner Edge divided into Site Design, Interface Design, Promotion and Audio Video sections. IOS users are not left out, an iPad specific version has been updated too, built with Apple’s Dashcode for maximum compatibility and utilizing common assets with the main site. An new iPhone version is not far behind. Both versions of the new port folio are dynamically populated through xml feeds. For rich Flash web site design with iOS alternative content contact Corner Edge Solutions at 973-285-9900.

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iWeb Presentations available for iPad mobile Safari TODAY!

Corner Edge Solutions remains on the cutting edge of technology and application development with the beta release of it’s already successful iWeb Presentations platform. The growing popularity of the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices as well as the anticipated business market success of Apples iPad has inspired us to make our products available to a wider audience. While still available in it’s original form as a Adobe Flash based web application with a .NET backend to manage users and track data the new mobile version has been completely redeveloped from the ground up to accommodate the iPad. Corner Edge developers have embraced the Apple development environment and is excited to offer this and many more products and service applications for these ground breaking devices. Corner Edge Solutions is committed to providing the very best service on any platform. Contact Corner Edge today for a iWeb Presentations for iPad demonstration.

Magic Mouse review

Wowzers, I have a great wife! I never have a very extensive Christmas list but I can usually count on my sweetheart and my son to wrap up most of the goodies on it and stick them under the tree. This year that included the new Magic Mouse from Apple. And not to sound too pro Apple (even though I am) I only want the new thing because the old Mighty Mouse turned out to be somewhat disappointing in the long run. Between work and home I have probably five Mighty Mice both wired and Bluetooth wireless all of which will scroll in one direction only some will only scroll up and some only down, very annoying. It’s only been a few days since I unwrapped my new toy but far the new Magic Mouse has performed– well magically. The seamless multi-touch surface is super intuitive for scrolling and panning in all applications I’ve tried so far even the newly irritating font selection panel in Flash CS4. For the most part it’s comfortable in my hand but the edges take a little getting used to. It is really nice to just sit and look at too, simple, beautiful industrial design. Hopefully it will not get buggy like it’s predecessor or burn through batteries like the old plastic wireless keyboards did. I’m not sure if it will be a big time saver or even pay for itself in productivity but it sure is a sweet toy for an Apple gadget hound like me. If this were a carpentry blog I’d tell you all about my new Dremel tool.

Trace a DNS lookup path

While working through some DNS lookup inconsistency today, I was reminded of this tip that allows you to trace an entire DNS lookup.  Normally I just do an NSlookup, but I wanted more information.   DIG is a command that’s built into Linux (and therefore MAC) So I hopped on my Mac and ran the command like this:

>Dig +trace http://www.yourdomain.com

results look like this:

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; <> DiG 9.4.1-P1 <> +trace http://www.yourdomain.com
;; global options:  printcmd
.                       505277  IN      NS      A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.                       505277  IN      NS      M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
;; Received 372 bytes from 172.18.33.1#53(172.18.33.1) in 1 ms

com.                    172800  IN      NS      I.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      H.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      F.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      G.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      M.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com.                    172800  IN      NS      L.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
;; Received 511 bytes from 192.33.4.12#53(C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET) in 333 ms

http://www.yourdomain.com         172800  IN      NS      ns1.wordpress.com.
http://www.yourdomain.com        172800  IN      NS      ns2.wordpress.com.
http://www.yourdomain.com          172800  IN      NS      ns3.wordpress.com.
;; Received 141 bytes from 192.5.6.30#53(A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET) in 931 ms

http://www.yourdomain.com  300     IN      CNAME   http://www.yourdomain.com edgekey.net.
http://www.yourdomain.com.          14400   IN      NS      NS1.yourdomain.com
http://www.yourdomain.com.          14400   IN      NS      NS2.yourdomain.com
http://www.yourdomain.com          14400   IN      NS      NS3.yourdomain.com
;; Received 180 bytes from 123.456.234.123#53(ns1.yourdomain.com) in 1021 ms

Mac OS X Snow Leopard upgrade review

This past Saturday I installed Max OS X Snow Leopard, but only after doing my homework! I read a lot of blog posts of pros and cons, most of them on the Apple discussions board. Plenty of scary stories and some praises too, let’s face it though, most people only go to discussions for trouble shooting help not to praise Apple. If your not having troubles you just continue with your day without a thought of what could have gone wrong. Even still there were enough horror stories to make me wait a week and take some pre-update safety measures. First and foremost I backed up all of my important files to external drives. In addition I set my Time Machine (Apple’s Back Up Utility) to do a complete back up, usually I will only back up personal important files, not system, applications etc. because  I have the original discs for those things and I don’t want to bog down my back up disc with things I can just reinstall. Then lastly I made a small 120 GB partition on my main hard drive and duplicated my existing system 10.5.8 using Carbon Copy Cloner, incase I needed to go back to my previous OS.

I ran the installer for Mac OS 10.6 on my mid 2009 iMac 24 inch with 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo processor and all went fine, took a little longer than I expected, about 30 to 45 minutes, but not bad. All my software seems run fine so far, Adobe Web Premium CS3 apps couple CS2 apps, Rosetta Stone, and most importantly Ghost Recon! I am excited to get some Exchange support in Mail, however no shared or public folders show and calendars do not connect. There is a huge performance increase with VPN connections and reading remote directories on Windows and Mac systems.

I have not fully tested everything yet but I will and update this post in the near future as I test the system more.

Oh, and while I was at it I  treated my iPod to the new iPhone OS 3.1, sweet, copy and paste!