Archive for February, 2010

WordPress for Android

Posted on: February 3rd, 2010 | Category: mobile

Wordpress for AndroidAutomattic just launched WordPress for Android. If you’re reading this on a Android-powered phone, click here to install the app: WordPress for Android. If you’re following me on Twitter you’ll probably know by now that I’m a big fan of Android. I’ve got an HTC Hero, which is basically a Nexus One, but it runs Android 1.6 instead of 2.1. And I think HTC’s UI is nicer than Google’s.

The WordPress for Android App is still a bit buggy (it crashed when I switched to landscape mode for example), but it’s already very useable. Latest comments, posts and pages are all easily accessible.

Some of the options available:

  • Configure and manage multiple blogs
  • Comment moderation including the ability to reply to comments
  • Create and Edit Posts including categories, tags and photos
  • Create and Edit Pages
  • Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar

The “Manage multiple Blogs” feature especially is very convenient. All your blogs one click away on your phone.

Android FTW!

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The Redesign, a month later..

Posted on: February 3rd, 2010 | Category: Site

It’s been a little over a month since I launched the third redesign of Frish.nl and the response has been absolutely amazing (and overwhelming at times). Almost everyone seems to love the new design and it’s been picked up by some of the largest design showcases in the world. To name a couple: Site of the Week at Abduzeedo, Featured at CssMania, Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices at Spyre studios, Featured at DesignFlavr, Featured at DesignSnack and the list goes on and on.

I’ve also been asked to do an interview twice. Luc Arnold interviewed me for Spicy Webdesigners and you can read the interview here: Rogier Strobbe is the man behind Frish Design Studio out of the Netherlands. And fellow dutchman Edgar Leijs interviewed me for a dutch web magazine called Heeftstijl about the state of dutch webdesign. You can read the entire interview here: Klompen, tulpen, kaas en webdesign? (if you can read dutch off course).

A lot of people wanted to know what font I used for the logo. It’s actually an adaptation of Rockwell, called Sketch Rockwell.

The pageviews went through the roof and my site skyrocketed into the Alexa top 100k (even though that doesn’t really say anything, does it?). But it’ll be interesting to see if I can keep the pageviews on the same level they’re at now. I’ve got some interesting posts coming up!

Stay tuned!