Zithromax For Sale

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05/06
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  1. Robin Cannon

    Interesting article, but I’m not sure where the leap is from the growth in Kindle and less popular e-readers to a wider change in the concepts of design.

    To be honest I don’t see the printed word really being replaced any time soon. The Kindle and it’s ilk will I think become important for academic texts, magazines, roleplaying books, anything that’s used for reference or a quick read. I don’t think it’s got any real prospect of replacing printed books for the more relaxed read, novels, biographies etc, at least not in a major way.

  2. Zinni

    @Robin

    Well if you change the context of something as fundamental as the fixed dimension of a page doesn’t that pretty much change everything?

    I also thought it was interesting that Jeff Bezos was saying that 35% of the book sales on Amazon now are Kindle books. Maybe that is why I feel that we are on the verge of a huge change?

  3. Claire

    For a start, reading books on a computer is bad for your eyes. I know i wouldn’t want to stare at a flickering screen in the evening after sitting in front of a computer all day at work. It strains your eyes, and is probably worse than watching TV. Like Robin says, it will probably only ever be used for quick reference text.

  4. Zinni

    @Claire

    Maybe I should have described eInk technology a little better, because there actually is no flicker on these screens. Flicker is caused by the refreshing of the pixels on the screen hundreds of times per second on conventional monitor. eInk only refreshes the pixels once, when you hit next page. When it is no being refreshed it uses no power, meaning that the battery life of these device is up to weeks. In fact, there is not even a backlight on the Kindle it is a reflective medium just like a sheet of paper. So there shouldn’t be eye strain associated with looking at a light source.

    It really is quite interesting technology.

  5. Markus

    I don’t think this is a problem. In fact this is what CSS and the whole separation of content and design thing is for! You will have one beautiful design (CSS file) for presenting your website on a usual computer display (where fixed width is perfectly fine) and another one (or no CSS at all?) for displaying your content on eBook readers. Same content, different layout on different devices!

  6. Andy

    Jason Santa Maria did a great SVA Dot Dot Dot presentation on this issue. Worth watching the vid!

    http://vimeo.com/4394152

  7. Chad

    This was a really interesting post - I really enjoyed it! I must say, however, that I disagree. I think that the advances in technology are great but that ultimately print still plays a vital role in everyday life, and could no likelier go extinct than drinking water when we’re thirsty could. I do think though, that advances in technology, coupled together with print will be a vital and highly successful partnership. An example of this is having an online portal where prints can be ordered by yourself, or clients, or really anyone involved (I found this at: http://www.digitallizard.com/graphic-designer.php). This is a great combination of technological advance and good “old-fashioned” print.

  8. Stephen Olmstead

    This was an interesting and insightful post. So good points are raised. I think the future of design is actually dependent on fixed-width designs: let me explain. I believe that the best workaround is to design a piece that ‘degrades’ gracefully when viewed on different screen dimensions, sizes, proportions. The only constant we can really rely on is the width of the piece in question. Everything else bases its degradation off of that.

    What will this mean for design? Simplicity. Designers will have to ensure that their designs and layouts work on a very simple level. Detail-laden content may look great on your 22” widescreen monitor, but on the Kindle or iPhone, the detail is… superfluous at best. IMHO web designers will have to take a page from the logo designer book and invest time in communicating a powerful piece with minimal building blocks. Its definitely an art!

  9. Zinni

    @Andy,
    Thanks for the great link, was an awesome lecture.

    @Chad,
    I agree that print won’t go extinct, but I think these technological changes will surely impact it. There is always a place for printed artifacts, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a time where clients also wanted these pieces to be compatible with the digital devices as well.

    @Stephen,
    I see your point, I just hope it doesn’t happen completely.I believe that there is a place for work that pushes the boundaries of form. If most of this were to disappear we could be faced with some rather boring stuff. I mean I love eye candy just as much as any other designer.

  10. Chris Grayson

    @Robin

    You’re not paying attention. I expect high-cost glossies, like art magazines, to stick around for a while, and obviously the world’s existing inventory of printed material will be around for some time. But otherwise, eReaders are taking over.

    In the next 12 to 18 months most newspapers in the U.S. will cease the print editions. Period. Magazines will follow suite to, save for publications where super-high-resolution are the now (fine art and fashion).

    eReaders are going to be, for 2009 & 2010 what cell phones became less than a decade ago. They are going to go from cutting edge to completely ubiquitous.

  11. Zinni

    @Chris,

    I agree that there is always going to be a place for high-quality pieces which act more as a possession than a publication.

    As a public transportation commuter, I see the devices popping up every day. If it isn’t a dedicated device like the kindle right now, it is surely the iPhones and netbooks that are replacing the books/newspapers on the train. I wouldn’t be surprised if you are correct in your 2010 prediction that the eReaders start making a significant impact.

    Thanks for your comment!

  12. Tim Donaldson

    Wow, really thought provoking article. Thanks for bringing this technology to light for me. I hope this kind of screen technology can come into use in computers in a near future. Maybe this could open up the option of using subtractive cmyk for screens instead of additive rgb? And computers you can use outside of a nice sunny day. What a joy the world would be.

  13. Tim Donaldson

    …please excuse the spelling mistakes above

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