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Nextrithm rolls out its new website

Though 2 months (or so!) late, we’ve finally rolled out our new website. You can catch it live here. We are also celebrating a milestone of sorts, having passed over 100 live websites and blogs (though the actual number of live websites and blogs is near 150 and the number we’ve built over the past few years is far larger than that).

We appreciate any form of feedback on the new website.

Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it about our daily activities makes us fatter, more alert? What helps us get better sleep and be more productive?

Read in full at Techcrunch.

Ephemeral And ‘Anonymish’, Wut Is About Mass-Texting Friends Without Revealing Your Identity

Somewhere between Snapchat’s rise and the NSA spying revelations, it became en vogue not to have our daily adventures and thoughts etched in stone on a timeline or profile page.

Capitalizing on this trend were Whisper, Confide and then Secret.

Now there’s Wut, from one member of Square’s founding team, Paul McKellar.

Read in full at Techcrunch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says iPhone Expansion Plans Include 50 More Carriers This Quarter

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained his views on topics ranging from smartphones to cash return to shareholders. To understand how Apple will make decisions in the future, it’s important to parse his words and thoughts. Briefly below we’ll look at the financial and the strategic comments made by the technology executive.

Read in full at Techcrunch.

You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching. Tech-watchers asked if the world really needed another Q&A service. Skeptics questioned how it would compete with existing solutions and pointed to the rocky history of previous products like Mahalo Answers, Formspring, and Aardvark.

In an interview, Biz articulated his goal to, “make the world a more empathetic place.” Sounds great but one wonders if Biz is being overly optimistic. Aren’t we all busy enough? Control for our attention is in a constant tug-of-war as we struggle to keep-up with all the demands for our time. Can Jelly realistically help people help one another? For that matter, how does any technology stand a chance of motivating users to do things outside their normal routines?

Read in full at Techcrunch.

One Solution To Responsive Images

Responsive images have been, and are, one of the hardest problems in responsive Web design right now. Until browser vendors have a native solution, we have to think on the fly and come up with our own solutions. “Retina” images are especially a challenge because if you have sized your layout with ems or percentages (as you should!), then you cannot be sure of the exact pixel dimensions of each image being displayed.

Read in full at Smashing Magazine.

Introducing Live Extensions For Better-DOM: What They Are And How They Work

After recently writing an article on “Writing A Better JavaScript Library For The DOM”, I realized that the topic is indeed a very complex one and that it’s important to understand what exactly live extensions are and how they work. In today’s article, I will answer most questions that were asked regarding “live extensions” and help you get going with this new concept.

Read in full at SmashingMagazine.

Applying Transformations To Responsive Web Design

To most Web developers, it sounds controversial until you hear the punchline: Last summer, the developers in charge of Google’s Chrome browser floated a proposal that went virtually unnoticed by the technology press, which was to remove support for an established W3C standard that every other browser vendor still supports. The standard in question? Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations, otherwise known as XSLT.

In reaction to this news, most Web developers would likely shrug and say “So what?” That’s unfortunate.

Read the rest over at SmashingMagazine.

The pros and cons of building your own CMS

It’s common for your developers to listen to a vendor proposal for a Content Management System (CMS) and say, “We could just build that ourselves.”

And the developers are right. Many companies have opted to use their internal talent to build a CMS, resulting in a terrific product. However, from seeing companies switch from their DIY solutions to our commercial CMS over the past decade, we now recognize some patterns.

Read the full article at TheNextWeb.