How to Delete Apps on Facebook

How to delete an application form facebook

I got really frustrated today when I added an application to my Facebook account by accident, well half accident. Adding the app was not the frustrating part. Deleting the application from my account is what got to me. There is no apparent way to do it. After a search on Google I found out how to do it. If your here to find out how to delete apps from Facebook see bellow.

What I found very interesting was the number of apps I had in my account. There were tons of them and some of them were very old. Most of these apps I no longer use so why should they still have access to my account. I started deleting them. Facebook does not provide a fast way to delete unused apps though. It takes three clicks to get rid of them and you have to do it for each app. What a PAIN! One more reason to use Facebook less. I know I can simply not allow sites to add the apps in the first place but that part is easy for them and for me.

How to delete a Facebook Application

Logg in to Facebook, click on the Account button at the top right of the page and then select the option that says “Privacy Settings.”

Once you have done this, near the bottom left of the page, click on the link that says “Edit your settings.”

Now, in the “Apps you use” area, click on the application you’d like to remove. If you don’t see the application listed, you can find it by clicking the Edit Settings button at the right extreme of this area.

Once you have clicked on the application’s icon, You will see a screen with the settings for that application. On that page, click the “Remove app” link. The system will ask you to confirm the action, and then the application will be removed from your account, which means that it will no longer have access to your data.

Source http://romcartridge.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-remove-facebook-applications.html

Upright Coffee Web Site Design

Upright Coffee Espresso New York

I have just started planning and layout out the new design for Upright Coffee New York. Its going to be a really fun project as there will need to be an e commerce section added as well as a bunch of new content. First things first, I need to create a new look.

The current design of Upright Coffee’s web site is a modified theme that really has not distinct personality. The idea was to allow the posts to create a nice visual wall that would grab the viewers attention. This actually works pretty well but now the Upright brand really needs to start working on its own. Stay tuned.

Any coffee sites you love? Leave a comment with a link.

Free PDF Editor for Mac formulatepro

Formulatepro Free PDF Editor for Mac

I just spent the last few hours trying to find a simple editor for PDF files that will let me type text on top of a scanned file. I tried everything. For some reason I cant even seem to find a trial version of Adobe Acrobat online. I didn’t want to pay $60 for such a simple thing. Then I came across a small application called formulatepro hosted on google here http://code.google.com/p/formulatepro/

This is a super simple app that allows you to type pdf’s as well as draw simple shapes. You can adjust the font and color, all the basic text tools that apple includes in its text editor. The basics but its exactly what I needed and free!

iButterfly in America

Just saw this video for iButterfly a very cool iPhone app. I totally love the idea. Beutifully designed and looks like fun. The ides ia that there are different virtual butterflies all over japan that you can only see with the iButterfly app installed on your iPhone. When you see a butterfly you can capture it to your iPhone and add it to your collection. I only wish I could try it in the US. Hopefully we will see a US version of this iPhone app soon.

Be sure to check out the iButterfly site here http://www.mobileart.jp/ibutterfly_en.html

In Japan? Download the iPhone app here »

How to style Select dropdown with css only

CSS only select dropdown
I’ve been searching for a way to stylize a <select> drop down menu with only css. I’m working on a site that wont allow me to use any Javascript. My first choice would be to use jQuery but on this project the rule is, no jQuery!

I’ve come up with a solution that works in an acceptable way in styling the <select> dropdown relatively well across modern browsers. The one exception is Opera. Some more work will be needed to get this to work well in Opera as it does not like to take the background color when the dropdown is activated. For now I have simply made the text lightly gray so it will still be visible when Opera uses a white background on click.

What I have done is use a holder div that is shorter then the <select> dropdown and hides the overflow. Then I use an image of an arrow as a background. Its actually quite simple and works pretty well for my current needs. Give it a shot and see how it works for you. Any suggestions for improvement would be great, or any ideas as to how to get this to work in Opera.

There are some hacks for IE in this code. I would definitely pull them out into IE specific css files for production.

Demo of the dropdown »

In production in an ASP environment I experienced some visual issues in older Firefox and different version of IE. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Here are some screen grabs of my css only dropdown.

How to style select dropdown with css only in Firefox
Firefox
How to style select dropdown with css only in Chrome
Chrome
How to style select dropdown with css only in IE8
IE8
How to style select dropdown with css only in IE6
IE6
Safari
How to style select dropdown with css only in Safari
How to style select dropdown with css only in Opera
Opera

– CSS / HTML CODE –

<html>
<head>
<title>CSS Style &#60;Select&#62; No Javascript</title>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=iso-8859-1″>

<style>
select { border:0; color:#EEE; background:transparent;
font-size:20px; font-weight:bold; padding:2px 10px; width:378px;
*width:350px; *background:#58B14C; -webkit-appearance: none;  }

#mainselection { overflow:hidden; width:350px;
-moz-border-radius: 9px 9px 9px 9px;
-webkit-border-radius: 9px 9px 9px 9px;
border-radius: 9px 9px 9px 9px;
box-shadow: 1px 1px 11px #330033;
background: url(“arrow.gif”) no-repeat scroll 319px 5px #58B14C; }
</style>

</head>
<body>
<div id=”mainselection”>
<select>
<option>Select an Option</option>
<option>Option 1</option>
<option>Option 2</option>
</select>
</div>
</body>
</html>

– The Arrow –

Falcon Motorcycles Los Ageles

Falcon Motorcycle Los Angeles

I’ve been working on my 1976 Triumph motorcycle for a few years now but I think I may have to switch directions after seeing these bikes. These guys are really building some amazing custom rides out of the shop in LA. Check them out www.falconmotorcycles.com

Falcon Bullet Motorcycle Falcon Bullet Motorcycle Drive Side Falcon Bullet Motorcycle Seat Mount

Falcon Motorcycle has a nice image gallery here »

Beautylish Blog

Design of the Beautylish BLog

I had the pleasure of designing and coding the blog for Beautylish.com. Beautylish is a site “to discover, talk, and learn about makeup and beauty products!” The blog was used as a buzz generator before the full launch of the Beautylish site and continues to broadcast company information and makeup news.

The blog is a custom WordPress theme as well as an optimised install of WordPress for SEO. Google Beautylish and see for yourself :)

blog.beautylish.com

Naum Medovoy

I just started working on my uncle, Naum Medovoys site. There is only a place holder for now but you can get a glimpse of some of his amazing paintings.

Check out Naum Medovoys artwork »

Painting by Naum Medovoy

Qenso

Qenso

Social good with Qenso

I had the great opportunity to design and code www.Qenso.com. Qenso is a site the helps users create and sponsor socially conscious actions. It feels very gratifying to work on a site with such a great cause.

For this project I was brought in to art direct and design all the pages as well as consult on the user interaction. I also coded all the front end HTML CSS. This was a really fun project that required a lot of simplification of complex ideas for the user.

Qenso.com Home Page

www.Qenso.com

iPad Printing

Printing from the Apple iPad

My family bought me an iPad for my birthday. Its a great gift. At first I thought I would not really use it but now I find that I’ll pick up the iPad most of the time rather then opening up my MacBook when I am not doing real design work. It works perfectly for most simple tasks, especially going through my RSS feeds. The one piece that is really missing and would make the iPad much more useful to me is the ability to print to my networked printer. I’ll often grab my iPad to look up direction but since i cant print them I hit a bit of a wall. I could also love to be able to print airplane tickets an receipts from the iPad. I’m sure some one will eventually come out with the ability to print but I really hope that Apple does it so that I will be able to print from any app.

There are actually a few apps in the iTunes store that say they will allow you to print but none of them seem to offer the flexibility needed for general printing.

VegasCheap.ly

Vegascheap.ly was built on WordPress as a proof on concept. When sites like Groupon were still in there infancy I worked with a small team to create a social buying site targeted at residents of, and people traveling to Las Vegas. Using WordPress as quick prototyping tool allowed me to quickly build a fully functioning site that allowed us to sell items via Paypal. As it turns out this type of business model requires many sales associates to create a steady stream of offers. The business was not successful but the site worked beautifully and allowed the team to explore this business opportunity.

WhenDroid.com

A quick site that was build on wordpress to help Android phone users stay up to date on the latest Android operating systems available for their phones. Since Google has fragmented their OS so much it is very difficult to know when there is an update available for your phone. By filling out your email and phone model on this site a user will receive an email when there is an OS update available.

Using WordPress made this site mush easier to develop and much more scalable for the future. A special theme was created for mobile phone users.

www.WhenDroid.com

Facebook Fan Page Design

Custom Facebook Fan Page Design and Code

Custom Facebook Fan Page Design

I’ve been targeting social media a lot lately and found one of the best ways to leverage Facebook is to create a custom fan page. Facebook will let you customize many different aspects of the page with images and video. Here is a customer acquisition page created for freeglobeload.com.

Check it out http://www.facebook.com/FreeGlobeLoad

Facebook Customer Acquisition Form

A Facebook customer acquisition form is a great way to gather information about customers that find you through your Facebook page. Many companies that promote their products and services on Facebook find it difficult to keep in touch with their customers outside of Facebook. By capturing a viewers name and email with one of my custom built acquisition forms you can gather all the information you need to contact you customer base. Need help setting up a fan page. Send me an email and I can help out me@danielneumann.com

Shin Chan Cartoon

Shin Chan Manga

I Love Shin Chan

I’ve been powering my way through Shin Chan on Hulu. If you like the Family Guy or the Simpsons your going to love this. Shin-chan is a Japanese manga and anime series written by Yoshito Usui.
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WordPress3

Wordpress 3 Download

Download WordPress 3

I’ve been developing more and more complex websites using WordPress as a CMS lately. I find that building themes for WordPress is faster and easier for me then on any other CMS I have played with. WordPress 3 will take wordpress as a CMS to new levels allowing me to make more flexible layouts that my clients will really appreciate.

I’m really looking forward to the custom post types. This is going to be huge. Recently I have really been hitting a wall when it comes to handing over sites that require different template layouts for posts. I’ve played with custom fields to archive specific looks within categories but this has proven to be to complex for some clients to continue with after the hand off of their theme.

The other feature that I am looking forward to is the integration of MU. I have tried to implement other methods for MU but none of them were easy enough and most came with some limitations that simple did not make them worthwhile for my needs.

Download WordPress 3 here »

This is the nightly build version but it will give you plenty to play with while we wait for the official launch of WordPress 3.0. Hopefully it will be released May 1st.

Retrieve Specific Post Type with WordPress 3

To retrieve posts of a specific type from a WordPress database, you can use the following loop, which will get the artist post type:

<ul>
<?php global $wp_query;
$wp_query = new WP_Query("post_type=artist&post_status=publish");

while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post(); ?>
    <li>
    <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
    </li>
<?php endwhile; ?>

</ul>

How to Create a Network with WordPress 3

In WordPress 3.0, you can create a network of sites that was previously available in WordPress MU. To enable the Network menu item, you must first define multisite in the wp-config.php file.

Open up wp-config.php and add this line

define ('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

You are given the choice between subdomains or subdirectories. This means each additional site in your network will be created as a new virtual subdomain or subdirectory. you have to pick one or the other, and you cannot change this unless you reconfigure your install.

Read more here »

WordPress 3.0 Themes

I have yet to find any great themes that have been specifically optimized for WordPress 3. With all the great designers and developers out there is should not be long. Feel free to comment with a link to any awesome WP3 themes that you come across.

AMEX My Wishlist Promotion

Amex My Wishlist

This was a full flash site that allowed AMEX card members the opportunity to buy spectacular gifts at ridiculously low prices for the lucky few that clicked the “I Want It” button as soon as an item went on sale.
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AMEX Travel Auction Banners

AMEX Travel Auction Banner

While working as an art director at Digitas NY I was asked to create the animated banner campaign for the AMEX Travel Auction. I art directed and produced banners for each travel destination in the campaign as well as an overall auction banner that won the Pointroll Beanie Award.
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Google Buzz This Button

How to code a Google Buzz this Button

google-buzz

I was playing with Google’s new Buzz social sharing tool today. My first question, how to create a link that will send updates or share content from my site to other peoples Buzz feed?
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Eco Friendly Pilot Pen Refills

pilot-refil

Feeling good today. Instead of buying new pens for my office I ordered refills. Cut the price almost in half and now we aren’t throwing away all that plastic.

Here is a nice online store for Pilot G-2 pen refills. http://www.stationeryart.com/pilot-namiki-pilot-refill-05mm-black-p-647.html

Lego Matrix

I always thought that when I grew up I would spend all my money on Legos. I still may to that now that I have seen this.