The Squibbleworld Mobile website is now live!
If you are browsing the web on your mobile device and head to http://www.squibble.org, your browser will now automatically re-direct you to a mobile version of the Squibbleworld blog for news and updates!
The service I used to create the mobile site is Mobify.me. I have been meaning to try this service for a while. According to Sitepoint, 2011 is the year of mobile so I decided to give it a go! I am very pleased with the results, and will expand the mobile version of Squibbleworld bit by bit.
I have had a few people ask me about Paper.li recently, so I thought I would briefly explain how and why I use the service.
In short, Paper.li works with your Twitter or Facebook account, and allows you and anyone else to read Twitter and Facebook as a daily newspaper. The service is a little bit like a scaled down web version of the iPad app called ‘Flipboard‘. You set up your virtual news webpage, and Paper.li pulls the most popular links to articles, images and videos that have been tweeted by your followers during the course of the last twenty-four hours. I find it useful to check my paper.li site at the end of the day in case there are any interesting articles that I have missed while I have been working.
Things to note:
Paper.li will work best if most of your followers are tweeting about a similar topic. In that case, what you end up with is a digest of the most useful and popular articles on that topic. This also makes the virtual paper more attractive for subscribers.
To get a better idea of how Paper.li works, visit The Squibbles Quibbles Daily.
The highlight of my week was taking part in the Sketchoholic Skelanimals competition. The contest was judged by Mitchell Bernal, and I had a lot of fun with my entry which was based on Alice and Wonderland.
Mitchell Bernal’s talk about his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation and how he dealt with an injury that threatened his career as a Layout Supervisor & Visual Development Artist was quite inspiring. Mitchell Bernal has worked on some of my favourite Disney movies, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Fantasia 2000. It was an amazing opportunity for the viewers of the Ustream live webcast to hear him speak for nearly an hour and a half about his work at Disney and his current projects. This included a discussion about the design process of the Skelanimals toy range.
I will be moving the SketchbookSundays blog from its current home at tumblr.com to Squibbleworld simply because it would be easier to maintain. I will start posting the weekly tasks here on the blog, everything else will remain the same! I will be posting the tasks starting from this Sunday right here, and will tweet the link as usual. Reply in the comments with a link to your sketch when it’s done if you feel like sharing your work!