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Affino 7 Key Technologies

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A lot of technologies go into delivering Affino. These start right from the product design and architecture stage; through the project management, development and quality assurance process; and finally the delivery and day-to-day serving of Affino sites. All in all Comrz is using close to 100 different techs related to Affino.

 

There are some that we couldn’t do without, and which are the key engines that serve Affino pages to millions of users day in and day out. These are:

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Colours of the Web - Colour-dominance online

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Design Community COLOURlovers recently produced an interesting piece on ’Colours of the Web’ - reviewing logo colour preferences for the 100 leading web properties - in accordance with Alexa.

You can see that the full spectrum is fairly well covered all in all, but there is a significant dominance of blue and red, which funnily enough are the most popular brand / logo colours both offline and online. For a brand expert, there are no real surprises here - either by pattern or ...

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iPhone 4 is evolution over revolution

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Let’s start with the good news - the new iPhone 4 looks pretty gorgeous, and looks like it’s beautifully put together from superior materials and components. It has the iPad’s fast A4 processor, although this is probably being underclocked on the iPhone to save on battery life. Also, the phone has a much improved OS (iOS 4) and around 100 or so new features. That said, a lot of the ’New Features’ showcased are Apple simply catching up with much of the current ...

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Apple vs Flash vs Affino

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A lot of our customers have asked us for our stance on the whole Apple vs Flash debate, and how this might impact on Affino. Most of you will know that Affino is underpinned by Adobe’s ColdFusion and utilises Flash, Flex and Air for a number of key Affino functions - parts of the Control Centre, the Dashboards and Media Editor for example. (Flex and Air = Dynamic Flash)

 

Many of our Apple-based users are somehow of the opinion that everyone has given up on Flash and is simply ...

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The New Apple iPad - what is it good for?

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Intro

 

Steve Jobs made 3 key points at the start of his presentation:

  1. The latent potential for a device that sits midway between a Smartphone and a Laptop
  2. NOT a Netbook! - Netbooks aren’t better at anything (vs Smartphone or Laptop), they’re just essentially smaller, cheaper laptops with lower quality displays and clunkier functionality
  3. This new 3rd category of device has to be far better at handling key tasks such as:
    • Browsing the Web
    • Doing Emails
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