Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New iPhone Website

After noticing a lot of clicks to my site from iPhones, I finally got around to making a dedicated iPhone-optimized site. It's been cold and rainy here in San Francisco, so today was the day. Fortunately, tomorrow I'm going to the only place in the US that isn't blue on a weather map, South Florida.

My site still reroutes people without Flash to an HTML site (still not quite finished yet), but now I've sent the iPhone people to this page. It's definitely not the best way to view my portfolio, but better than the alternative on an iPhone.

I couldn't find too many examples of photographer's websites optimized for the iPhone, but I think it's way better than any HTML design I could've come up with because it functions like your iPod.

If you're reading this blog, you are a fairly early adopter and may very well have an iPhone of your own. I'd love your opinion on it. Just go to my site, www.sugrue.com, on your iPhone and you'll see it. If you're reading this in a reader, you'll have to manually type in the address on your phone otherwise you'll get "Install Flash" bounce page.

You can e-mail me right from the site.

I did the best I could, but some suggestions would greatly help, so I still consider it a work in progress. Of course, it will work a little faster in WiFi than the EDGE Network, but have at it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Easy Copyright Registration

It's been awhile since I last posted, but this seems like a great reason to. Dan Heller has a great idea that might help curb gross copyright violations (primarily by big companies) and make it easier to register your work. I'm sure someone could find a problem with it, but it sounds like a great start to me.

His idea would primarily affect those who might not have otherwise considered registering their work (ie. Flickr photos), but would ultimately make it much more difficult to get away with stealing photos off the internet.

Read it here.