Papa’s got a brand new style

So I finally got some time to play around with the blog, update WP and so on. I’m now running the latest WP and Elemin, a beautifully crafted CSS3/HTML5 theme from Themify (many thanks to Nick for all the support). I think what I like best about this theme is the mobile device/fluid resolution design. Try making your browser window smaller or browsing on an iPad/iPhone, why isn’t this a standard across the web?

Elemin has great sense of typography, good white space balance, and minimal graphics. It is a piece of art crafted with modern technology — Google font, CSS3, Javascript and HTML5. WordPress post formats was incorporated which allows you to write about various post types such as photo, gallery, video, quote, etc. (very much like Tumblr). The design is completely fluid and responive. This means the layout automatically adapts based on the user’s viewport. The layout never breaks no matter of what screen resolution it is being viewed on. It works on all desktop and most mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. To see this in action, visit our demo site and resize your browser window or check it with a mobile phone.

I’ve also taken the time to update the lifestream – it’s now cleaned up and has Kivasupport, yay! There’s also support for comments now on lifestream posts, so that might be worth checking out as I normally share more across the web than I do here on the blog (e.g. my shared items in reader). I’ve taken on a monster-project to finally backup all of my images on Flickr, I expect to be done by 2015 or so.

Cheerio

Word of Mouth and the Internet

A study conducted by Google and KellerFay Group to understand the impact internet has on the word of mouth effect. Top finding: Google is the #1 spark of word of mouth conversations and directly informs 146 million brand conversations a day.

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iOS 5

Unreal. Me want. Now.

Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris passes 300 million views on YouTube

About two years ago I wrote a brief report that Avril Lavigne’s music video for her track “Girlfriend” had passed 100 million views on YouTube. Today marks another achievement, however today it’s for Justin Drew Bieber, the Canadian singer (age 16 by the way) who started his career by posting videos on YouTube. Justin Bieber’s song named “Baby” ft. Ludacris passed 300 million views earlier today. Number two on the most viewed of all times list is Lady Gaga with Bad Romance, being outnumbered by 33 million views.

Not only has Justin Bieber passed 300 million views, the video has only been on YouTube for 6 months compared to 9 months for Gaga. Just amazing.

Here’s the complete top 10 live.