Safari on Windows

Apple announced a Windows version of their web browser, Safari beta version 3. Apple continues to blur the line between “PC” and “Mac”, giving those that prefer or are required to use PCs an option to experience Apple software. Safari has only about 5% of the browser market, but with Safari on Windows that share […]

Making of a Web App: Choose a Font

Making of a Web App is Synap Software’s step-by-step look at designing and developing a web app. This is the eight article in the series. In this article we get a little bit ahead of ourselves and talk about choosing fonts. Key points: Fonts reinforce an application’s personality. Fonts reinforce the attributes of an application. […]

How to Choose Colors

Blue Blue means stability and history. Blue means everything is ok. Think of terms like “blue chip”, “blue blood”, “blue shield”, police cars, and what color is the first place ribon – blue! (I’m not sure about “code blue”…let’s forget about that one for a moment.) Green Green means action and growth. Something expected happened […]


”The notion of drawing as the core skill within Fine Art has been the subject of a challenging and contentious debate within recent years in education. The commercial galleries have never promoted drawing as a significant activity, and sometimes artists themselves have contributed to the mystification of the subject, collaborating with markets and the media […]

Making of a Web App: Set Expectations

This is the fourth entry in the Making of a Web App series. Key points are: Use user profiles to reinforce understanding of the single activity release 1.0 is meant to support. Maintain focus and set expectations by distinguishing the activity the app supports from another closely-related, yet different, activity. Ask a Project Manager about […]