Instagram Free App for iPhone, and Soon Android

December 25, 2011

By Janet Dodrill

Instagram, www.instagr.am, is a free iPhone app (powered by Tumblr photo sharing service) with increasing popularity and a recent version 2.0 rollout. It allows you to turn your smartphone photos into visually appealing chromatic-like color-altered images through the use of live filters, instant tilt-shift and high resolution abilities.

According to Mashable Tech, it was announced this month that they are developing an Instagram Android (smartphone operating system) app. See Mashable’s “Meet the Top 15 Photographers on Instagram [PICS]“.

Instagram's blog archive

Instagram's blog archive

Their web site offers a link to the free iPhone app download. Instagram’s robust blog offers weekly featured “Instagrammers” (photographers), tips, InstaMeets links on Meetup.com (there are currently 745 Instagram communities with 3 in the Cleveland area), social media links to Instagram on Facebook where you can see hundreds of images, and Instagram on Twitter, who I follow are receive notices of news and featured image postings.

Twitter giants, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, are avid Instagram users, with Jack posting random travelscapes like in “Found object“, and Biz enjoying his new baby son subject like in “He has my eyes“.

I am a fan even though I am awaiting the Android release to use it myself. Once on Instagram’s blog page, click on the clock icon to see the archive and spend some time acquainting yourself with the interviews, evolving news, user tips, and featured images by its established fan base.

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Recommended Free WordPress Themes

February 27, 2011

By Janet Dodrill

retro mac os theme system 6 wordpress blog template

Retro MacOS Theme

Recently, I’ve been working with free WordPress themes in order to build a custom artist web site, and have some success using Gigantic by Leon Paternoster and Manifest by Jim Barraud.

A fun one I stumbled across is Retro MacOS Theme, Stuart Brown’s first attempt in building a custom WordPress theme, which resembles a monochrome Mac with System 6 interface. View the Retro MacOS preview, and download it free.

I am thinking of installing it onto a section of my web site.


Blog Blog Blog – Archive 1

June 30, 2009

By Janet Dodrill

In an effort to consolidate my blog posts across multiple blog sites, I have decided to make WordPress my blog of choice. Past posts on my other blog site at janetdodrill.blog.com will remain. Here is a list of the posts you can find there:

Twitter’s ‘#followfriday’ Following
6/18/09

Have You Ever Been Asked to Write a Press Release?
5/20/09

Urban Dictionary
4/21/09

Tutorial Web Sites for Graphic Designers and Web Designers
3/3/09

Fun Obama Poster Style Icon-Maker
1/20/09

How to Create a Panoramic Image in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Janet Dodrill’s Holiday Card 2008
12/10/08

Also, please check out my past blog posts for Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), and check back periodically, at blog.cdpug.org:

The Rise of Cleveland Tech Events
6/24/09

Ning and Bebo Among Fastest Growing Social Media Sites
4/30/09

Educational Online Tutorials and Podcasts
3/18/09


Recent Favorite Links:

January 1, 2009

By Janet Dodrill

Online Utilities for Graphic Designers
and/or Web Designers:

Louder MP3s

Alter raster images online

Convert bitmap images to vector images

Securely share files that are too big to e-mail for FREE!

Improve your site’s visibility in Google search results

Gifts:

Get an awesome ‘Friends’ TwitterMug

Video:

Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites – all for free, anytime in the U.S.

Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge

A little ditty about dead magazines

Articles and Blogs:

24 ways to impress your friends/24 ways is the advent calendar for web geeks

49 Great Website Designs Using Hand Drawn Elements

A – Z of Web Design

Cool Stuff:

Photo Viewer By Flickr

1. Type note here.
2. Set as homepage.
3. Get to work!

2008 Twitter Tree

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008