I am not scared of the dark!

New screen Dark

We have made 2 changes to our iPad app I am not scared! First, it is now no longer called ‘Scared!’, but ‘I am not scared!’ instead. Much more postive approach, we thought. ‘I am not scared!’ gives children and parents or teachers the opportunity to talk about their fears. And children who are able to talk are much more likely to overcome their fears. Hence the new title.

We have also added a new screen: Dark. Being scared of the dark is one of the most common fears among children. That is why ‘I am not scared!’ now features a great drawing of a big and scary dark. If you know which buttons to push, the dark will gradually lift and reveal what was there all along…

‘Mobile first’ for Trudy Heemskerk Coaching & Training

The first responsive website created bij Oddz is now live: www.trudyheemskerk.nl. The site should provide an optimal user experience on a wide range of devices, from desktop computer monitors and tablets to mobile phones. The underlying principle in this project has been ‘mobile first’ and ‘progressive enhancement’, creating a basic website optimised for low resolution devices and enhancing it for tablet and desktop monitor.

PC sales are expected to be lower than ever before in 2013 with smartphones and tablets selling in record numbers. Tablet sales alone are predicted to exceed 100 million. This makes it absolutely vital to consider how a website will look when viewed on these devices so for web designers there has never been a better time to focus on this area of web design.

Singing and flesh-eating plants in Hortus Botanicus

Flesh-eating plant horror in Hortus Botanicus

Great shows and installations in the Hortus Botanicus during Amsterdam Museum night. My favourite: the tent with the scary-looking flesh-eating plants (photo). And of course the Flora Sonora show by Robin Noorda and Susanne Ohmann, both belonging to artists’ collective Tropism. Star of the show: a singing plant on a crystal pedastal…

This and much more will also be on show during the special Tropism exhibition in the Hortus Botanicus in the summer of 2013. If you can’t wait that long, take a look at the accompanying iPad catalogue, full of incredible artwork and video, and pieces of interesting background information: tropism 12