Month: April 2008

  • Bullfrog 1.2.1

    Bullfrog 1.2.1 is available. This update fixes a crash on Leopard and improves the sound quality of some of the sound effects. Use “Check for Updates” or download the new version directly. I’ve also added a new screen cast of the Bullfrog game play to the Bullfrog product page. Release Notes New: Higher quality ambient…

  • LicenseKeeper 1.3.4

    LicenseKeeper 1.3.4 is a small update to take care of a few minor issues. Use the Check for Updates… menu item to upgrade or download the latest version directly. Release Notes New: Added new Serial Scanner formats. Fixed: Delete Attachment menu item disabled for all non-email attachments. Fixed: Serial Scanner false positives.

  • Resolution Independent Buttons

    Sean Patrick O’Brien shares his approach and sample code for creating attractive resolution independent controls in Cocoa. I, like most developers, love shiny new user interfaces. Rounded corners, gradients, drop shadows, custom drawing — all of these things make me smile. Sean takes us through his steps for prototyping his controls in Photoshop to get…

  • User Interface Design

    Exciting things are happening at the Outer Level development labs (my desk) these days. With the recent releases of Apple’s two latest platforms, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and the iPhone SDK, I’ve been very busy learning the latest development tools and working with the newest APIs. Things are happening very fast in the technology…