Book Notes: The Power of Why

start with why

I simply cannot say enough how much I love this book. I read it three times and listened to its audio version at least twice. Lots of inspiring and exciting stories. Most importantly,  it reminds me to keep the root causes of my actions in mind – not just what to do or how to do something, but also why I do what I do.

Native, HTML5, Responsive, or Mobile Site?

I got to read an excellent article from David Thompson comparing four popular strategies if your want to go mobile: native app, HTML 5 (with native wrapper), responsive web design and mobile site. I’ll explain a little more if you are not sure about these concepts.

5 Ways to Find Latest Updates of Your Favorite Topics

Do you feel overwhelmed by information sometimes? I do. It’s so hard to stay with the latest news of my favorite topics, but I figured out 5 great ways to get them: Google Alerts, subscribing email newsletters, RSS, checking websites/social networks and search. Hopefully they can be useful to you, too.

Paper by FiftyThree

Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on the new iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and instantly share them across the web. Download “Paper by FiftyThree” from the App Store.

Skeuomorphic vs. Flat Design

skeuomorphic vs flat design

I came across this excellent article about Apple’s highly textured and ornamented design (so-called “Skeuomorphic”) and Windows 8’s flat design. Apple tries to simulate real world objects and textures in its apps, such as iBook, Calendar, Notes; and in contrast, Microsoft tends to make interfaces look more flat and digital by removing every bit of adornment from its latest UI.


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