Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge

Picture courtesy of +Bearman Cartoons 

So a great cartoonist friend of mine from G+ who goes by the pseudonym +Bearman Cartoons is doing another charity challenge of his this year. This challenge supports 3 different charities, and you can help him go broke (for charity!) by doing simple interactions with him on G+ and beyond. You could feature him in a comic strip of yours, do a simple caricature of him (I've done it for the past 2 years), or even just blog about the challenge like I'm doing right now. Bonus credit if you use the phrase at the end of this post.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check out that bear, man!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Initial thoughts on Polymer

For the less technically inclined, material design is a fairly new design spec from Google that will be implemented into the soon-to-be-released Android Lollipop, but is intended for devices of all form factors. There is a framework that lets you easily implement it, and it is named Polymer. I attempted to work with material design, and so far, these are my results:
It spun my head in circles, and I encountered many problems along the way (such as getting the menu button to open the drawer, element layout issues, etc.). While I will need to study the material design specs and continue to work on my sample app, I feel that Polymer (and material design in general) has a steep learning curve involved with it.