Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Its March, its F1 time

Its March 2007 and we will be witnessing two major sporting events kicking off this month: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and the F1 2007 season.

Just a couple of quick thoughts though:
  • Is this the biggest cricketing world cup yet??? I'd rather say that it is definitely the Longest. 16 teams and one is rest assured that the first half of the event is going to be booring.

  • Will F1 be the same again without Schumi? They might say it will get more competitive but as our Mr. Siddhu would have said, "F1 without Schumi is like giving Kiss without a Squeeze."

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Virb Invites


Just received an invite for Virb. Thanks to Nogg3r5.

If you're interested in trying it out, leave a comment here :).

Cheers
Anand


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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

LiveMint : A Minty Approach

Okay, its been really really long since I last posted here and I'll have to say its been very boring and exhausting. Slaving away to barely meet the deadlines was pretty much the norm all this while and its only now that I have some time to pay attention to this much neglected weblog.

I recently looked at LiveMint, India's newest financial daily- for the "new, young readers and members of the Internet generation" and will have to say that it's got a splendid design at least for the online edition that I've seen so far.


The design for both the online and print editions was done by was done Garcia Media. On the approach to the design of LiveMint, Mario Garcia writes:
1. It should be colorful, like India itself.

2. Ideally it should be in a small format ---we did versions of broadsheet and Berliner, and opted for the smaller, easier to handle format.

3. It must have perfect fusion with the online product. And, in fact, I recommended from the start that this product should appear FIRST as an online newspaper, and then two weeks later on print. That is the way it will be. This newspaper is born as an online product.

4. There should be substance, but also quick reads.

5. Navigation should be paramount.

Very slick, very neat when compared to the some of the other biz papers we have. Now only, if they could put a small orange icon next to the Link for numerous RSS feeds they have, it would have saved me a whole lot of time looking for it. And btw, didnt we all think that we no more used partial feeds these days?