We’re all pretty big fans of Star Wars at Designbysoap; pretty much a prerequisite for a bunch of nerds like us. Imagine our excitement then to discover the video below, of an upcoming iPhone game called ‘Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner’, which uses the iPhone camera to allow you to play the game with any backdrop you like. I haven’t played the game yet, but put the words ‘augmented reality’ and ‘Star Wars’ together and you’ve certainly got my attention.
After a mockery of a presentation and voting ceremony in Zurich, FIFA announced to the World that dispite the best technical bid, the best presentation, the best infrastructure and the fact that we gave football to the World, England were to be denied the opportunity to host the 2018 World Cup. Instead, Russia were announced as the winners, and will host football’s biggest tournament in less than 8 years time. Suffice to say, the Designbysoap office weren’t particularly happy with the news, and in a particularly geeky but creative way,... Read The Rest →
We’re pleased to announce that Designbysoap Ltd has won another high-profile contract; providing a web design and SEO package to SEC Solutions, Worcester. The company, who supply industry-leading estimating software to companies all over the UK and internationally, are one of the most highly regarded B2B software developers in the country and boast their own roster of high-profile clients. If you’d like to hire Designbysoap for a web design, logo design or SEO campaign, you can get in touch with us via the contact form.
Mark Zuckerburg and his hugely popular Facebook are holding a press conference in San Francisco on Monday, with rumours flying around that the social media giant will be announcing the introduction of their own mail service. It has already been confirmed that the conference will be focusing on Facebook’s internal messaging system, and there is now a huge amount of speculation that they will be launching their own Gmail-esque e-mail service – giving users their own @facebook.com email address. It’s an interesting move from Facebook, if not a particularly surprising... Read The Rest →
More and more nowdays, social media is growing. With over 500 million active users on Facebook alone, and over 50% of them logging in every day, can you really afford to ingore all those potential customers? It’s true that social media suits some companies more than others, but with the amount of users any company should able to find their niche. The hard part with it is knowing where to begin, and how to approach the whole subject. Before you rush in, you need to think about what you want... Read The Rest →
Banksy, the politically-driven graffiti artist behind some extremely famous public works in the United Kingdom, was recently invited to direct an opening sequence of The Simpsons. The resulting animation is strangely depressing and appears to be a dig at 20th Century Fox, their motivations and their effect on society. It’s funny though. Rather than trying to describe the surreal sequence, here it is in all it’s glory:
Google has been doodling with their logos since way back in 1998. The first one was designed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page (inventors of PageRank), to inform users they would be away at Burning Man in case the servers went down. Since then it has become a bit of a Google tradition, with the doodles designed by Dennis Hwang since 2000. As well as being created for the birthdays of noted writers, musicians, artisits and scientists, Google also use them to mark big events within the company. The latest... Read The Rest →
Google Streetview, the GoogleMaps service that allows you to view continuous panoramas of street level activity, has been working on the range of their mapping recently. Since the launch in early 2007, the fleet of streetview vehicles have driven hundreds of thousands of miles to record roads around the world, but this latest update means you can now enjoy browsing around all seven continents. Brazil, Ireland and most interestingly Antarctica are all included in the update, so you can now cruise the beach at Copacabana, find the home of Guinness... Read The Rest →
As you’re reading this on a computer, the chances are that there are several near you right now. The USB (or universal serial bus) is a standardised method of connecting devices developed in the mid 1990′s to replace all the different types of serial and paralell ports, and has been one of the most widely used formats with a estimated 6bn plus USB products sold to date. However, as storage media becomes ever larger and cheaper, USB 2.0 can sometimes feel pretty slow, especially if you are transferring gigabites of... Read The Rest →
I came across another excellent infographic author recently, freelance designer Jess Bachman. Jess creates complex and often HUGE infographics designed as wall charts, and has recurring annual projects such as mapping the American budget (called ‘Death and Taxes’!), and has even dabbled in video visualisations. Her latest project sees her focus turned towards Google. To date, this is the second Google-based infographic she has produced (you can see the other on her website), and we think they’re just fantastic, as well as really interesting. Must be viewed large for the... Read The Rest →