January 8th, 2009
There are 3 subtle changes that have been made to the Keynote icon in iWork ’09. I thought for the sake of, oh I don’t know, fun? that I’d point them out here in a side-by-side comparison. If you find any other differences between these two icons, feel free to share them.
- The entire icon, particularly the lectern’s wood grain, has a slightly darker appearance.
- The date on the speech notes has changed to “Q1 2009″, obviously.
- Although very subtle, the clarity of the paragraph text, has been increased.
The compression of the JPG Â graphic above doesn’t make it very easy to see these subtle differences. But, you can easily see these differences yourself when you download and install iWork ’09 since the new version installs into a new directory leaving the old applications intact.
June 10th, 2008
Back to back links to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball? Â The way I figure it, I owe him a few thousand links to make up for his one link to my site.
Recently, and I’m not sure exactly when, John updated the logo graphic on his site. Something he doesn’t do all that often. This time John shows his loyalty to the Boston Celtics by saying “Beat L.A.”. Â Something he doesn’t do all that often either.
When the Celtics won the Eastern Conference Finals they, nearly immediately, began chanting “Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!” and so now even the crowd gets into it at home games during the NBA Finals.
Doing a search of his site for Celtics only turns up a few mentions of the Boston-based team.
- In a quote about NBA Historical Footage – December 10, 2005
- When Red Auerbach, a man I met once, died. – October 29, 2006
I’m not sure that John is a Celtics fan full time, or even a basketball fan in general, or if he just doesn’t like the Los Angeles Lakers enough to chant through his logo. Â Maybe he’ll write about it some day.