Welcome to the new Randa’s world

Thursday, December 31, 2009 6 Comments A+ a-

Hello and welcome !


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I missed blogging and specially designing which I stopped doing from last summer because of the problems I had, God bless us. However, I’ve made some decisions,of course with God’s will, that I’ll blog much more and make more educational videos and I started doing those things this week because I’m in vacation and it’s better to do good things in it than staying and sleeping all day ;) .


I redesigned my website keeping the main structure and just changing the colors and the header :) . I also played a bit with the theme’s CSS for future changes,maybe.


This might be weird, but changing the theme, opening Photoshop again since more than 9 months to really design and not just to edit some pictures is the best feeling I’ve ever had !!!


So, I designed a new header, new picture, new background for my PC and the one which is in the top of this article and I’m so proud of the results. Just to let you know, I’ve made everything by myself  in those designs except for the girl in the picture, the desktop wall and the design up here ( I don’t know how to draw like this in Photoshop :( but I want to learn it :) ) .


Finally, I hope in the year, a more healthier, peaceful life with our loved ones. I also wish to learn a lot more about designing and CSS which are my life !


And of course, to not let you down here's a MeToday video :D :











Take Care,


Randa

Nokia Messaging for Social Networks : 1st impression

Thursday, December 17, 2009 7 Comments A+ a-

Hello !!!!

So, this is a 1st look interview of the New 2nd beta release of Nokia Messaging for Social Networks.

The description from their labs page is :

Warm up your Twitter fingers, the latest Nokia Messaging* for social networks beta has now added support for Twitter, making tweeting even more convenient from the homescreen of your Nokia handset.

Back in September 2009, we introduced the first iteration of the social networking beta that let people view, post, and comment on messages, share their location and status while keeping up with their Facebook friends right from their Nokia handsets. This was only the start. The majority of the feedback given by beta testers was to add support for other social networking communities (Twitter, done! More to come!) Testers also asked for enhancements to the Facebook functionality. We took your advice and have added these new features:

  • Upload pictures and videos
  • Events: View upcoming events, birthdays and import to device calendar
  • Search friends
  • Click-to-call / click-to-SMS / click-to-FB Email

We invite you to download and test drive this social networking client from Nokia Beta Labs. This is an early preview, currently available on the Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, and the Nokia X6 devices. We will support more devices in the future. We also invite you to visit http://messaging.nokia.com to see what’s available for your device from Nokia Messaging.

The description I would’ve give it is a short one:

It’s a very nice and simple to use application that lets you keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. It’s full featured, it lets you upload photos, videos and even add Facebook events to your calendar (on the phone).

Before I go any further, I run this application on my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

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Twitter

Well, I took some pictures and under each one you’ll find my opinion :

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This is the main interface after adding your account at Twitter. It’s simple and very easy to use. It has all the features you need and it feels so smooth when using either your finger or the stylus.  I got totally no complains about it :).

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This is the same interface just in landscape mode. So cool to use it specially with the full qwerty keyboard. I adore it :D !!!!

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When you click on “What’s happening?” in the main screen, you go to here, from here as you can see, you can post your status, add preloaded quick texts, add your location using Ovi Maps and even shorten links :). Just awesome !

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Facebook

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It’s basically the same page when you’re in Twitter, just as you can notice different color and icons.

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When I clicked on the last icon on the right which has a number 1 on it, It brought me to this. You can from here accept requests and answer the invitations. When you click on the invitation you get a screen of its description and to RSVP in addition to that an option to add it to your own calendar on your phone :). Pretty handy.

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I pretty much covered it all :) and I’ll update this post in time while knowing the app more and more.

Finally this app works on these phones :

Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, and the Nokia X6 devices  and performs much better if you are running the latest firmware on your device.

Hope I helped you and let me know what you think in the comments ^_^

Take Care

<3

Randa