Thank You, Steve

Its not often that we say someone has truly changed the world. That's certainly the case with Steve Jobs. I know I've been greatly impacted for the better because of his philosophy, inventions and influence in the world of web design. Long ago, he started changing the way people think about design and putting the proper importance on form in relation to function. I know I couldn't be doing what I'm doing today without him blazing a trail while I was still in elementary school. This is my favorite quote from Steve Jobs. It completely describes and even validates what I do. Thank you, Steve.

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."— Steve Jobs

My Top 5 iPhone Apps

I've had my iPhone for almost a year and have downloaded countless apps for it since then. However, there are a few "must have" apps that I would be hard-pressed to live without.

twitterrific Twitterrific. Loads of great features, easy to use. No complaints at all. I love this app.

ESPNESPN. I can't remember if this is a downloadable app or just an iPhone-optimized website, but either way its the app I use the most, no question. If you're into sports and you don't have this on your iPhone, get it now!

ESPN ScorecenterESPN Scorecenter. What can I say? I'm a sports information junkie!

Byline Byline. Excellent app for reading RSS feeds subscribed to from your Google Reader account. Simple, but elegant.

Super Dial Super Dial. One-touch dialing for the numbers you call most.


I use every one of these apps every single day. Without them my iPhone experience would be somewhat unfulfilled.

It goes without saying (I hope) that these "can't live without 'em" apps are in addition to the ones that come with the phone, like Maps, Safari, Phone, Camera, Mail, Calendar, etc.

What about you? Any apps I should consider adding to my "must have" list? Do tell.

iPhone Scrunge Wallpaper Set

While working on a project recently, I created a background pattern that I really liked. I liked it so much I made it a full-sized desktop background for my iMac and my Macbook Pro. Scrunge Wallpaper Set

I also really wanted to put it on my iPhone, so I modified it just a bit and created a handful of color variations that can be used as iPhone wallpapers. I've packaged them together and offer them here for you - a free download.


(btw: Scrunge = scroll + grunge. Just in case you were wondering.)

What's On Your iPhone?

I've been the proud owner of one of the new Apple 3G iPhone's for the past couple of months and couldn't be happier with it. After a couple months of everday use, I've pretty much settled into a comfortable state and have everything set up the way I like. I've downloaded a few apps and established a few Home Screen favorites. I figured I would take a moment to document the current state of my iPhone.

Screenshot of my iPhone Home Screen

I employ a 3-page Home Screen set up. First page contains apps I use and access frequently, like iCal, ESPN, CNN and Twitterific among others. Second page is for lesser used apps and accessories such as Weather, the App Store and Calculator. The third page is reserved for games only. I have a handful of free games I keep on there - you know, for the kids.

What apps are you using? How have you organized your iPhone? Feel free to post your own images or links to same in the comments.