From Mac World:

Apple made its professional music creation applications, Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2 (Mac App Store links), available on the Mac App Store on Thursday, making these the last of Apple’s major pro applications to appear at Apple’s direct-download emporium.

John Gruber comments on the new Twitter app, for iPhone, Android and the web. I’ve never been a user of the official twitter app (or Tweetie) but I think this quote sums up the transition that twitter is going through. It’s very possible that those of us who has loved twitter for a long time will likely love it less and less as time goes by.

The Twitter service I signed up for is one where people tweet 140-character posts, you follow those people whose tweets you tend to enjoy, and that’s it. The Twitter service this new UI presents is about a whole lot more — mass-market spoonfed “trending topics” and sponsored content. It’s trying to make Twitter work for people who don’t see the appeal of what Twitter was supposed to be. It all makes sense if you think of the label under the “#” tab as reading “Dickbar” instead of “Discover”.

I’ve been using Coda as my primary editor for coding for over a year and liked it very much. However a few of the keyboard shortcuts has not worked for me. I’ve suspected that it is since I’m using a swedish Apple keyboard an a lot of the shortcuts uses keys that have a totally different position on it compared to an american keyboard. It seems this can be fixed easily by changing some OS X-wide shortcuts.

Illustrator Dave DeVries has explored the idea of what the result would be if he used children’s paintings as base for paintings. The result is pure awesomeness.

It began at the Jersey Shore in 1998, where my niece Jessica often filled my sketchbook with doodles. While I stared at them, I wondered if color, texture and shading could be applied for a 3D effect. As a painter, I made cartoons look three dimensional every day for the likes of Marvel and DC comics, so why couldn’t I apply those same techniques to a kid’s drawing? That was it… no research, no years of toil, just the curiosity of seeing Jessica’s drawings come to life.

The projects site seems to be down at the moment, so this link post links to Elezea.com, the blog where I found out about this.

Via David Paulsson and Björn Persson on twitter.

Once again I made some incremental changes to the look of this blog. I’m really not a designer but I will keep pushing those pixels and tweaking the colors, probably for as long as the blog will live. This time I’ve changed the background color slightly, switched the default font and changed the basic font size. Hopefully this will increase the readability on Windows (that totally butched my old font).

Christmas is just a few weeks away. This means all kinds of advent calendars one of which is one of the best things about december; 24 Ways. It is, in their own words

the advent calendar for web geeks. Each day throughout December we publish a daily dose of web design and development goodness to bring you all a little Christmas cheer.

(My emphasize.)

So what are you waiting for? Visit 24ways.org or add http://feeds.feedburner.com/24ways to you RSS reader right now.

This is a good (although old) article on CSS Transitions. Especially the following caught my attention:

You can even add an event listener to detect when the transition has finished:

I haven’t read anything about this in any of the other bazillion articles about CSS transitions that is out on the web. Sound interesting to me.