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Some may have noticed that the latest tip in the blog has been posted by Jim, alias MacGizmo. An old friend of mine from Phoenix, Arizona. He's extremely well informed and experienced graphic designer. He also used to work for a Mac magazine as a journalist. He was kind enough to agree to join me in the efforts to enchance the CB blog, so you should be reading his tips from now on as well.
Many readers suggested to set up a CreativeBits Forum. Hope you will like it and find it useful. Registration takes only few seconds and you don't even need to activate it through your email, you get instant access for all the features.
Thank you for your good habit of coming to CreativeBits! I have received some very positive feedback on my blog and it inspires me tremendously.
I would like to share some stats with you. I was positively surprised to see that CreativeBits receives a daily average of 1000 visitors. 69% are Mac users and 29% percent are Windows. 59% of the users surfing with Safari, IE6: 21%, Netscape 5: 13%, IE5: 4% and Opera 7 gets less then 1%. 30% of the users are on 1024x768 resolution, 1280x1024 gets 20% and 1280x854 is 11%. Here is a chart of the timezones:
After much consideration of your kind opinions about the layout of this web site, I decided to change very little for now. It's a known fact that PC monitors are a bit darker than Mac monitors, and some Windows users complained that the contrast of the type is too small on the dark gray background, however at least as many readers complimented on it, because it's easier on the eyes. I added the checkered stripes that compliment the theme of bits (pixels) and reminds me of Formula 1 decoration to emphasize that CreativeBits is all about speed and efficiency.
I started this blog because I wanted to share those interesting and sometimes useful bits and pieces of information that I find out about Mac OS X and the different graphic software that I use as an art director.
From time to time I would also like to showcase some of my artwork and hopefully receive comments, so that I can learn from from you, the reader.