Greetings! The Rural Design Collective has been busy getting our final revision of the code ready for production. We have been doing a great deal of work testing the user interface on the XO and on the web, streamlining the HTML, commenting our code, and debugging our various libraries (and it even validates using [...]
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Levi’s illustrative talents go far beyond the icons you see here – but it takes an amazing amount of creative discipline to develop simple graphics with a distinctive personality. These are created in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom tablet and pen, which preserves the hand-drawn quality. Our hat is off to Levi!
Greetings! It is Saturday, [...]
This week, we started defining the toolkit for our user interface. Scotty and Steven are working on the technical details of gathering the necessary metadata. We ran through a few quick flow tests on the XO, and there are some intermediary steps to the process of transferring the book from the USB stick to the [...]
The RDC created these bookmarks for our 2007 BookMobile Tour. Design by Levi Thompson
Greetings! We had a great #rdc2009 Hacker Wednesday – we successfully downloaded our target collection of books in DjVu format, and took a close look at the current state-of-the-art in bundle creation and content collections at http://wiki.laptop.org/. We realize that what we [...]
Greetings! It is #rdc2009 Hacker Wednesday, and this week we are exploring what formats are ideal to deliver public domain childrens books to the XO. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, storage is an issue on these little green laptops – so every bit counts. XO Generation 1.5 promises increased storage, but we [...]