2006

  1. Finally, I'm person of the year 2006 ;)

    Edit

    This person of the year 2006 issue of the time magazine— the largest one ever printed— has a nice cover with an reflective Mylar on it. It somehow pretends that we are not entering another bubble? Anyway, this question is just rhetorical and time will tell or at least google stock quote ;)

    This issue of time magazine is a great christmas gift for everyone in the new digital democracy. But still, I prefer the person of the year mirror in The Big Lebowski.

    Has anyone an idea where to get this mirror?

    Merry Christmas and wonderful holidays from Wollzelle!

  2. RHCP live in Vienna

    Edit

    Yesterday the best band of the world played live here in vienna! Besides great songs like Snow, BSSM or Can’t Stop they also played some “real stuff” ;) like Sir Psycho Sexy and They’re Red Hot (If you know the RHCP just from listening Ö3 you probably never heard this songs;) )

    Here’s the Setlist (i also made an iTunes iMix):

    1. Can’t Stop
    2. Dani California
    3. Otherside
    4. Charlie
    5. Havana Affairs (Ramones)
    6. Desecration Smile
    7. Throw Away Your Television
    8. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    9. Snow
    10. How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens)
    11. Tell Me Baby
    12. Stadium Arcadium
    13. Right On Time
    14. C’mon Girl
    15. Nevermind
    16. Californication
    17. By The Way
    18. Under The Bridge
    19. Sir Psycho Sexy
    20. They’re Red Hot
  3. "low battery"

    Edit

    It’s time to fill up our batteries so we take a break from December 13 to December 28.

  4. typestorming transfer done!

    Edit

    We’ve finished updating our blog to the latest version of mephisto, a great blogging app by Rick Olson.

    Regardless of the hiccups you might have noticed (sorry for that!), the comments are now back again.

  5. design, coffee and statistics

    Edit

    It’s now almost exactly a year since we moved to our new office— and bought our shiny new coffee machine. We think it speaks for itself…

  6. pimp the office

    Edit

    Our CD Christina found a great art-print a view weeks ago. We all love it! It describes exactly our doing-crazy-stuff-still-beautifully-executed approach ;). Now it arrived and we had a lot of fun putting it up without any equipment.

    Investigating…
    Our self-made water-level
  7. Fluxiom review in Page magazine

    Edit

    Page a professional magazine for creative media design, publishing and trends, reviewed our webservice Fluxiom in their current issue. Page is a leading design and publishing magazine in the german-speaking area.

    “In addition to the smart features Fluxiom scores with an intuitive interface […] in practice Fluxiom helps to avoid cramped mailboxes […] and messenger services costs”—Page Magazine 11/2006 (p.64f)

    It will be interesting if this has any effect on the geographical distribution of our customers. Right now only eight percent of our users are from german speaking countries (as of the October 1, 2006). In general over 80 percent of our customers are outside the EU.

    Download the Fluxiom review – PDF, 701 KB

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  8. 30 years of apple, exhibition and talks

    Edit

    At the exhibition Form C:\ to double-click (30 years of Apple) at the Austrian Museum for Social and Economic Affairs in Vienna I will give a talk about “Designing an Application” with insight in the design process of fluxiom and what we’ve learned…

    The event is hosted by tools at work and also includes talks from Martin Kahr and Wolfgang Ante. The exhibition also shows various historic Apple models including a working NeXT machine. So don’t miss it!

    Where:
    Austrian Museum for Social and Economic Affairs
    1050 Vienna, Vogelsanggasse 36
    When: October 4, 6pm — be sure to register (admission free!)

    Update 10/09/06

    See more images from the event and some historic Apple models at www.toolsatwork.com.

  9. Finally, decent fast food

    Edit

    Vienna is known for coffee. And nice Wiener Schnitzels. But fast-food wise it’s really, really boring and dull. You get the usual american chains with their bland food, tasteless “weckerls” in the supermarket and you have the Würstelstände (which are perfect for late night after-drinking food intake, but you don’t want this during the day).

    Well, not anymore. Enter Lena & Laurenz which borrows from the concepts of british sandwich chains. Take delicious and fresh hearty sandwiches, combine them with the best juices around and also have salads and soups ready. Add the best-ever coffee for the Viennese touch. Perfect.

  10. Wollzelle “low battery”

    Edit

    We need a short break— so we are on leave till August 16. We’ll fill up our batteries to come back with fresh creative thoughts and ideas…

  11. Welcome to typestorming

    Edit

    Our new blog is online! We just made a few changes on the wollzelle website and shifted the news section to our new blog.

    We hope you enjoy it and of course grab the rss feed to stay tuned.

    For those of you interested in a little “behind-the-scenes” glimpse, here’s what happened after the first draft of the layout was complete, with the Illustrator file not saved until to this point (of course):

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  12. Fluxiom nominated

    Edit

    Our digital asset management web service Fluxiom is nominated for the austrian “Multimedia and e-business Staatspreis 2006”. Head over to www.multimedia-staatspreis.at to see all nominees. The secret who the winner will be is disclosed on September 19, at the gala night.

    Update 9/19/06

    Fluxiom received a Jury mention in the category “Geschäftsverkehr und Handel” (btw the only one in this category).

    More information (german):

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  13. Today marks the first birthday of script.aculo.us, which was launched on June 22, 2005.

    Since it’s humble beginnings as an effects add-on to Prototype and coming directly out of what we at wollzelle needed for fluxiom, it’s seen many uses on high- and not-so-high-level web sites, plus it’s covered in many articles all over the web and the blogosphere and all kinds of books.

    Conservative estimates are that script.aculo.us has had more than a million downloads (counting the packages from the script.aculo.us download site, and the inclusions within frameworks, first and foremost Ruby on Rails).

    script.aculo.us was an enormous success (it ranks #4 in the del.icio.us all-time popular sites!) and personally I’m very proud of it (and all the people that contributed to it!).

    A big thanks at all the contributors— let’s see if we can make the second year as exciting as the first.

    The Web is still changing.

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  14. Rails Day '06

    Edit

    Mark your calendars – June 17 — wollzelle supports Rails Day 2006 with five half-year fluxiom Pro accounts for Rails Day winners.

  15. Chang asian duck

    Edit

    The new chang asian duck web site accompanies the asian noodles site we did back in 2003. Have a look at www.chang.at and maybe after these impressions you’ll have dinner or some drinks there. ;)

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  16. Fluxiom unleashed

    Edit

    We’re proud to announce that fluxiom is unleashed. fluxiom makes it easy to organize and share your digital assets within your company, your colleagues and friends. Manage any kind of file like corporate media assets, marketing materials, product folders, contracts, images, text documents, logos or artwork – you name it.

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  17. Fluxiom, Private beta phase 2

    Edit

    We are currently in phase 2 of our private beta. Users around the globe are putting Fluxiom through its paces. Thanks to everyone! We are also announcing the new Fluxiom blog at blog.fluxiom.com where you’ll find some behind the scenes information as well as feature descriptions and other teasers.

    Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!
  18. Ajax training in Vienna

    Edit

    Ajax training for a german speaking audience – here is the german press release:

    In diesem eintägigen Seminar zeigt Ihnen Javascript Experte Thomas Fuchs, Autor von script.aculo.us und Ruby on Rails Core-Team Mitglied, wie Sie die Benutzerfreundlichkeit und Interaktivität ihrer Webapplikationen und Websites verbessern und Ajax richtig verwenden.

    Das Seminar bietet einen Überblick über verbreitete Ajax-Entwicklungswerkzeuge und fokusiert auf die Verwendung der Prototype-Bibliothek und script.aculo.us. Zum Abschluss gibt Thomas Pamminger Einblicke in den Entstehungs- und Entwicklungsprozess von fluxiom und erläutert die Ansätze des Interface Designs. Nach Vorträgen in London und New York jetzt zum ersten Mal im deutschsprachigen Raum!

  19. Ajax Workshop, New York

    Edit

    Learn how to give your sites and web applications the rich interactivity they deserve with this intensive one day workshop taught by world-renowned expert Thomas Fuchs. Make the jump to Ajax and start using it to its full advantage.

  20. Audible Ajax Episode 12

    Edit

    “Some of the first “wow” moments were due to the effects created by Thomas Fuchs in his Script.aculo.us library that builds on top of Prototype. Many people didn’t realise that with one line of JavaScript code they could get such a nice effect to happen, and now ugly developer-created sites have a chance ;) We had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas, an we got to discuss his frameworks, and gain knowledge from his experience.” — www.ajaxian.com