~ November, 2010 ~


The story behind the new Notespark icon

Ryan Hicks (from Adobe’s XD team) designed the new Notespark icon for us.

He did a writeup of what the design challenges were and how he approached the problem. Check it out!


Announcing our new startup — Phile

For those people who have been following me since the days when I used to keep this blog up to date… I thought you might want to know that I’ve started a new startup called Phile, which launched a public beta earlier today.

There are lots of ways to think about Phile, but in many ways, it’s a synthesis of everything I learned in working on Dreamweaver, Contribute, Flex, and other products during my tenure at Adobe and Macromedia.

Phile is a service that lets anyone create a website to gather information about any topic in a social and structured way. It’s kind of like a Yelp-builder for any topic. You get to customize the site using a tooling interface that makes it feel kind of like FileMaker or HyperCard.

The best way to explain what it is is to show you a screencast:


There is also an article that you can find here:


Phile has been a labor of love for me and Mike for over a year. I’d love for you to try it out and tell me what you think. And if you think it’s interesting, I’d love to have you help me spread the word.