Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Travis Smith
Works at Hop Studios
Attended USC
Lives in Vancouver
951 followers|9,557 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
My favorite status / photo / checkin app, Path, just released a huge 3.0 update https://path.com/ Especially cool are the many image filters it has now -- far better than Instagram. If you have an iPhone, try this app today.
1
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Amanda Palmer, an alt-rock musician, raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter for her new album .. just by asking. Here's her Ted talk about why music could (should?) be free and how fear and trust operate in the age of social media. Really worth a viewing.
3
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Addthis.com vs sharethis.com -- anyone have a preference for adding Share icons and functionality to a site?
1
Darren Barefoot's profile photo
 
I appreciate that this is, like, a week old, but welcome to Google+. In any case, we've always used Addthis.com and been happy enough with it.
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
And on the topic of "nothing could possibly go wrong with this idea", I present...
 
Genetically enhanced trees may soon light up our streets.
The Genetic Barcelona  Project is working to introduce the genetic properties of Jellyfish into ordinary trees, making then glow at night like natural streetlights.
1
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
What I like about this is it actually tells you HOW to delegate, in 9 easy steps.
 
Some thoughtful and actionable advice from Lauren Bacon on delegating successfully. A must read for us non-delegating control freaks.
2
Pete Quily's profile photo
 
very good post, esp the detailed how to and reducing the resistance to delegate
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
951 people
Janine Reid's profile photo
Lauren Wood's profile photo
Yggy King's profile photo

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Oops! I accidentally went to my Google Plus home page. Ah well, might as well update my status.
2
Steve Abraham's profile photoIan Pitts's profile photoDarren Barefoot's profile photoTravis Smith's profile photo
6 comments
 
I accidentally did the same. I keep trying to use Ad Block to hide that stupid red number in the corner of my Google apps, but to little effect.
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
There's a new CMS that was released as a public beta yesterday, called Craft. http://buildwithcraft.com/

It's targeted for those of you used to mid-level, locally installable tools like Drupal and ExpressionEngine, especially if you like to start with a blank slate of content and HTML.

It uses Twig as the templating language and the Yii PHP framework as the base code, and it's written by one of the top ExpressionEngine add-on developers.  This is getting interesting!
1
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'd like to introduce my oldest online thing, my blog, to my newest online thing, GooglePlus... http://www.hopstudios.com/nep/unvarnished/item/that_crazy_day   That said.. I'm off to go play with Vine :)
1
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm always interested in the way new technology spreads in the older, entrenched industries.  Air travel, medicine, utility companies, construction... some technology is too powerful to ignore, and other tech is too expensive and un-tried to implement.
 
iDoctor:
Could a smartphone be the future of medicine?

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
1
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you are on a Mac, fire up terminal and type > traceroute 216.81.59.173   Thank you +Rob Malda for making my afternoon better!
1
Ryan Battles's profile photoKevin Shoesmith's profile photo
2 comments
 
That was excellent, especially since both my kids are into Star Wars right now. 
Add a comment...

Travis Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just as I head into the weekend, a friend shared this article about how to be more creative.  We'll see if I get a chance to try it out.  http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671773/4-ways-to-amplify-your-creativity
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
951 people
Janine Reid's profile photo
Lauren Wood's profile photo
Yggy King's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Owner, Web developer, Citizen Journalist
Employment
  • Hop Studios
    Owner, Web developer, Citizen Journalist, present
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Variety
  • Reed Business
  • USC
  • UBC
  • Pressflex
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Vancouver
Previously
Calgary - Paris - Budapest - Los Angeles
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Owner, Hop Studios; other parts of me are also interesting
Introduction
Travis F. Smith is the owner of Hop Studios, a Web design and development company.  He has been building content-rich, elegant Web sites since 1994, when he was deputy editorial director and one of the creators of the Los Angeles Times Web site.  He's also a professional speaker on such topics as blogging, subscription-based revenue models and online journalism. He has been the editor of Variety.com, and a lecturer at the University of Southern California.
Bragging rights
Launched the first Custom News product on the Web, in 1996
Education
  • USC
  • Strathcona Tweedsmuir School
Basic Information
Gender
Male