Tag Archives: web design

August 30 asides

The Encyclopedia of Business Cliches JQuery Mobile Framework Gesturcons A visual language to represent emerging gesture-based user interactions. Think “tap” or “two-finger pinch” on an iPhone or iPad — how do you represent that in a non-animated form like a wireframe or mockup? These icons can help. A Costa Rica hotel room made out of […]

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Essential Firefox add-ons

Part of Firefox’s strength and agility comes from its extensible architecture allowing third-party developers to create add-ons that extend the browser’s capabilities in thousands of ways, some of them highly specialized. I rely on a cadre of add-ons for personal and business uses, many of which I use every day. I thought I’d share my […]

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August 13 asides

Happy Friday the 13th! Wired: Why Google Became A Carrier-Humping, Net Neutrality Surrender Monkey I have to say Google has really screwed this one up. I’m really disappointed. HTML Boilerplate A CSS, HTML, and JavaScript base template set that includes a comprehensive CSS reset, IE 6 and 7 fixes, PNG fix, mobile support, print support, […]

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HeinleinBiography.com launched

I launched one of my side projects last weekend. HeinleinBiography.com is a micro-site for a biography I’ve been anticipating for many years. I’ll post more about the whys and hows of this little project later, when I have more time, but I hope you’ll take a quick look in the meantime.

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The myth of the fold

Edit Apr 2015: Added a newer link (top of list). In web design and development there is almost always a desire to surface as many items of content and functionality above “the fold”* as you can possibly cram in there: Top news, latest blog posts, branding, primary navigation, secondary navigation, customer testimonials, carousels, search box, […]

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Thursday Top 5

Christmas Decoration WinFrom Failblog: “Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down. First, […]

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Thursday Top 5

Park Street RenovationSlideshow of a Bernal Hill house that was renovated to modernize and double (!) its square footage. Here are some other Dwell slideshows. Enor MooseA story with pictures. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQc6bGlSEiE] Surprised Kitten!RFLMAO! [via Jason] How a Web Design Goes Straight To HellThis is so true. [via Jessica N.] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Of_mna-Rs] Charlie Brown Christmas Performed by […]

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The history of enews.org

History and Name I registered enews.org, my first domain, in 1997. It was not long after the dawn of the web, and domains were expensive. Back then it cost $100 to register a single domain for a two-year period, whereas it’s about $10 per year these days. I tried to get the .com and .net […]

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Thursday Top 5

Russian goth wedding[via OffBeatBride] Free Social Network Icon PackWell-designed icons. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOmi1YiijdQ] Laura Stec’s Cool CuisineNot sure if “How to chow an onion” is relevant to global warming, but it’s a good how-to for the cooking novices like me anyway. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=993KBX58qCc] TitanIn case you need to rent a robot. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs] 10 Things I Hate About Commandments […]

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This is why I’m never going to work at Google

In the past year, a few people who knew I would be on the lookout for a new full-time position have asked me if I’d consider working at Google. These two articles provide some insights as to why Mark Bult + Google would probably never mix. Doug Bowman, a highly experienced designer who I respect […]

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