Topics in ‘web design’

RailsDay, RailsConf

RailsConf I’m at RailsConf! If you see me, come over and say hi. I have green hair, and I’m female, so I’m easy to spot. Also, I’ve finally caved and uploaded a picture: I’ve found that if I smile, I look drugged, and if I don’t smile, I also looked drugged, so there you go! […]

Sneak Peak for RailsDay

I’m still awake and still working. Coming soon to a screen near you.

Typo Theme #2

I finished up my second theme just in the nick of time. You can see it here. You can download it here. In addition to pink, the color accents come in orange, blue, and green. Enjoy! Let me know what you think. I call it Hi Tek because it did look sort of fancy, and […]

Typo Theme #1

I’m not always the best at budgeting my time, and so, the night before the final deadline for the Typo theme contest, I’m not sure if I’ll finish the CSS for my second theme. But I have finished the CSS for my first theme, Indiestripes. I hope you like it. It comes in three flavors, […]

Designer-Font Wankery

I apologize for the design wankery going on in the previous posts, but it’s gonna continue for at least one more. Regular programming shall resume shortly, I promise you (working on a Rails-related post already, actually). But, in the mean time… I’m a typographile. It’s definitely a sickness… I have more fonts than I can […]

Making Multi-Column Text Work

Er, whoops! If you wanted to comment on this entry, or trackback, I apologize. I accidentally had those turned off. Trust me, it’s not personal. Now, feel free to either rant or rave. Well, it’s still the end of my rant, but Misuba left a comment on my previous post (prior to this update) with […]

Remember Kids, Web != Print

One of the biggest sins you can commit when designing a web site is acting as if you’re designing for print. The web is not print. The elements of design which carry over from print are there, to be sure, but they are extremely non-specific (e.g., spacing of text headings). Computer interfaces are not static, […]

Announcing CrossPod

CrossPod is a project I’m helping with, dreamed up by my very good friend Chris Cornutt. It’s a service to help people upload and share short audio clips (promos) for others to use in their podcasts or other periodic audio content. It’s a non-sleazy way to promote yourself while sharing a bit of your expertise, […]

designer: divorce thyself

Being a designer is a tough gig. Oh, I know, poor me, right? But wait. Let me explain. As a designer, it’s easy to make a fool out of yourself. Even the most self-deprecating designer has this problem occasionally, and so do I. We want to love all our designs. They are our children, even […]

The Way The Web Wasn’t

Check out Qooxdo (as in “cooks do”), an open-source set of Ajax “widgets.” None of em show up in Safari 2, so I can’t try them—but they have a page of screenshots.The site is very attractive, and the name creative, so I was hoping for a really whizbang product. Aaand… they all look like Windows. […]

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