Category Archives: design

On the passing of Steve Jobs

And just like that, Steve Jobs was gone. (Note: I rarely cross post the same piece to multiple blogs.  But in a tribute to Steve Jobs, I’m going to do so with this post.  Steve liked to say that he worked where technology met the liberal arts. His work crossed a lot of boundaries.  In [...]

Three simple but incredibly useful tools

OK, two of these are really simple to use.  The third is a bit more involved.  But still incredibly useful.  All worth sharing.  So here we go… Down for everyone or just me? The next time one of your clients calls you frantically saying his site is down, first use this tool to find out.  [...]

Get It While it’s Hot! Our First Official Desktop Wallpaper

JJ and I are proud to announce our first official desktop wallpaper. I jokingly made this for JJ yesterday and we figured why not just offer it up. It’s inspired by a ridiculous term we’ve been joking about for months… Dynamism: Keep web sites “fresh” by periodically adding new material and features, and by updating [...]

Wordle Fun of the “bought sold processed” speech in Say Anything

The Vader Project

I try to avoid writing blog posts that are basically a hyperlink with a piece of text saying “go look at this now.”  But every once and a while I find something on the web which is a perfect union of techonlogy, culture, and design.  This is one of those times. I bring you The [...]

New York Times’ Twitter Chatter Map of Superbowl

Awesome time lapsed map of tweets from the New York Times. It shows the location and frequency of commonly used words during the Superbowl. This map produces amazing visuals and is impressive to see how far Twitter has come. Charlene Li wrote up a quick post about this find and pretty much summed up everything [...]

Blog Design in the Twitter Age

A recent post on Mashable presented “10 ways Twitter Will Change Blog Design in 2009.” Twitter is a microblogging service that…oh, forget it. Point is that though Twitter approached mainstream status as a communication medium in 2008, but still doesn’t replace the “online homebase” that one’s blog site can be, especially when served up using [...]

Weekly Inspiration: Mobile sites

For the last few weeks, I’ve been helping a friend design a mobile site. It’s a space that I’m not all too familiar with, so I’ve been capturing a lot of decent inspiration. Here is a snapshot of what’s been on my mind. I know what you are thinking… looks like screenshots of iphone apps. [...]

Weekly Inspiration: Design Sites

During my presentation at WordCamp Hawaii last month, I showed a handful of web sites that I look to for design inspiration. I thought most of the examples were so obvious, I actually considered taking those slides out right before the presentation. But to my surprised most of the audience admitted to never seeing them [...]

Join me at PodCamp/WordCamp Hawaii

Hey all… if you are in Hawaii this week (and I know you all wish you were), help me wind down Geek Week at PodCamp + WordCamp Hawaii. I’ll be speaking on Saturday about how you can reinforce your personal or company’s brand by doing simple tweaks to default WordPress templates. I’ll go into a [...]

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