By day, I'm a product manager serving a group of fantastic engineers at Square.
By night, I fight crime and solve mysteries with a robot pal of my own creation.
By midday, I like a snack, generally a cookie.
Part of this biography isn't true (hint, I like cookies and engineering, I don't own a robot).
Category Archives: Web design
New look for heisel.org
A rundown on my new “less is less” design and my use of the Balsamiq wireframe tool and the Blueprint CSS framework. Continue reading
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Django Template Development review
You wouldn’t know it by looking at this site, or the HTML behind it, but I actualy started off life as a Web designer for [my college paper](http://themaneater.com). So even though my [day job](http://www.ajc.com) revolves around application development, caching strategies, … Continue reading
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Wii Fitness Coach: A missed conversion
Today, something totally unprecedented happened. I. Clicked. On. An. Ad. I was updating my weight and nutrition info in [Gyminee](http://gyminee.com) and I was served the relevant and targeted ad seen here: I’m on a fitness and weight loss site, and … Continue reading
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Let’s not forget about graceful degradation
Far be it from me to be a [nattering nabob of negativity](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew), but in all the Web 2.0 euphoria (I hate that name, BTW), let’s not forget about graceful degradation. Let’s examine the discussion between Web 2.0 and Web 1.0 … Continue reading
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Zeldman gets it right
Hauntingly beautiful and inspiringly correct, a must read for all Web professionals: [Understanding Web Design](http://www.alistapart.com/articles/understandingwebdesign)
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Best sig on AIM today
“The user-generated content would create the site.” (via Laura)
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What’s wrong with saying “the midwest”?
It’s not as if the midwest contains America’s liver and large intestine…
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Checking out Odeo
Wherein I do a brief review of the new podcasting service Odeo. Continue reading
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Dreamhost has Rails, Fastcgi
Wherein I recount with glee that Dreamhost now supports Rails and FastCGI Continue reading
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del.icio.us has a new look
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