Category Archives: Web design

(Word)Pressed into service

[heisel.org](http://www.heisel.org) is now powered by [WordPress 1.5](http://wordpress.org/download/). I had the site up and running under various nightly builds for a while now, and it was mostly pre-occupied-idness that delayed me from making the switch. I love the new [WordPress theme … Continue reading

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The ‘new business’ paradigm

I don’t think that the vast complex web that is the Internet can really be boiled down into a PowerPoint-able bullet point. But for those media executives who need such a thing: * On the Internet, it’s about users first, … Continue reading

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iMac delivery: officially freaking out

You don’t ever want to see this: What, in God’s name, is a delivery exception: myiMac.deliver() Traceback (most recent call last): File “”, line 1, in ? AttributeError: ‘AppleProduct’ object has no attribute ‘deliver’ That’s a delivery exception! 🙂 Methinks … Continue reading

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Apple’s post-purchase branding

This is only the second time I’ve bought something from [Apple](http://www.apple.com), and the first time I’ve bought something from them online. And I must say, they need to work on their post-purchase branding. I’m not a marketer, so that might … Continue reading

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Javascript development of yesteryear

If you had to do javascript development before [Firefox](http://www.mozilla.org) brought us the Javascript console… I feel for you. I just finished working on some NCAA bracket Javascript [at work](http://www.ajc.com), and it was painful enough as is… I can’t imagine not … Continue reading

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Time for a turnaround

I know, I know, I haven’t blogged much. And by much, I mean *at all*. But that’s all going to change, soon. Here’s what needs to get done: * Decorate for Christmas * Upgrade to MT 3.1 * Integrate a … Continue reading

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Eyetracker III is out

Poynter has released their Web-focused Eyetracker study. Found it at the end of my lunch break (hat tip), hope to have thoughts and reactions soon. In the meantime, check out the overview. **Update**: Hypergene has an interview with Steve Outing … Continue reading

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(Epi)Centrist designers

Leave it to the folks at 37signals to come with up a great name and method for Web design — epicenter-based design. This is something that I, and probably a lot of designers, have been doing, both consciously and subconsciously … Continue reading

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Web sites as applications

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “improving” the UI of the Web. Mostly by trying to add standards for “rich” clients. Gruber has come back with an equally thoughtfull, and in my opinion, correct analysis of the Web’s … Continue reading

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I’ve got my eye on this

There are some early, and interesting results from Poynter’s latest eyetracking study. (Hat tip to Jay). Here’s a quick rundown: * Users really like text — photos, multimedia elements and the like got lower viewing than text and text-links * … Continue reading

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