Over There (in the UK)

November 25, 2000 at 10 PM

Hey, where’d my pop-up window

Hey, where'd my pop-up window go?

My web site has been its plunky old self for some time now. I think it's been over a year in regular Earth time since I freshened it up, which is something like 2.64 million years in Web time.

Firstly, if you're reading this any time in the here and now, you've probably noticed that the rest of my site has disappeared. It shall return, I promise, just as soon as I get around to it. Go ahead, hold your breath and wait, I dare you. In the meantime, I couldn't wait to try out my new look, which goes pretty well with that shirt I bought at Gap the other day (don't worry, it wasn't Buy Nothing Day).

Which reminds me. I was reading a conversation about blogs and design at NUblog (a fine, ranting blog), in which someone claimed that "clean" is a meaningless adjective to apply to design. Indeed. So I won't call it the "clean" look. Call it the light, breathe-easy look, with a new focus on readability. After all, if you're coming back here day after day (and thanks, by the way), it's to read, not to admire the is-that-green-or-is-it-olive background colour.

Oh, and if you're wondering, that image in the top left up there is a blurry photo of a métro (subway) station in Montreal. "But I thought you preached practical design! How can you justify a blurry photo so faded you can't see the thing anyhow?!" says the dear reader. Okay, design justifications. My thoughts are sometimes blurry. They arrive on a regular basis, but sometimes you have to wait longer. I think public transit is cool in that gritty, urban cool sort of way. And I want to show off my photos (a photo section will be forthcoming).

Phew! It might be the longest blog yet.



Previously: Ah, Ikea. Affordable taste, as

Subsequently: Dave Barry offers his thoughts

November 2000
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In Earshot

I only really read it for Canucks coverage, but even still it’s nice that The Vancouver Sun finally redesigned its hideously awful website to look like it was designed this century.

On pizza box art

Web 2.Origami

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The Toronto Star shows where and how the seats changed in the 2008 election

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