Archive for July, 2005

Electronic Mail is Not For Everyone

A true story: Sally works as a marketing & promotions director at a reputable book publisher. She deals directly with authors on a daily basis, communicating primarlily via email. This is by far the easiest way to shuttle documented information back and forth. It is also the year 2005, where one might consider “electronic mail” as common as peanut butter, or even Neil Diamond.


New T-Shirt: Document

Document t-shirtThe dog-eared document icon has long been a symbol for web aficionados everywhere. Now you can show off your passion for wearable pixels with the brand-spankin’ new Document T-Shirt from SimpleBits.

This is a superior, 100% heavyweight Hanes Beefy-T in Graphite. The magnified icon (inspired from the Stockholm set) is printed in two colors and simply centered on the front.

An icon on a t-shirt? Yep. And that’s why you (probably) want one.

Been There, Done That

For whatever reason, I often struggle with visited link treatments, perhaps because (for me) it’s often an afterthought. A color palette is selected, the page is designed — now it’s time to figure out how best to show that a link has been visited. For most sites, it’s important to visually signify where the reader has been, and not everyone handles it in the same manner.


NEWD Meetup: August 4th

Since the last gathering was so successful, Ethan and I thought it was high time to organize another meetup for New England Web Designers (NEWD?). And by organizing we mean: pick a date, pick a time, pick a place, and hope people show up to have a few beverages.
So, we hope you can join us on Thursday August 4th, 7:30PM @ the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. We’re told there’s Wi-Fi here as well.
Leave a comment here, or over with Ethan if you’re interested in stopping by, and we’ll make sure we have some space reserved.

When Floated Figures Attack!

I recently began publishing full entries in the RSS feed for SimpleBits, figuring that if people would rather read the entire Notebook post in the comfort of their aggregator, they could go ahead and do so. Personally, I enjoy reading content in its intended environment, with all the site design around it, and find myself skimming NetNewsWire for interesting articles to pull up in a browser later on.