Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

Yahoo Mail (Beta)

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I got an interesting email today: Your Yahoo! Mail Beta is coming soon. Thanks for your interest in the new Yahoo! Mail Beta. Your turn is coming soon. We know you can't wait to get your hands on the new Yahoo! Mail and we're just as excited about delivering it to you. Right ...

Stop Supporting IE 5, Start Supporting Safari!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Long story, but I'm moving this weekend and I needed to change auto insurance companies, because my current one thought I was moving to the ghetto or something, and made my new rates ridiculous. Anyway, I ended up with Progressive and I had to sign some electronic documents on ...

Make A Stupid Favicon For Free

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Stopping by Gadgetopia today, I found this: FavIcon from Pics Dz found a site that will make you a favicon (translation: That little picture that site have next to their name in your address bar) out of any image for free. Its a nice little site with a ...

Test How Fonts Look At Typetester

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Sub Title: How bored are you? The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. It's primary role is to make web designer's or web developer's life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated. Typetester ...

Free Ruby on Rails Hosting

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Hey kids! Do you want to play with the new cool programming language sweeping the world? Do you not have a place to that will host those files for you? Well then get your parents permission and come on down to RailsPlayground.com You get: * 20 MB Disk Space * ...

Is CakePHP the Answer to Ruby On Rails?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Ruby on Rails is the shiniest, newest thing in the world of web development (my books should be coming soon from Amazon), because it allows the programmer to do away with hundreds of lines of code to do basic database driven website stuff. For example, a simple blog that ...

Microsoft’s start.com

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Let it not be said that I dump on all things Microsoft! I really like the beta of their new start.com. In fact I really like start.com. It has a nice feel to it. Very clean, everything works, its easy to add feeds or modify the ...

The Psychology of Shopping Carts

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Postings on this site have been sparce lately, and I applogize. The last week of work has, well, been a lot of work. I am working on tweaking the interface, and adding features to the shopping cart that I build for Artfinale.com. Things seem to be going ...

Clean URLs Are All the Rage

Friday, July 8th, 2005

I know what you are thinking! "The permalink on this post has an ugly extension on it! '.php'? What the hell is that? Get with the times man!" Yes, I know clean URLs are one of the cool hip new steps to becoming part of ...

Use CSS to make big checkboxes, radio buttons

Friday, May 6th, 2005

I'm working on a fairly boxy design for a website, and have a page with not much on it except 3 checkboxes, descriptions of the options and a submit button. Everything looked great except the 3 checkboxes - they were far too small and did not match the rest ...