Archive | September, 2010

Productivity Remarks: Technology Has Me in a Twitter

Until I started reading The Elements of Typographic Style, I never thought about the productivity aspect of why reading from a screen is worse than reading from a printed page. I’ve always thought/heard that the backlighting is killer (and, really, it does harm the reading experience, to an extent, at least any long reading). But it […]

REB #11: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."

– Douglas Adams Finally, the design of my website! Although I may be going back to the dark ages of computing by using frames on my website (because, let’s face it, not many websites seem to use frames these days), I think it’s the best possible design choice for me. Maybe I’ll change my mind, […]

REB #10: "Navigation is power of a limited sort – it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent."

– Todd Gitlin Next up, if you haven’t already guessed: the navigation of my website. As Vinny mentions on his navigation post, simplicity is key. I’ve thought a lot about different navigation methods, and I keep coming back to two time-tested ideas: (1) a horizontal header with a horizontal navigation bar underneath it, right along […]