Category Archives: Webness

If it’s about web/design/webdesign/etc. it’s here.

Insulation!

Here’s the latest “renovation tip” video from my employer, Watermark & Company. That ought to keep you warm over the holidays. Get it? Insulation? Warm? Ha! I kill me!

And we’re back…

I seem to have recovered the site from the some WordPress hacking it fell victim to.  Now let’s see if I actually start writing again…

boingboing’s boring magazine cover contest

boingboing is having a contest to design “a mind-numbingly tedious magazine.” You should enter, too. Because it’s fun. Here’s my offering:

SXSWi In A Nutshell

My personal highlight of the South-by-Southwest* Interactive Festival (so far, but it’s unlikely to be topped) was watching two disinterested, poorly-paid street teamers working for rival software companies blindly (and blandly) pushing their apps on each other. Welcome to the echo chamber to end all echo chambers. *And please, people, stop calling it “South By” […]

Tumblr, Oh Tumblr

Tumblr is upping the ante on curation a tad, which is good. I like the interface at Tumblr and the semi-microblogging taste appeals to me. But it just feels so isolated over there. Maybe this will help it feel more interconnected, the way it does at wordpress.com. Now’s the time to note that I don’t […]

WordPress Download Monitor

I’ve had some good luck lately with the free and fairly easy to use WordPress Download Monitor by Mike Jolley. The sites I’ve needed to use it on have definitely benefitted from having good stats on their downloads. So if you’ve got the need, give it a shot.

Fighting With M- And N-Dashes

WordPress, god love ’em, include a bunch of code in their installs to help you not be a bad person who uses hyphens as dashes. And that’s great – if you’re not using a web font that doesn’t include m- and n-dashes (like, say, the one I’m using here). If you do find yourself with […]