Category: Asides

Thoughts on Flash

Today Mr. Steve Jobs published a lengthy piece titled Thoughts on Flash throughout which he explains Apple’s position on Flash and the reasons behind its absence on the best devices ever invented. I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we […]

Posted: April 29, 2010

More Web Inspector Updates

I love WebKit. The Web, without a doubt, looks better in WebKit. At a high level it’s got pristine standards support, at a low level the actual renders simply look superior to other engines out there. But that’s only the half of it. As I was working the other day I took a second to […]

Posted: April 16, 2010

CSS Naked Day 2010

Although things have been quiet so far this year, I still plan on taking part in CSS Naked Day in 2010. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, CSS Naked Day is: Where did my Design go? The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, […]

Posted: April 07, 2010

Why You Can’t Work at Work

Why You Cant Work at Work BigThink interview with @jasonfried – garrys subposterous. I guarantee that if you work in a building with more than one person, this is your life. Have you ever had the luxury of working from home for a day? It’s mind blowing how much work you get done. At my […]

Posted: March 30, 2010

Trailhead as the New Heat Map Hotness

I love information. I especially love information as it’s generated from data. I’m a sucker for infographics, and even a pretty bar graph is awesome to me. Other designers should love information too, especially when it’s targeted specifically at the work we’ve done. Perhaps my most favorite niche of information is eye tracking. One of […]

Posted: March 24, 2010

Spencer Fry — Attracting Normals

Spencer Fry — Attracting Normals. Spencery Fry gets it. I think it’s all too easy for us [techies] to forget what this is all about. Too soon are we to adopt the latest and craziest Thing just to have it fall flat on our face when we present it to the client. I know not […]

Posted: March 24, 2010

Fireworks Alternatives: Acorn, Drawit and Opacity

I would have to consider myself a fairly recent convert to Fireworks when the rest of the crowd is considered. I really jumped on the bandwagon when CS4 came out, specifically because of the type engine changes that took place. All that is well and good, but it’s no secret that Fireworks is plagued with […]

Posted: March 23, 2010

QuirksBlog: CSS vendor prefixes considered harmful

QuirksBlog: CSS vendor prefixes considered harmful. See also: Not Supported by Jonathan Snook. It’s issues like these that have me concerned about

Posted: March 22, 2010

Why Leon Paternoster doesn’t like Tumblr & Posterous

Why I don’t like Tumblr & Posterous → Leon Paternoster. I can both sympathize and agree with Leon’s thoughts here, specifically regarding the trend of Web designers moving to Tumblr/Posterous. Don’t get me wrong: Tumblr and Posterous are awesome, but it seems as though the signal to noise ratio is going all sorts out of […]

Posted: March 22, 2010

Do you Dribbble?

So Dribbble just tossed me an invite. Are you Dribbble’n yet? If you’ve been wanting to find out what it’s all about I’d like to make a quick offer. To enter for an invite simply follow @jchristopher on Twitter and shoot me a note saying you want in. Again, randomness will decide your fate. Entries […]

Posted: March 18, 2010