Archive for November, 2005

Office Pet Peeve

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Perhaps investing in headphones is a better idea than assuming everyone in the office would appreciate a broadcast of top 40 radio through crappy USB speakers? Though I’m so sure everyone shares your taste, I will gladly give you my headphones to not listen to Shaggy.

Humble Suggestions in Customer Service

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Do not hire Wanda Sykes to tell me over the phone that the shipping on my $149 bookcase is $167. In the restaurant industry, it is advisable not to drown oneself in the scent of dead flowers so much as to make food unappealing to the clientele. In the restaurant industry, it is also not […]

The Ikea Saga Continues

Friday, November 18th, 2005

I had some extra money this week and I thought I’d finally pick up some much needed furniture items, before the in-laws are here for the holidays. I decided to drive up to Ikea to soothe my insatiable need for immediacy, and avoid their shoddy website. It occurred to me a two-hour drive would be […]

Designorati and ClearType Updates

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

I’m proud to announce my first article as the newest team member of Designorati. The article is a continuation of my post about Microsoft ClearType. If you want to learn more about ClearType, or how to fine tune it, check it out.

Music In Context

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

If some bum shouted to you on the street “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” would it hold any weight? Probably not any more than the guy carrying the end is near sign. Luckily Shakespeare said it first almost 500 years ago, and […]

Overkill in Web Design

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Ugh.

Windows and ClearType

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Most Mac based designers will tell you about the disparity between Mac and Windows type rendering. I was suprised to find this afternoon (while browsing Maratz.com), that Windows actually offers a solution, ClearType! ClearType is a software technology developed by Microsoft that improves the readability of text on existing LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays), such as […]

Diesel Online Update

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Last week I posted about how Diesel’s website sucks. There wasn’t any contact information available on the page, so I rummaged around some of their other sites, and found a generic form on a Diesel children’s page. Diesel makes stuff for kids? Anyway, I explained I was having difficulty using their main site and could […]

Trading Spouses

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

I’m not one for reality tv (besides The Apprentice) but did anyone see Trading Spouses last night?! It looked so nuts from the preview I just had to get it on the DVR. The show had possibly the most over the top person I’ve ever seen on television.

Redesign Coming Soon

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

The past few weeks the web has been full of falling pixels, with reboots, redesigns, and realigns. So to jump on the bandwagon, here’s a sneak peek of my upcoming redesign. Actually the design in place has always been a place holder. I put the whole site and blog together over a sleepless weekend, so […]

CSS Reboot

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

If you haven’t heard, today is reboot day. I was a little disappointed, I’d expected to see a lot more sites. I also expected to see more original sites. A few of the rebooters might have taken emulation to the next step, blatant rip off. I even saw one snag Mint’s color scheme. How’s that […]