Brain slowly changing gear

08 November 2005

A short while later, and I’m slowly shifting up, back out of holiday mode. The 280-odd new posts in NetNewsWire are all out of the way. Some interesting stuff – in particular, MacDara’s new look, which is interesting and a little niggling, as it’s a fair bit of the way toward where infovore should be shortly going (though mine will be slightly less chaotically ‘tumbly’) – and also Matt’s recent work for the BBC, which he mentioned at the last Rails/Django meetup. It’s a shame that the London Web Frameworks Day is full – it wasn’t open for registration prior to the holiday, and I’m a bit peeved it’s full. Ah well, there’s still the usual meetup.

My brain’s also beginning to buzz a little, following a whole lot of exciting ideas I had on holiday. Now I’m back, I’ve got the tools to realise them, and also a few more things on the backburner, and it’s all a little bewildering. I’m sure a night’s sleep and a day at work will bring clarity – and a short sharp dose of reality.

Clearleft launches

22 September 2005

Clearleft – a new Brighton-based web design and accessibility consultancy, based in Brighton, and run by Andy, Richard, and Jeremy. None of whom I’ve met personally, you understand, but their writing, presentation and weblogs are all top-notch. Worth checking out if you’re in need of a design or accesibility expert – or three.

Chris Glass

21 September 2005

Chris Glass’ website is really beautiful. He’s also a fine, minimalist, writer. Certainly a site I’ll be going back to in the near future.

New look

09 August 2005 redesigns. It’s lovely – clear, sans-serif, white goodness, with a pleasant deep red as highlight and a beautiful, curvaceous logotype. Plus, the rounded bar-charts on the user home pages kick ass. Love it!


05 August 2005

Talk about big and bold. I think the sign up page for Flock (which appears to be some kind of social browsing service, however they’ll implement that) is one of my favourite web pages at the moment. Really. It’s calming, informative, and really simple. Big-font-textfields are going to become way more common soon, trust me.