What is the web?

… people in the newspaper industry saw the web as a newspaper. People in TV saw the web as TV, and people in book publishing saw it as a weird kind of potential book. But the web is not just some kind of magic all-absorbing meta-medium. It’s its own thing.

via Paul Ford | Quotes on Design.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock January 9th, 2011 — No Comments


Life, below 600px

Life Below 600px

In “Life, below 600px,” Paddy Donnelly talks about “giving the fold the finger” (i.e. making visitors scroll isn’t really THAT bad) and uses the 37signals home page to support the cause. “What I’m proposing is for you to think twice about these ‘rules’ which are preached so often around the web and aim to create something original.”

Life, below 600px

via Photo: In “Life, below 600px,” Paddy Donnelly talks – (37signals).


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 22nd, 2010 — No Comments


Lets-a Make-a Pizza Pie

You may need to resize your browser window…

lets-a make-a pizza pie.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 19th, 2010 — No Comments


Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers

Required reading for any of my students. Think that we are going to have an assignment about this next week…

Our readers have requested that Smashing Magazine conduct an interview with industry leaders on issues that are relevant to students and those just starting off in their design career. With the help of our panel of 16 designers, we’ll dispense advice that should help new designers get their career off to a promising start. We’ve asked a few different questions to each of the designers; you’ll see all of their responses below.

via Group Interview: Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers – Smashing Magazine.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 17th, 2010 — No Comments


Want to get someone off IE6?

Put these 11 characters into the address bar and hit enter: ms-its:%F0:. The browser will instantly crash. Better yet, set it as their homepage.

via ars.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 7th, 2010 — No Comments