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IE9 and the Lost World’s Fairs
Internet Explorer 9 now supports WOFF, and the Friends of Mighty have joined forces to explore typographic possibilities on the web.
IE9 and the Lost World’s Fairs
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A Real Web Design Application
The web and its related disciplines have grown organically. I think it’s safe to say the web is not the domain of just the geeks anymore—we all live here. And those of us who work here should have sophisticated, native tools to do our jobs.
A Real Web Design Application
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FullCodePress 2010
I’m fresh back from New Zealand where I took part in Full Code Press, a knock down, drag out, web design competition to make a website for a charity in 24 hours
FullCodePress 2010
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Stuff That Matters
I’ve made it official: I’ve started a design studio called Mighty.
Stuff That Matters
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On Web Typography
Well, it only took nearly a hundred issues since working on the A List Apart redesign for me to get around to writing an article.
On Web Typography
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Introducing Typedia
Today, I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new site I put together with the generous help of friends called Typedia.
Introducing Typedia
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Where’d You Go?
As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been taking a bit of a break lately. But there’s some exciting stuff coming up in the not too distant future.
Where’d You Go?
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Listening Between the Leading
I was recently interviewed for the Read Between the Leading podcast.
Listening Between the Leading
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Reflections on Layer Tennis
Last Friday I played in Coudal Partner’s Layer Tennis in a east coast vs west coast brawl with Derek Powazek, a friend and one of my favorite web designers. I thought it might be fun to give some background on the match.
Reflections on Layer Tennis
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In Person
I’m trying to cut back a bit on travel and speaking dates this year, but I’ll still be out and about a few times.
In Person
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Leaving Happy Cog
After nearly five years of working with some of the smartest and most caring people I’ve ever met, I’ve decided to leave Happy Cog.
Leaving Happy Cog
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24ways
I wrote a new article for 24ways called Making Modular Layout Systems.
24ways
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Progress Report
Looking back on how this experiment is going.
Progress Report
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Profiled
The PDF of my profile in .net magazine.
Profiled
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Updating
A few quick updates to the site, including: entry thumbnails in the Articles Archive, individual comment feeds for entries, and a small revamp of the Recommended Reading section.
Updating
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Touch, See, and Hear
A survey for people who make websites, a film of people who make things, and an evening of people who read books.
Touch, See, and Hear
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Appearing
A podcast interview with CreativeXpert and a live speaking event for Field-Tested Books in NYC on July 28th.
Appearing
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Variation Within Constraints
When I design sites in my professional life, I try to create an experience that will work for the majority of the site’s visitors and will also be engaging, and most times, in that order. With my personal site, I’m pretty much trying the reverse of that.
Variation Within Constraints
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A New Day
I still like my old site design; it feels distinct even now, and I didn’t really see the point in redesigning until I needed to. My old site stayed in generally the same form for nearly five years. But I finally caved and redesigned. So, why the change? I’m glad you asked.
A New Day
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