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Sweet web development roundup

Posted in Coding, Design, Development, Inspiration, Resources, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by blakejohnson

Cool stuff, from PHP to jQuery to HTML, CSS and WordPress-related articles, Themeforest rounds up a whole bunch of useful. helpful articles, video series, tutorials and links to all sorts of web-dev stuff around the net. Check ’em out here.


Weird WordPress Error

Posted in Coding, Design, Development, Resources, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by blakejohnson

During my redesign (which has actually been tweaked again since the last announcement, I discovered a funky glitch in either my own code – though I’ve never, ever seen this before – or the WordPress functionality itself – which would also be strange, but I can’t really think of what else it could be.

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Blog Design Update

Posted in Blog, Coding, Design, Development, News, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2009 by blakejohnson

Well, as you no doubt noticed by now, the blog has been redesigned. Again. Well…sort of. There were a bunch of things that were bugging me about the other design: it was getting too small for the kinds of content I was posting (images and videos didn’t fit that well in the roughly 375 pixel wide content area); it was really dark, really contrasty; the image was bulky and took up a lot of space; the sidebar didn’t exist anywhere but the main page (which is weird in itself, but I just messed up the original coding and couldn’t figure it out so I gave up and made it my design’s ‘style’ at the time, heh, yea I know, cheap, but what’re you gonna do); lots of little design things, plus a bunch of stuff about the way I’d coded it to begin with was weird.

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Gmail Redesigned Update

Posted in News, Reviews, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by blakejohnson

So I’ve been using my computer all day, and noticing a few updates in Globex Design‘s Gmail Redesigned add-on for Firefox, and I like it.

It always bugged me that when you hit Tab+Enter after finishing a message there was no button highlighting that confirmed your ‘Tab’ had selected the ‘Send’ button… et voila! That’s been addressed by a nice faded orange highlighting of the entire button, not just the usual dotted outline most ‘Submit’-type buttons get when selected by keystrokes.

Some cool GUI features have been added, including button outlines and clearer highlighting of the message actions menu just above your list of messages, which I’d always been curious about. There’s a more compact feel throughout the whole thing, with icons and extra separation spacing eliminated from the drop-down menus, giving more focus and limelight to your messages – the point of checking your email in the first place. Non-message text is even smaller now, making message text look slightly larger, a nice addition to the add-on. In-message links are slightly more attractive, and that same nice ‘Submit’-button highlighting is used in search boxes, which is nice.

Overall, nice updates to an already great add-on. And I can forgive the jittery page scrolling for a nice GUI. If you don’t already have the extension, get it here, and be sure to check out their GCal Redesigned and GReader Redesigned extensions. Alternatively, get the whole bunch of them with Google Redesigned.

Brand New Site Open!

Posted in Blog, News, Web, Work with tags , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2009 by blakejohnson

Well everyone, I finally did it.  I finally built my own website from scratch to do what I wanted it to do from the get-go.  So yes, many pats on the back are expected.

Also, if you’ve been subscribed for a while, I’m going to need you to cancel that subscription and go subscribe to the new blog over here, since the web addresses are different, and I won’t be posting to this blog anymore.  Thanks a lot for your past interest in my ramblings, and I hope you keep up your subscription with the new site, and enjoy the redesign.  See you there!