Haribo Gummie bears in 5 lb. packs

I had no idea. I almost drooled at the thought of having one of these 5 pound bulk bags of Haribo Gummi bears sitting on my table. Reality soon set in. What if I actually had one of these giant bags of Haribo bears? Would my taste buds soon reject the idea of consuming 5 […]

Jabra JX10 thoughts and review

Luckily, I was able to get my hands on minuscule Jabra JX10 [Official] thanks to a good friend and I must admit, the Bluetooth 1.2 supported headset is very much as functional & comfortable as it is aesthetically appealing. Fox’s 24 fans will recognize this headset as it makes its appearance on the ears of […]

Rebooted – “Fat” faux footers

Inspired by Phu’s Many colours of a reboot, I’ve decided to share my favorite sites which utilize “fat” footers. I think the more appropriate title for the trend would be faux footers. Rather than one line footers including contact information or short reference links, these “fat” footers usually play the role of the standard sidebar. […]

Foliage Mod: Most Creative Design

Not one to toot my own horn, but the 5ThirtyOne Foliage Mod was recently awarded the “Most Creative Design” award for the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition. A quick overview of the WordPress 2.0 competition: WordPress has a powerful theme system that allows the look and feel of any site to be changed with a single […]

How not to treat your designer

Rachel Cunliffe’s last remarks concerning the latest buzz surrounding the TechCrunch redesign: I have just resigned as the designer for TechCrunch after the redesign sagas and the latest post on CrunchNotes. The post, or should I say, slap in the face? Michael Arrington’s decision to post a screenshot by a second designer on CrunchNotes. Mike […]

5ThirtyOne V2 WordPress theme

The original 5ThirtyOne 2006 Spring Reboot submission. V2 was a live redesign submission gone stale. As the reboot deadline neared, I began seeing submissions from sites around the net which left me yearning for more. The v2 distribution is a centered narrow column design which features a unique modal window for searches and displaying recent […]

Beyond the Moleskine notebook

A few weeks back I made the transition from relying on 37Signals’ Backpack service to a small plain Moleskine notebook. Of all the web based or electronic organizer doohickeys that I’ve rolled into my daily activities, all have failed in comparison to the sheer simplicity and reliability of my 4″ x 6″ notebook. From sketches […]

Point Gravatars to their respective sites

Paul Stamatiou does the grunt and provides a little code snippet for improving a Gravatar enabled blog. By default, the gravatar plugin redirects clicks to Gravatar.com. A simple copy n’ paste will have Gravatars on your site redirected to their respective authors page. <?php if (function_exists(‘gravatar’)) { ?><a href="<?php comment_author_url(); ?>" title="<?php comment_author(); ?>’s website"><img […]

WebDev tools for Firefox, IE, and Opera

As a constant fiddler of web layouts, I try my best to create a consistent workspace from which to test and retest pages. Being limited to Windows, my main concern is cross browser compatibility and consistency in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera. Firefox users are undoubtedly aware of the robust Web Developer Toolbar extension. The […]

If we lived in a Pixar world

If life mimicked that found in Disney’s upcoming Pixar movie ‘Cars’, I would definitely be driving Lightning McQueen. Actually, nix that. ‘Cars’ is all about cars which seem to drive themselves. I’ll have to rethink my previous statement. I was going to say that I wanted to be Lightning McQueen, but I don’t think that’ll […]