A lesson for "designers" & those that hire

Although I may be a little preoccupied at the moment with work, I do make an effort to check Mint on a daily basis for traffic and referrer logs. The routine can be rather mundane at times: check active browsers, check uniques, check download counter, and finally arbitrary clicks through referrer logs which leads me […]

Red Card Group 5ThirtyOne?

UPDATE: Content removed as per requested. Personal email credentials removed from the original post. Check the comments for the explanation. I thought I would try the nice route by sending a few emails directly to the domain owner but it looks like I’m going to have to make this public. Regular readers & fans who […]

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 […]

Post CSS Reboot wrap

The Spring CSS Reboot has finally come to a close and after perusing comments & emails concerning 5ThirtyOne and other rebooted pages, I can finally begin to collect my thoughts concerning the experience. I guess it’s fair for me to explain why I decided to participate in this years Spring Reboot. The simple motivating factor, […]

Official 5ThirtyOne 2006 CSS Reboot!

This is it. The official 5ThirtyOne 2006 CSS Reboot submission. I know I mentioned on numerous ocassions that my reboot had begun a few weeks back, but I couldn’t resist. After seeing great inspiration from the likes of Phu Ly [If..Else Log] and Jonathan Snook [Snook.ca], I had to get under the hood of 5ThirtyOne […]