Category: Web Design

How Do You Like Me Now?

So yeah, it’s been awhile, but at least I gave you a nice site upgrade for your waiting, right? Anyway, I like it, although there are some things I wish I could change that are more difficult that they should be. Anyway, hope to get back to blogging more regularly,...

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Did You Survive Google’s Mobilegeddon?

Updates: Just a couple of points I forgot to add in the original post. While Google currently says these changes only affect searches on mobile devices, the assumption is that eventually any site that isn’t optimized for mobile will be punished in any search. So the sooner your fix your...

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Flash Still Sucks, And I Have Proof

Adobe Flash, It Shouldn’t Even Be For Video Anymore You remember Flash, right? Back before the iPhone it was all the rage, for several reasons: you could make animations or whole websites with interactivity and everything; it was a way to include video without worrying about pesky codecs and wrappers;...

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My Life As A Web Designer, Part 3: Rise of the Standards

Standards, Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Even Figure Out What They Are or When They’ll Be Published Web standards have technically been around for a long time (in Internet time), it’s just that for much of their life the browser makers ignored them. Or to be more precise, followed the...

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My Life As A Web Designer, Part 2: The Naughty Aughts

Rise of the Professional Website Tools Yesterday I talked some about the early, wild days of the web and how a new breed of easy to use tools opened up website creation to the masses, with all that that implied. But by the late 1990s a more powerful set of...

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My Life As A Web Designer, Part 1: The Wild 90s

Web Designers Need Tools Too: A Look Back I’ve been designing websites on and off for about as long as the web has been around. That ancient history stretches way back to about 1995, if you can remember that far back. Back then the web was a wild and unruly...

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