Designing Fictions, Part 3: Designing in the Browser

(This is the third part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first and second part, in case you haven’t and want to read them first.) When it comes to web design, there are those who find the concept of designing in the browser unthinkable, those who think we should be deciding […]

Picasso, and the Courage to Fail.

Le Mystère Picasso (The Picasso Mystery) is a feature film length documentary that documents Picasso’s painting process. The unconventional presentation and surprisingly engaging “plot” aside, there’s one thing that really captured my attention: Picasso’s willingness to fail. In more than one instance, we can see Picasso starting off with a rough idea, then slowly fleshing it […]

Designing Fictions, Part 2: Thoughtful HTML & Content Structure

(This is the second part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first part, in case you haven’t and want to read that first.) It seems there are two distinct approaches to laying out content in web design: content first, versus design first. I’m not about to start arguing which is the […]

Handwriting Fonts: Why Not?

I’m reworking the “theme” of this blog (though given that it’s for my personal use and is so severely customized it probably can’t be used anywhere else, one can hardly call it a real WordPress theme) and have decided to use handwriting fonts for the comments section. Yup, as long as it’s a user comment, […]

Growing Old Ain’t Exactly a Bad Thing.

So my faux leather work bag is starting to come apart, with the zip semi-functioning and bits starting to come off the skin. For the first time in my life, I’m considering spending more than a hundred bucks on a new bag, possibly something in its hundreds. Maybe branded. No, it’s not because I’m starting […]