Smiley Cat Web Design – pull-quotes gallery

October 27, 2009

Christian Watson, of Smiley Cat Web Design, which has a subsidiary, Elements of Design (“an alternative web desig showcase”). Check out this beautiful gallery of pull-quotes – some of which I think I’d characterize as “call-outs,” which, in my mental taxonomy, are properly a subset of pull-quotes.
Here’s one that I liked a lot,
Gallery with [...]

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Good reads on blog promotion and other matters at Blogussion

October 26, 2009

A quick trip to Blogussion | Blogging Discussion, Tips & Tricks willl yield a bunch1  of posts well worth reading, including:
Blog Promotion: 169 New Ways to Build Traffic like a Ninja
4 Easy Ways To Increase Readership On Your Blog
5 Easy Blog Improvements in under 5 Minutes
100+ Lists To Help You Become a Better Blogger
Blogussion.

Surfeit, abundance, [...]

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Font Burner WordPress plugin: Powerful, easy to use – and dangerous

October 25, 2009

The Font Burner Control Panel plugin seems to be the creation of one Adrian Hanft, a/k/a Adrian3, but more properly, Adrian E. Hanft, III (from “About” page). This terrific plugin lets you:

Change heading fonts in WordPress (h1 through h4);
choose from over one thousand (1,000) and growing non-commercial fonts;
requires no code writing

Plus – it lets you [...]

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An argument against drop-down menus

October 23, 2009

Learning the World is a blog by Martin Kliehm, a web developer in Germany who also specializes in accessibility. In “Accessible Drop-Down Menus,” Kliehm lucidly explains what’s problematic about them, and just as clearly lays out a number of means by which the barriers can be lowered, if not eliminated.
Other posts worth knowing about:

Enhanced Keyboard-accessible [...]

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Thomas Hofter/Lunatic Studios

October 17, 2009

From Thomas Hofter of Lunatic Studios: some interesting  WordPress plugins, two WordPress themes, and some brilliant macro photography:

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Dan Masters/Zoundry Raven blogging client

October 8, 2009

Dan Masters – a web designer in Austin, has a very persuasive review of  Zoundry, an off-line blogging client. That is, one composes a post irrespective of having an internet connection. I’d been looking for an off-line client, and Masters’ review persuaded me to try it out. Masters’ piece actually predates a new version called [...]

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When a map will help your post make sense

September 29, 2009

Sometimes a map will help your post make sense; on other occasions, it’s just an opportunity to add a beautiful image to a post. A great source for unusual and beautiful maps is Mappery.I just used a map of Manhattan in this post, NYC – free crosstown bus plan may reflect understanding of transportation system [...]

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Using dummy text as testing tool

September 28, 2009

Alyssa Gregory, the autueur1 of Small Business Idea Generator blog.has a post 7 Dummy Text Generators: Which Is Your Favorite? on Sitepoint. Five I’ve known and used; two were new.
As I’ve been tinkering with the design of my primary blog – Popular Logistics – I’ve started to identify the problems (let’s hope I’ve done it [...]

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HTML-Ipsum – preformatted dummy copy

September 28, 2009

HTML Ipsum Presents –
is a website, as described by Smashing Magazine, “A useful little website created by Chris Coyier. It provides you with the standard Latin text already in HTML tags. Clicking on any of the blocks automatically copies the text to your clipboard!”
Here’s one sample copied and pasted, in one click, from HTML-Ipsum, [...]

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Skelliewag – beautiful redesign, increasingly thoughtful content

September 27, 2009

Skelliewag is a blog about blogging – a “Meta-Blog” – and it’s excellent. We’ll let Skellie describe herself:
Skelliewag is a blog about planning, creating and growing the online projects you’re obsessed with. If you have big ideas that keep you awake at night (in a good way), this is written for you.
Who is Skellie?
Skellie is [...]

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