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Design Books

December 30, 2003 | View Comments (159) | simpl(e)y thinking

Design books that help influence us beyond the typical XHTML/CSS stuff.

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Web Design Magazines

December 28, 2003 | View Comments (38) | simpl(e)y asking

Know of any good web design magazines?

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Programmer's Greatest Resource

December 23, 2003 | View Comments (26) | simpl(e)y thinking

A programmer's greatest resource is exposed.

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AIfIA

December 22, 2003 | View Comments (31) | simpl(e)y done different

Our small redesign of AIfIA.

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Have we become stagnant?

December 19, 2003 | View Comments (197) | simpl(e)y thinking

It may be time to think differently about how we design websites.

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No One Thing Makes A Project

December 13, 2003 | View Comments (100) | simpl(e)y thinking

Even one project has many pieces that need to fit together for it to be successful.

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Liquid Layouts

December 11, 2003 | View Comments (127) | too hard

Maybe liquid is getting too hard for everyone on the web.

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favorite fonts

December 09, 2003 | View Comments (26) | simpl(e)y asking

We love fonts, what are your favorite ones? Maybe we will discover some new ones to play with.

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web content

December 09, 2003 | View Comments (26) | too hard

Besides a million other things, content can make or break your site if it is too difficult to understand. canadadrugs.com

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one button mouse

December 06, 2003 | View Comments (8) | too easy

Apple and their one button mouse doesn't make sense to us.

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urls

December 06, 2003 | View Comments (4) | too hard

urls are too hard to use for navigation on the web.

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reset buttons and online forms

December 05, 2003 | View Comments (45) | too easy

Why does the reset button exist?

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The 26 in 52 of 2004 Project

December 04, 2003 | View Comments (45) | simpl(e)y done

The 26 in 52 project will begin soon. Check it out.

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All links are not created equal

December 04, 2003 | View Comments (6) | too hard

We have already spoken about making links distinctive on websites, but another issue arises after that and this is something we are very guilty of ourselves. Many times while surfing the web we will find a link to some information...

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Simon Willison done different

December 03, 2003 | View Comments (48) | simpl(e)y done different

We like designing so much that we sometimes just design sites just to keep our skills moving forward. Simon recently redesigned his wonderful blog and not too many people seemed pleased with it. We on the other hand prefer the...

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Links on websites

December 03, 2003 | View Comments (36) | too hard

As designers we can understand the need to find new and creative ways to present information on the web. However, some sites are beginning to take this to an extreme with links. Before, links were special because they were easily...

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Finding information on websites

December 02, 2003 | View Comments (314) | too hard

As everyone knows the web is filled with useful information. The web is also filled with a bunch of useless information that some way found its way there and because of the web will more than likely remain there for...

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Glass doors

December 01, 2003 | View Comments (23) | too hard

Too many hotels have these fancy looking glass doors. Their design is simply beautiful...and stupid. Have you ever walked up to a glass door wandering which side should I push and whether I should push instead of pull? Maybe the...

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Multiple light switches

December 01, 2003 | View Comments (21) | too hard

Ever walk into a room that was dark and you needed to turn on the lights? When you find the light switch panel there are three perfectly spaced switches and each of them controls a different set of lights. You...

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CD-ROM/DVD Drives

December 01, 2003 | View Comments (29) | too easy

To open the cd burner and dvd burner on my computer I push a button. To close the tray I always just want to push the tray back in. However, it is known that this could cause damage to the...

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