Heed not they who bash thy good name Nano

When Apple first released the iPod in 2001 I thought, “wow, those are pretty cool; I’d like to get one of those someday”. But as the years went on, and the models changed, I never did. For one, I’m cheap. Second, I’m picky. I never needed the vast storage of the nice models, and frankly didn’t want to pay the hefty price tag (see? cheap.). Well what about the shuffle you may ask… and I would refer you back to the picky. If I was going to get an iPod, I wanted to get one that I would enjoy. And that required an actual interface. When the first generation Nano’s arrived, I thought ‘aha, here we go’. But alas, it never happened (back to the cheap). Fast forward to 2007. I knew Apple was about to announce new iPod’s in the fall, so I figured now was my chance. I could get the gen 2 Nano for cheap after they announce the Gen 3. Perfect. I’ll finally take the plunge.

Hide those ugly lines with new and improved overflow:hidden!

Ok, so let’s say you’re doing image replacement on an unordered list. Since we’re all good boys and girls here, we include the actual text inside the link tag and spin it off the left of the screen with text-indent. Well if you’re a Firefox user (or test with it), then you may recall seeing the border generated around the navigation and going off the left of the screen (see below).

Safari time for Windows developers

Today Steve Jobs announced Safari for Windows. Like many people out there, my first thoughts were “What?” and “Why?”. After a minute, it becomes pretty clear this is an iPhone thing. The bright point of this announcement for Mac users is that our brethren web developers who are chained to Windows can now easily test Safari without buying a Mac.

Escaping the Matrix

Last weekend my wife and I went away for a four day get-away at a resort hotel. Initially I had the idea I would take my laptop along just in case the hotel had wi-fi. After a bit of consideration, I decided against it. After all, it’s a vacation, right?

The customer is always right.

I’m sure many of you had have had the customer who fancies themselves an interface and design expert. The kind who will put their nose to the screen and request a logo be moved “an eighth of an inch to the left”, or wants “a little more blue in the link color”. That’s all well and good. After all, it is their site.

Broken Bow.

First blog post. Ever.

So what does one say to his non-existent readers? There will most definitely be some design changes. There will be random chatter about Macs, web development and web development using Macs. I’m sure there will also be a whole sloo of random. I hope this site will find its voice in short order, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Thanks for dropping by.