Oddities & Diversions: February 2007

February 28, 2007

National Mechanics

National Mechanics, a beautiful new website for the Philly bar.

February 27, 2007


Dan Mall, Jon Aldinger, and Mark Huot introduce swfIR, a Flash-based, image replacement technique. Some features include: dynamic image rotation, rounded corners, and my favorite, elastic images. For image resizing, Flash has one of the better rendering engines, ensuring smoother images as they grow. Fantastic technique! Read more about the development on Dan’s site.

A List Apart: Issue 233

A List Apart: Issue 233, In this issue: Flash and standards, the love that dare not speak its name. Plus the silent weight of invalid markup. Articles by Dan Mall and Ethan Marcotte.

February 20, 2007


My name tag(s) from last week’s open house at Happy Cog, as prepared by Kevin.

An Event Apart Seattle 2007

An Event Apart Seattle, June 21-22, 2007. Two days of design and code with 9 speakers, including: Tim Bray, Jeff Veen, Andy Budd, Khoi Vinh, Shawn Lawton Henry, Shaun Inman, Mike Davidson, Jason Santa Maria, Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman. Huzzah!

February 9, 2007

National Gazette launches

National Gazette is finally live! The design and logo were joint ventures between Cameron and myself, the markup was handily done by Joshua Bryant, along with some post-delivery adjustments from the client.

February 6, 2007

A List Apart: Issue 232

A List Apart: Issue 232, In this issue: Make sense of Flash embedding and build elastic multi-column layouts with columns of equal height. Articles by Bobby van der Sluis and Alan Pearce.

February 5, 2007

AEA Boston Seats Selling Fast!

An Event Apart Boston seats are selling fast. If you plan on going, you might want to grab your ticket soon!

February 3, 2007

The second font war

So, it is a combination of the oldest form of type, a single master for a single size, and the new form, a TT font. From Opening shots in the Second Font War, a very interesting Roger Black Interview with the Font Bureau’s David Berlow.