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Jan 25 | Browsing privacy is a myth

I’ve launched a new project called SeeMyHistory, which is a rather controversial approach to the idea that having any sense of privacy online is a pure unadulterated myth. There was likely a time when the sites we visited were not tracked, when we could simply click on “Clear History” on our browser and restore the […]

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Dec 8 | The Web as we once saw it

I’m particularly fascinated in the ways in the Internet was perceived in the past because the benefit of hindsight gives us a lot to appreciate. From the times of “Compuserve”, “America Online” as “gateways to the world wide web” and the “Information Superhighway” we’re now transitioning to a pervasive, multimedia format that we can hardly […]

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Nov 19 | Common Webpage Layouts

As a web designer I always like to have clients who have some sort of idea of what kinds of webpages they want. Often, the more detail I am provided with, the more likely the designs and modifications I make will be what the client has in mind. One of the great ways to start […]

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Nov 16 | New design

To celebrate a relatively new beginning in California, being back in school, and diving head first in the domain of my passion, human computer interaction, I’ve decided to spicen up the site somewhat. The colors for the header are inspired by the pencils in a coloring pencil set. Look forward to some exciting new posts […]

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Oct 18 | The minimalist aesthetic

How far we have come in comprehending the fundamentals of user-oriented design! Here’s an example where functionality has overridden the long-held tenets of design and visual design: the log in screen for an OS. Whereas Microsoft still hangs on to a left-arrow and Apple to a image button, Ubuntu and many other Linux OSes have […]

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Sep 3 | The IKEA Furor

Just as Tropicana and Pepsi bungled over rebranding, IKEA now has been added to the list, and this time over something slightly less obvious. It’s that feeling you get when you feel like someone’s rubbed your fur the wrong way. If you were a cat, that is. Still, the change is pretty obvious if you […]

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Apr 9 | Rethinking the way to make money online

With the Associated Press raising a row about how to reign in its news sources, twitter banging its head on how to make revenue, and Encarta being dropped because of bad marketing, one cannot help but notice that businesses are scrambling to maintain their revenues in this cash-strapped economy. So here are some things that […]

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Nov 25 | Presenting the new Engineering website

Before the launch… and after! Some cool new features: WordPress backend valid XHTML 1.1 accessibility features (accesskeys) a slideshow a moo JS menu sidebar

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Oct 22 | Never Say “People Should Upgrade Their Browsers”

In the design of the new layout for the Swarthmore Daily Gazette, there have been a fair number of good things, like a more condensed layout and a overall “news-y” feel to it. But I’m not here to applaud, because design would not progress were it not for the harsh criticisms that force change. Above, […]

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Oct 7 | Spicen up your Gchat Status

Who knew? You can copy and paste the following cool Unicode characters into your Gchat (Gmail Gtalk) status bar to spice things there! Also, if you type in a word surrounded by an underscore, like _Really_ busy, the status will italicize the first word to make it look like Really busy. a word surrounded by […]

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