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a designer / project manager with roots in journalism and startups

December 2010

12/22/2010

One of those days

I don’t usually get personal and sentimental on my blog, but today I’m feeling exceptionally poetic. Maybe it’s the rain or the holidays or the fact that I only slept four hours last night. Maybe it’s because the year is drawing to a close. It’s one of those days that I want to freeze and Read More

12/22/2010

College Publisher to start charging and supporting WordPress

Well, folks. I didn’t think I’d see this day coming, although I probably should have: For $4,500/year, College Publisher will host and maintain a WordPress install for college publications. This is good news and bad news. But first, a little background. College Publisher is the platform that hundreds of college publications throughout the United States Read More

12/20/2010

Design trends in the Google Chrome app store

My latest 10,000 Words post outlines the latest news design trends in the Google Chrome app store, many of which I believe could be pointing at a future of news design. Notably, I point to: Grid layouts Keyboard shortcuts Full screen glory Multi-column text display Multi-paneled layouts Big, beautiful video and imagery In-browser notifications Offline Read More

12/04/2010

The stuff I put on my face

After a personal IM conversation with my good friend Greg Linch, in which we were talking about keeping track of our personal data, I started thinking about what kinds of substances I’m putting into and on my body in my day-to-day routine. Then I realized that, just in putting on my face every morning, my routine creams and lotions are ridiculous. I shocked myself after listing them out. I put a lot of crap on my face every day.