November 12, 2005

Designing when your not a designer

Posted in ten years old at 6:04 pm by mfnca

Programming was what attracted me to the web a little over ten years ago. I still look at things from a programmers perpective but now I am trying to also see the design aspects. Content may be king but it is the cover design that attracts the reader to explore the content. Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag’s book “The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web? helped me look at websites from the design perspective. I like Shaun Inman entry in Zen Garden called This is Cereal


November 5, 2005

learning from the best

Posted in ten years old at 8:59 pm by mfnca

The most talked about redesign this year is Jeffrey Zeldman’s website A List Apart It was designed by Jason Santa Maria. Not only did he do the layout but provide a new logo and branding system as well. Many of the changes and challenges are document by Jeffrey’s article. Jason also talks about the redesign on his website and Eric Meyer does the same as well. Although this is the number one site for learning about web design, development and standards probably the most influential website has to be Dave Shea’s a zen garden which sports 185 redesigns

October 30, 2005

ten years in the web

Posted in ten years old at 12:09 am by mfnca

This coming year Medicinal Food News will be 10 years old. The design has really not changed much in those years and I suppose the site needs a bit of a make over. I am presently leaning to a fluid design and have looked at a fair number of sites for inspiration. I am hoping to keep line length reasonable for large screens and at the same time have the the site look good on the small screen too. I also want the site to have accessibilty as well with screen readers. Ok, enough of my wish list. Here’s what the site looks like todayAs it is today