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FirstPriority.cc Redesign Launches!

On August 11, 2006, Posted by , in Design Stuff, tags , with No Comments

I’ve been a bad blogger—but a good Web designer lately. I have been redesigning the First Priority of South Florida Web site. First Priority focuses on uniting the Church to reach middle and high school campuses for Christ. Their site provides information on starting and finding Campus Clubs, students’ rights…

Whoa Dude! Don’t Try Too Hard

On May 22, 2006, Posted by , in Design Stuff, tags , with No Comments

A few days ago, the President spoke to a group of Olympic athletes from the Torino Winter Games. Whether it was him or his speechwriter, someone tried way too hard to be cool when he said, “We want to thank all the dudes and dudesses of the snowboarders who are…

Site Entropy—When Adding Subtracts

On April 21, 2006, Posted by , in Design Stuff, tags , with No Comments

Don’t be afraid of white (or “negative”) space. It is not evil. It will not hurt you. Resist the temptation to fill up every pixel on the screen. Keep your site clean. Give your content and graphics some breathing room. People often equate white space with wasted space. They see…

Site Entropy—From the Start

On April 21, 2006, Posted by , in Design Stuff, with No Comments

Site entropy can work its way into a site even before it is launched. The process of creating a website involves a variety of skill sets. More often than not, this means a variety of people—designers, developers, coders and so on—each with their own take on website creation theory. That…

Site Entropy—What’s That?

On April 21, 2006, Posted by , in Design Stuff, with No Comments

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines entropy as “a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder.” It’s the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It happens all around us. It happens in nature when things decay, rust, or corrode. It happens to our cars when they spew smoke and won’t…