I am a web designer from Toronto.
Have I fooled you all with my disappearing act? Did you think I was gone from your lives for good? Well unfortunately for you, THIS BABY’S STICKIN’ AROUND. As usual, let me list the numerous reasons for my absence:
- I was lazy.
- School started.
- Blogging is a lot of work & I was lazy.
- I was too busy making THIS PLACE!!!
Yes, it’s true: Sunshined.org is no longer. Or, at least, it will be when it expires in May of next year. I know it all seems very sudden with this big site switch and host change and new layout, and I’m sorry for not letting you in on my plans. But I wanted it to be a surprise, so…SURPRISE!
This has been a long time coming. Seriously.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m feeling very nostalgic today…
There was an old man named Michael Finnegan,
He had whiskers on his chinnegan,
Along came the wind and blew them in again,
Poor old Michael Finnegan. Begin again!
Here we go again…
I do not understand why people are STILL not crediting images and content on tumblr. Tumblr have now made it even easier for you to credit and source images so why are people still being lazy and not crediting? I have just witnessed someone take a image from a tumblr blog, take the said content and blog it with no credit, nothing. Literally two posts apart from each other on my dashboard.
Seriously guys. It’s really not that hard and if this was your work being thrown around the internet without people giving you the credit you deserved you’d be fucking pissed. Source your shit!
"Subtle is a cousin of beautiful.
Subtle design and messaging challenge the user to make her own connections instead of spelling out every detail. Connections we make are more powerful than connections made for us. If Amazon and Zappos had been called “reallybigbookstore.com” and “tonsofshoes.com” it might have made some early investors happy, but they would have built little of value.
Subtle details demonstrate power. Instead of being in an urgent hurry to yell about every feature or benefit, you demonstrate confidence by taking your time and allowing people to explore. They don’t put huge banners on the Hermes store, announcing how good the silk is and how many famous people shop there…
And subtle messaging communicates insider status. I don’t have to say, “Hey I was in Skull and Bones too! You should hire me!” Instead, a subtle (secret) handshake does all the talking that’s needed.
It’s tempting to turn the dial all the way to 11, the make everything just a bit louder. The opposite is precisely what you might need.
I’m aware of the oxymoronic nature of spelling out details about subtlety. At least I didn’t explicitly point out the Spinal Tap reference.”