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Sep 18

How Microsoft Can Make Windows 8 Better For Productivity

Windows 8 is an extremely exciting OS. It has strong implications toward the future of operating systems and personal computing. Overall, I think the concepts that Microsoft has introduced with Windows 8 are very positive. Like others out there though, a major concern of mine is the lack of seamless integration between the “old-school” and […]

Apr 25

rmsjr.com Redesign

Today I published an initial redesign of this website! Design goals The goal with this new design was to develop a simple, responsive layout that provided flexibility for creative expression through graphic design work. I am a big fan of the idea of providing customized page design based on the subject matter of the content. […]

Jan 3

RMSforms – A flexible CSS Forms Framework to Help Style Those Pesky Forms

If you are a Web designer or developer, you know that styling forms with CSS is a huge pain. Not only are browser inconsistencies rampant in form elements, but it is very difficult to get an advanced form to layout correctly, both visually & semantically. To alleviate these issues and to help designers / developers […]

Jul 6

Wall-E: The Best Pixar Film To Date

I am no movie critic but I am a huge fan of Pixar movies and 3D animation in general. I have to say, after seeing every Pixar movie multiple times over, that Wall-E ranks #1 out of them all, in front of Andrew Stanton’s last Pixar film: “Finding Nemo”. I was extremely impressed and pleasantly […]

Mar 28

Amazing Web Design Rap

Listen to this guy… Everything he says is so true.

Jan 9

Web design – The Hazy Mental Image of Comparison

You’ve worked hours on it. It’s beautiful. It’s got glossy buttons, reflections, trendy diagonal lines and the perfect combination of textures and gradients. It’s easy to understand, the information is logically organized, the content is emphasized beautifully by contrasting colors and visual elements. It looks amazing… something like this or this: Now it’s time to […]

Jan 5

Seamless ’06 – ’08 Honda Civic Portable Navigation Setup

If you want navigation system capabilities in your ’06-’08 Civic but don’t want to shell out thousands for a stock navigation system from a dealer, or spend close to 1000 to install an in-dash Nav, or just want a transferable navigation device, portable navigation is the only way to go. The downsides to portable navigation […]

Dec 27

Big and Bold vs. High Contrast and Elegant

“I want it bigger! I want it bolder!” These words have been heard by probably every web designer when consulting with a client. It is a comment that is very limited in its ability to give a designer any sort of useful feedback toward the visual design of a website because “bigger and bolder” needs […]

Dec 21

10 Places NOT to Talk on Your Cell Phone

There are many places out there where the use of a cell phone works very effectively in pointing out a pompous, low class asshole. These are all places that, by default, you should NOT talk on a cell phone.
Here’s a list of 10 of those places (in no specific order)…

Dec 19

Why or Why Not Use a Liquid Layout?

Deciding on a liquid or fixed layout is a decision that should be based on design, technique, and whether or not we are willing to take into account the nature of the web as a “liquid” medium. In the term “liquid layout”, I’m not referring to web sites where only the background colors / background […]