Worst Nav Bar Ever?

There’s probably something worse out there somewhere, but I certainly haven’t seen anything this bad in a long time. This is the bottom nav bar on all the pages at Roget’s Hyperlinked Thesaurus. You actually have to use almost all […]

Row-based designs

I wrote an article for the new online Web design magazine, 13things, entitled “Horizontal Flow: The Magic of Row-Based Design.” In it, I examine what the effect of column-based design has been, advantages of using rows to recapture the organizational […]


Working on a new MacBook is like worshipping in the temple of the Goddess of Beauty.

Chrome is shiny!

Since downloading Chrome two days ago, I’ve had the chance both to work and play with it, and I must say I’m tremendously impressed. Initial reactions: Chrome is fast. Very fast. The difference is especially noticeable on high-bandwidth connections. (On […]

Password security

I’ve been thinking about password security recently. Like many people I generally use one “strong” password for most of my access in cyberspace. The memorable strong password idea is definitely an improvement over the oldskool practice of changing a password […]


Eye candy is pretty, by definition. But too much is too much, and AT&T’s new browser, Pogo seems to suffer from the vast amount of resources demanded by its attempt to make the most mundane Web tasks (finding a bookmark, […]