A Dream

At the very beginning of my career, heck as I was studying to start it, in web design and development I took a course on the laws surrounding web design. It was a short course and really only covered how Section 508 applies to building software for the government and their contractors. But during that … [Read more…]

With Great Transitions

Websites that have lots of movement have always bugged me a bit, but lately they are bugging me a lot more. I don’t know if this is because something in me is different or because or because I have become sympathetic to those that have disorders where motion affects them (Like Marissa).

Goodbye Steve

I grew up on Apple computers. They encouraged me to drawn, animate, write prose and code. they were easy to use and were the thing that I always came back to. Now, I use the beautiful tools he has designed (well lead the design of) every day. He has given me a career that makes … [Read more…]

Vestibular Disorders and the Internet

5by5.tv hosts Jeffrey Zeldman’s “The Big Web Show”. Episode #55 from September 1st had on budding web designer Marissa Christina of abledis.com to talk about living with and trying to become a web designer with a vestibular disorder. The program went back on forth on what it is like, becoming a designer and what we … [Read more…]

Mike: an Interview

I needed new tires on my car. Instead of waiting inside the stale waiting room of the auto repair shop with the greasy chairs and burnt coffee, I decided to head across the lot to the mall for some food, tea, and free wifi to get some work done. While eating my lunch, I noticed … [Read more…]

I Love Retro Cameras

I have a collection of 18 cameras (for now) ranging in manufacture date from 1936 through the 2010. I have twin lens reflex, medium format, Polaroid, range finders, folding, 35mm and digital cameras. I can’t get enough. And I still shoot film. The problem is the scanning and post processing of the film.

Every Good Cook Needs a Few Good Tools

To do good cooking you need the right tools. The tools don’t need to be expensive, but they have to work. They need to be an extension of yourself, comfortable and reliable. They should also make your job cooking easier to maximize your time with family.Here is my list of tools that I use to … [Read more…]

Do’s and Don’ts for Web Accessibility

While at this time the federal government has not made it mandatory or criminal if you do not, the larger your company is the more likely it could face a civil trial. Target Corporation has been through a suit filed by the American Council of the Blind in which the ACB won $6 million dollars … [Read more…]