Rambling About Design

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Some websites are designed with maximum flash. Such visual fireworks don’t always work for some users. When planning a website sensitivity to older computer systems and regions with slower web speeds should be a part of the overall plan. Designers need to realize that simple and minimal doesn’t have to mean boring. There’s nothing wrong with having function having a higher priority over style. Sites need to work with all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) or else alienating some users. Technology needs to be inclusive when possible and how things work needs to make sense, that is good design. 

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Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

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As a long-time Linux user I haven’t used this browser for personal stuff for awhile. However many developers insist on using Internet Explorer for much of the applications they develop. I have to use it for work but that hopefully will be coming to a close soon. 

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination – Yahoo Finance

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Federal regulators moved forward on Thursday with a net neutrality plan to protect openness on the Internet by treating the online world more like heavily regulated telecommunications markets.

This is good news I think. The Internet needs to be a level playing field and open for all.

FCC adopts net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination – Yahoo Finance

Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.com

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This is a great article about our hometown gigabit service being lauded by President Obama! We have wicked fast Internet here and its cheap.

Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.com

Online Friendships

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I am not sure what the real shelf-life of a online friendship is. Perhaps its as long as what is invest into it. I have friends that I met on another blogging site that I have known for about 5 years and that seems like a long time these days.Some friends, online and offline are there for a reason and a season.

Often online friendships make the transition to reality when like-minded folks meet in-person. That is always exciting and you hope you can be as good of friends away from your Internet connection.

So when a relationship wanes there is sadness but the thing about life is that new people can come into your life. Online it seems to be a matter of being friended or followed. We all have a need for companionship in all parts of life. 

The Problem With Web Searches

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How come web searches now look like more ways to get you to see ads. I know its all about search engine optimization and that sort of thing. All one wants to do is get the best information on their topic without having to wade through the irrelevant stuff or sites that look nice until you realize they are nothing but ways to sell you stuff you really don’t need. Back in the early days of Yahoo it was much easier to find something on the topic you wanted because then humans had more control over how searches were presented and sites curated.

All I wanna know more about is how to alleviate a snoring issue. Should be easy enough but nope.