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. 

Typeface Change

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I changed my typeface from the typewriter style to something more modern and rounded. The look was a little distorted and to me. This doesn’t change the overall feel of the blog I think. What do you think?

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Something Retro, Something Blue – I am not talking about the TARDIS from Doctor Who, although it could apply here. In this case I am talking about my blog which now sports the Redux theme that was the long time default theme for new Tumblr users.

I am using a blue scheme for the text and background while implimenting a “typewriter” style typeface. I increased the font sizes on the main body and on the sidebar. The sidebar features icons to my other social sites and a Twitter widget. I removed the stock Twitter feed because it doesn’t work well and looked ugly if you ask me. There are also links to pages and other content on the blog too. I still have some further tweaking to do but this should serve me well for awhile.

Retro still gets the job done if you ask me. Keep on blogging my good people. Make blogging fun again!

Redux, A Classic

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I am now using the Tumblr classic Redux theme on my blog. It is clean layout that you can customize to your liking with some knowledge of .css style sheets. There’s nothing over the top fancy about it but perhaps ones message is the thing that should stand out, right?

Backup Complete

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I have backed up all my documents and most of my pictures to Google Drive and Google Plus Pictures. I now feel more secure and I think it will be nice to have them wherever I go. The price of backing up isn’t much at all and I wanted to get those documents in multiple places. I recommend to everyone have a backup solution that works for your individual needs. All the digital content we produce is important and having them stored properly is a must.

Flying Bits

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Just think if you could see the data that is flying all around you in this digital world we live in. That information contains a lot of messages, information, applications and other stuff. Don’t you wish you could see that data to see what all is going around you. We do live in a high tech world with all sorts of things blazing by us every day.

Digital Stuff

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It’s amazing how much digital stuff we generate over the years. Documents, pix, video, audio and more. I am discovering I should have gone through a bunch of stuff but like a hoarder I can’t seem to get rid of anything. A lot of stuff I have found has been with me for over 10 years. We all have things we hold on to both on our computer and then in our house. The one thing is that you need to find a place to store it all. 

Google Drive

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I am in the process of uploading documents and other things I have done over the years to Google Drive. I needed a easy to use archival system and with the inexpensive (cheap) options the folks at Google provides I chose that route. I want all my documents available anywhere and with a wide variety of devices. It also means freeing up space on my computer. There comes a time when you have a fresh start with your computing and I am wanting to do that. I have pictures backed up online too with Flickr and some with Google Plus.