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A Great Site for Seamless Web Patterns

The Pattern Library.

I love this site and have been using it often. It offers a great little collection of nicely designed seamless web patterns that are free to use. It’s a small collection, but very nicely curated.

WordPress and the New Yorker

From FastCoDesign:
“With the relaunch, NewYorker.com runs on WordPress, a more robust, user-friendly CMS. “We’re looking at almost total upside there,” Thompson tells me. Because the tools are no longer getting in the way of producers doing their job, NewYorker.com is now able to publish a greater volume of stories every day. The site used to top out at 10 or 12 stories each day: now, it publishes around 20 per day. “It’s a lot easier to be productive now, and we can now make the site fresh a lot more quickly than we used to,” says Thompson.”
via How The New Yorker Finally Figured Out The Internet: 3 Lessons From Its Web Redesign | Co.Design | business + design.

Late Summer Marshes

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on an image that I’m excited about. This was from a photo I took a year ago. Six months later I started doodling over it with the Procreate app. But yesterday I finally came back to it and felt like it was close to being finished. Read more

The Last Days of the Tiny ISP

In 1996 I got hired by a small, fledgling ISP. My boss was a 20 year old former pizza delivery guy. I was taking graphic design courses at the community college and he was looking for a graphic designer that was willing to learn HTML, so they could offer web design. Read more

A Little Backyard Gardening

Been going a little overboard with the gardening this year. Basically I started out growing a bunch of vegetable plants from seed, and when I saw how well they were progressing, I decided to do some flowers from seeds. Read more