Posts Tagged ‘Web Dev and Design’

Live, and looking like it’ll stay that way

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

I’ll keep this on the short side, if only because I’m still not completely convinced that it’s real. It seems as though one of the longest running projects at my place of employment has finally launched, and what’s more, it might actually stay live this time: the redesign of the Lime Wire web site.

The new Lime Wire home page

Without overstating it, this update has been years in the making and was a complete team effort. I’m happy to say my fingerprints are among those in there — mostly in the HTML and CSS work, less so in the design than past projects I’ve worked on. I can also say it was one of the damnedest and most infuriating bits of work. Big words of praise to David, Jorge, Arthur, Angel and all those employees past and present who had a part in bringing the site into the modern age of the web.

Really, it’s like the site is being held together with HTML and satanic powers. The fact that we’re currently at code revision 666 is only helping reinforce that assumption on my part…. ^_^

Professional grade links

Monday, September 18th, 2006

I actually managed to fit some web and design related reading into my weekend web browsing. Thought I’d share the cream of the crop — that and linking them here will help me find them later on.

Only the beginning

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Lime Wire Unified While my work for Lime Group thus far has resulted in a few new faces for some of the other parts of the company, the team at Lime Wire has waited patiently for their turn. As of this afternoon they received their first return on that patience.

Yes Virginina, Lime Wire has a blog.

Not too bad for a first stab at ripping apart a WordPress theme and bending it to my will, but there is far more tweaking I can (and will) do in the future. Before that can happen this shiney new skin has to be extended to the Wiki and Forum that are linked up at the top of the page. Expect short little announcements up here when that happens, just like I always do when something I’m proud of launches.

There are some bright people here, and I’m just happy to be among them.

Yet another blog for me to ignore making posts to

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long, but my freelancing company — Creek Bed Industries — finally has its own blog. Real bare bones stuff for the time being, but at least it’s up and running. If I have anything to say about design, web tech, software, etc. it’ll probably end up over there.

I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions, but if I were to make some for ’06 I think it would be along the lines of “redesign all my web sites”. They’re either using very slightly modified default templates provided by the software running them or designs that are a few years old. My portfolio is so out of sync it’s not even funny.

Insanity, productivity, profanity

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Damn, got caught up in doing nothing again and forgot to post. I also forgot to eat, breathe, sleep and pay my water bill. However, at the same time I learn to survive in a vacuum, generate all the energy I need to sustain myself from a 60 watt light bulb and bathe myself like a feline, so I guess I’m still doing okay. I’ll leave it to you to sort the bullshit from the truth, but one certainly outweighs the other.

Now then, how about we talk about what’s really been going on?

Work over the past few weeks has been quite productive. Two sites I’ve done have gone live in the last seven days in fact: the brand spankin’ new New York City Streets Renaissance and a new face for Lime Brokerage. The latter will probably see more updates sooner than the former. I can’t begin to tell you how good it feels to be delivering on sites again.

Also, after many years of walking past the Angelika theater and staring at the marquees I finally managed to make a visit for a film. Teresa and I checked out The Squid and the Whale, a lovely little tale about casual cursing, divorce, bloody noses, limp handshakes and problems with drinking and sperm. Yes, I’m making it sound much weirder than it actually is, but I liked it. I felt some real visceral reactions from the performances — Jeff Daniels’ actually made me want to reach out and choke his character at times for all his myopic arrogance. If you’ve got 81 minutes and ten bucks, I highly suggest going out to see it.