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News : December 2000

Think of this as my way of saying Happy New Year to everyone... I know... I know... I am one sick puppy... you don't have to tell me.... I already know it.

December 31, 2000 at 6:26 PM

Nick Finck

Happy New Year All... welcome 2001, lets hope it brings great things for everyone!!!

December 31, 2000 at 12:48 AM

Jade Palmer

Shift hits issue 50. Interviews with Matt Owens and Warren Corbitt of One9ine, information on how to get your hands on a copy of Gasbook 9 and several other killer features.

December 31, 2000 at 12:45 AM

Nick Finck

Well, I am headed down to the bookstore to get myself a copy of Using Xhtml (Special Edition) by the ever cool Molly E. Holzschlag. This book is hot off the press and since it is written buy the Executive Editor of WebReview you know it's going to be good.

December 30, 2000 at 3:25 PM

Nick Finck

I am in search of resources on branding. Not to be confused with marketing ad campaigns and click-through rates. I need recommendations on books, sites, articles and other resources on branding. If you know of any, please let me know.

December 30, 2000 at 2:43 AM

Nick Finck

510 reflections and counting. Congrats Heather!

December 29, 2000 at 7:38 PM

Nick Finck

Well, if you haven't seen it yet, I am officially announcing that my piece for Creative Republic's City Project is completed.

December 29, 2000 at 12:44 AM

Nick Finck

here we go again. I am pretty sure I have isolated the problem and I can be assured that they understand the "copy" part of "copyright" ...everyone please do me a favor... if you want to use my design, please ask me first.

December 27, 2000 at 11:24 PM

Nick Finck

I think Joe Clark is on to something here. Now, I don't know about the relation to drug abuse because I have never trekked down that path... but I can really relate to the HR people who do not know what they are looking for.

I really have to laugh when I see a job posting for a "web designer" only to see the details include the skills of not only logo design, layout, color theory and branding, but also web developer tasks such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, DOM, and even more so, web programming skills like Perl, ASP, SQL, Oracle and Java.

When was the last time you saw a traditional skilled painter that knew how to decipher 128-bit encryption within 5 seconds in their head?

The days of the "Webmaster" are long since dead... people, it's time to start post realistic job offers and give some realistic expectations of what a single web designer or developer can do within a given day.

December 27, 2000 at 9:09 PM

Nick Finck

I couldn't have said it better myself. Sure, I still have a few awards listed on the index page of this site, but I feel those are really the only ones worth mentioning.

December 27, 2000 at 11:38 AM

Nick Finck

I just found this cool site for the Pixel DNA conference. There are some videos of the speakers.... uhh.. Anyone know Italian?

December 26, 2000 at 9:06 PM

Nick Finck

Some people just don't get it. No matter how many resource you make avilable and no matter how many times you explain it again and again... they just don't catch on. Misunderstandings are what causes indifference. In this case, the author clearly does not understand the reasoning for web standards or the effort involved in encouraging compliance from the product manufactures. You can innovate and still adhere to standards, it's not that hard... if you know what you

December 26, 2000 at 8:57 PM

Nick Finck

Phat, tight and tiny design... what is it? It's called Codegraphik. Finally, someone else besides me realizes that you don't have to have huge 20k graphics to make a site look good. The baby loads fast, don't blink.

December 25, 2000 at 8:00 PM

Nick Finck

Marry Christmas and happy holidays everyone. Best wishes and joyful holiday memories for all.

December 25, 2000 at 3:07 AM

Nick Finck

On this holiday season, please help cheer up a dear friend of Marc Klein, the Creative Republic and myself. Nicolas Boghossian suffers from leukemia and we would really appreciate it if you sent him an email over the holidays. Just one small email is all we ask... something to let him know the world is there for him.

December 23, 2000 at 1:00 PM

Nick Finck

Updated the DOM resources page with newer information and links to related articles.

December 22, 2000 at 6:17 PM

Nick Finck

A new holiday double issue is up on A List Apart. This is so that Jeffrey and I can take a small brake from production over the holidays and enjoy time with out friends and families... and more importantly, enjoy life. One of the two features cover working for a start-up and stock options, etc. Good tips all the way around here. The second feature is by Curt Cloninger and covers the narrative voice of the web... all you zine authors will inhale this article.

December 22, 2000 at 12:22 AM

Nick Finck

Andrew says that Design is Kinky has a new profile of David Carson up for your reading and viewing pleasure. Check it out.

December 21, 2000 at 12:22 AM

Nick Finck

Allaire has released the 4.5.2 update for Homesite. Some of the new features include Extended Integration with Third-Party Tools... which basically means you can work FTP using IPSwitch's WS FTP plus tools like HTML Tidy and of course TopStyle. Enhanced Language Support this time around includes support for SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language), IMFL (RealPix), RTML (RealText), updated ColdFusion tags, support for all WML (wireless markup language) tags including phone.com extensions. They have also improved Homesite's Resource Management, which means no more memory issues that force the program to crash. If you have 4.5 or 4.5.1 you can upgrade for free.

December 21, 2000 at 12:10 AM

Nick Finck

NY riot anyone?

December 19, 2000 at 11:32 PM

Jade Palmer

Adobe has a nice new feature on kubrick.org. Author's include Zeldman, Widegren, Jenett, Petrunia, Stephens, Cina, Stumpo and a several others.

December 19, 2000 at 1:28 PM

Nick Finck

For IE5/Mac only right now: a must see from Panic. PNG!

December 19, 2000 at 6:08 AM

Makiko Itoh

Get creative with cube-tastik fun!

December 18, 2000 at 3:12 AM

Jade Palmer

ALA contributor and WDF administrator, Peter-Paul Koch has started a new mailing list about JavaScript implementation of the W3C DOM. If you interested in the future of DOM and how it impacts the Web, I suggest you subscribe to this list.

December 16, 2000 at 4:51 PM

Nick Finck

Matt Rea shares with us a very interesting article from Edge entitled "The Second Coming: A Manifesto" by David Gelernter. Good reads. (current music: Aerosmith, "Livin' On The Edge")

December 15, 2000 at 1:55 PM

Nick Finck

evolt.org turns two... Two years, that's a long time in web years. I have great respect for collaborative groups like these. Evolt is perhaps the perfect example of a successful collaborative group. (my curent web browsing music, "The Beatles, Revolution"... another good match)

December 15, 2000 at 11:27 AM

Nick Finck

Whoa... practically overnight... a whole new Haughey... very seasonal... nice work Matt! (my curent web browsing music, "Gary Hoey, Ho! Ho! Hoey II"... good match)

December 14, 2000 at 11:32 PM

Nick Finck

Another great article by J. David Eisenberg this week on A List Apart. This time around Mr. Eisenberg talks about using XSLT to transform XML... this is another must read.

December 14, 2000 at 11:16 PM

Nick Finck

Revisit an old favorite. Java, Director and Flash, but so beautiful. Definitely not standard anything. :)

December 14, 2000 at 11:05 PM

Makiko Itoh

While we are on the subject of web standards... Joe Clark, contributor to ALA, writes his thoughts down about how he feels the standards war is going. He titles the article "The Glorious People

December 13, 2000 at 10:38 PM

Nick Finck

Jeffrey Zeldman, Glenn Davis and Tim Bray and Dori Smith addressed the crowd at Macromedia's Builder.com in a keynote speech regarding WaSP and web standards.

December 13, 2000 at 10:18 PM

Nick Finck

Issue #095 is now online at Kaliber10000. It is a very special issue to me because two killer guys from Dreaming America were involved with the production of this feature. Hats off to Scott Benish and Josh Kneedler.

December 12, 2000 at 7:24 PM

Nick Finck

Jame and Friends have done a little reworkin... always nice

December 12, 2000 at 2:57 AM

Jade Palmer

I found this cool site via DiK's Mugshots. I like the use of motion... even more so, the artist is a true animator and cinematographer... 8mm, 16mm... you name it. However, the most interesting thing about this site is that it has a message. Check out the d-reel. This reminds me, I need to add my animation work to my portfolio.

December 11, 2000 at 10:04 PM

Nick Finck

The Aussies don't stop. Visual Response KARMA (VR09) is now live on the Australian INfront. The Transformers, more than meets the eye Visual Dialogue (VD06) between Justin Fox, Richard May, Domenic Bartolo, Finnegan Spencer and Sean Torstensson is now live too. "If you're gonna ride, Danno...ride in style!".

December 11, 2000 at 2:34 PM

Justin Fox

Check it out! New T-Shirts on sale at Design is Kinky! T-Shirt designs by Famewhore's Francis Chan, Mike Cina and Jade Palmer!

December 10, 2000 at 12:04 AM

Nick Finck

Heather Champ tells it like it is on her site, Harrumph! and I couldn't agree more. I mean really, what is the deal with growing fast, since when has it been better to have a big company? What ever happened to small an very creative? Gabe and my friends over at Second Story seem to be the only people in town who knows that a smaller company is sometimes better... and without questions, a hell of a lot more creative. Today I get a phone interview for a job at one of the fortune 100 companies... go figure.

December 8, 2000 at 11:12 AM

Nick Finck

Six and One over at SpeechTherapy tried to sneak by with a redesign without being noticed... to bad nothing escapes my eyes.

December 8, 2000 at 9:13 AM

Nick Finck

I kind of like the idea of this site... who said you can't get fifteen minutes of fame?

December 6, 2000 at 11:07 PM

Nick Finck

Please bare with us as Digital Web goes through a domain propagation. For some of you, this could mean that the server might appear to be down for a short while.

December 6, 2000 at 11:53 AM

Nick Finck

For those of you who have yet to check out the tool known as E-Quill, I suggest you run, don't walk and download this killer little tool. It only works in Internet Explorer but it is well worth it... especially if you ever need to make changes on a web page design wise or in the content of the page. This tool gets my highest rating.

December 5, 2000 at 10:30 PM

Nick Finck

that might sound a bit confusing. the new cover for archinect was created by Richard

December 5, 2000 at 4:43 PM

Daniel Vena

Paul Petrunia never ceases to amaze me. Check out his new intro and slight redesign of Archinect. Slick, very slick.

December 4, 2000 at 2:30 PM

Nick Finck

the king of highband has run out of bandwidth.

December 4, 2000 at 1:12 PM

Daniel Vena

Adobe has featured Kioken this week (as we predicted). Also if you haven't read the current Interview on Digital Web, I think now would be a good time.

December 4, 2000 at 8:52 AM

Nick Finck

Updated a few resources tonight. Check out the new Web Colors and Typography sections. Special thanks to Tim Webster and Bob Stein. I also plan on expanding out some of the other sections and removing some of the link rot. Please let me know if I am missing a resource somewhere, or if you would like to suggest a site.

December 3, 2000 at 2:01 AM

Nick Finck

A new issue of *spark-online is live for your reading pleasure. Check it out!

December 2, 2000 at 2:47 PM

Nick Finck

Ahh yes, nothing like a new Remedi to fill the soul. I am talking about a new issue of The Remedi Project, online and live for you drooling pleasure!

December 1, 2000 at 10:59 AM

Nick Finck

Kaliber10000 recognizes World AIDS Day, a day without art.

December 1, 2000 at 1:24 AM

Nick Finck

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