October 5, 2011
While I will always have a special affinity for ink and paper, this “internet” thing isn’t going away. While I’ve designed sites for years, building them has been a different story. Until recently.
I’ve begun branching out and doing more web work. In the process, I’ve discovered a few things:
1-CSS is not remotely scary. Web guys have known this for years, I know, but it sure sounds intimidating to a print guy. It’s not. In fact, it’s awesome.
2- Typekit is amazing. If you’re a font snob (which, to be honest, I totally am), this thing is a dream come (mostly) true. Real fonts on the web. The company was just acquired by Adobe (which is promising), and the only thing that keeps them from being perfect is the lack of House Industries and Device fonts on their platform. If you’re not using Typekit, well, you’re really missing out on some beautiful type options.
3- Div tags are brilliant.
4- Internet Explorer is not my favorite browser, since (being a Microsoft product) it insists on playing by its own set of arcane rules which I am still figuring out. Still…
5- I enjoy working on and building websites. This surprises me to no end, but it’s turning out to be true.
Here are links to some recent web projects (click the screens to visit the sites):