Defaulting to friendly

Noticed this recently: when you visit CNN.com, their weather widget way down at the bottom has a very friendly default.  If you haven’t told CNN your location, the site displays one of several random cities: Sure, they could guess where you are based on IP, but these defaults are definitely more fun.  A nice touch […]

New theme, old posts. Some early spring cleaning.

A bit of a change of a scenery today with a shiny new theme (let me know what you think!). Some more details on the theme transition: I switched from Lightword over to Twenty Ten, with a few tweaks of my own via a custom child theme.  There’s a great tutorial on making child themes, […]

Got a website? Grade it.

I’ve been getting a decent amount of traffic via search engines, which reminded me about a tool I used to use on website projects.  I’ve found it useful for the past few years, so figured I’d pass it along. It’s called Website Grader and it helps you take care of some basic optimization for search […]

MSN begins preview of a new design & logo

Tonight, MSN announced a preview of the a new design for the site at http://www.msn.com/preview.aspx.  The new look is much cleaner and sports an updated logo. One of the most exciting parts (aside from looking much nicer than its predecessor) is that it integrates social networking feeds (including Windows Live!) right into the page.  You […]