How is a web page hit counter like a fanny pack?

hit counterHINT: Both were popular in the mid-1990s. One was popular in the 1980s … if you know which is which, then you’re an astute historian.

And both fanny packs and hit counters have been made a lot of fun of in the years since. (more…)

Web clients, beware!

skull and bonesI make nice web sites.

Yet, once a web site is complete, and a web site owner has not opted for further search engine optimization (SEO), I have found a few of my web sites completely revamped. Either by the owner, who thinks he/she knows best, or by a “friend.” The web sites retain the original look, but are tricked out with all kinds of useless and even damaging changes. (more…)

Why Comic Sans isn’t funny anymore

Example of the Comic Sans font.

You may find a lot of posts online that talk about the overuse of the font Comic Sans. My attention was drawn to Comic Sans this afternoon when a colleague pointed out a web site that used Comic Sans throughout, both as a display (i.e., headline) font and as a body (i.e., text) font.

But what’s really at issue here? (more…)

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