Category Archives: Web Stuff

My thoughts and ideas on everything related to web design and development. This is what I do for work, but it is also what I do for fun, because I am a geek.

Rantings and Ramblings? Really?

I think I’ve always known this in the back of my mind, or perhaps in the cockles of my heart, but I never really thought about it until now. “Rantings & Ramblings” is, well, a stupid name for a website. Or more to the point, it is a stupid name for MY website. I didn’t… Read More »

Something that bugs me

You wanna know what bugs me? People who fling around superlatives like they have no meaning. Example 1: Greg Anthony, a former NBA player and now a basketball analyst on ESPN, was asked who he thought would win the Western Conference Finals series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz. In (correctly) predicting… Read More »

WildCard Plus from DigiCert

An article by Kevin Hale over at Particletree about the pain of dealing with subdomains got me thinking, and I realized I actually have something very applicable and helpful to say on the subject. I don’t think I have ever written here about the stuff I do 40+ hours a week for DigiCert. I work… Read More »

New site up

I recently completed (mostly, anyway) work on the website for Metropolis Design, a Utah-based product-development firm. We kept their existing design, but we re-did it with Web Standards and search engine optimization in mind. There is also a lot more content up, which was one of their main issues with regards to search engines. I… Read More »

Don’t Use Dreamhost

To everyone I have ever referred to Dreamhost for all your web hosting needs, I offer a sincere apology, and I promise to never do it again. I didn’t mean to lie to you. The fact is, for the first 18 months I was with them, they really were great. Sure, their support was slow… Read More »

Dvorak hates CSS

Regular readers of my blog (both of them) may be surprised to learn that I enjoy talking about anything other than baseball, but every once in a while I like to talk about web development. After all, it is what I do for a living, and on top of that, I love it! So today,… Read More »

Things I wish clients knew

Over on Andy Budd’s website, he asked the question: “What three things do you wish your clients knew about the web?” There were some pretty interesting answers in the comments, and it made me want to slap together a list of my own. Some of these come from those comments; others come from my own… Read More »

Mouse/Keyboard Sharing with Synergy

A few months ago, my father-in-law emailed me about a cool little utility called Synergy. I looked at it briefly, thought, “I bet I would like that a lot,” and then forgot about it. Then Jonathan Snook blogged about it, and I downloaded and installed it, and wow. Absolutely amazing. I sit at my desk… Read More »

“We Made Out” is Back!

Well, really, it was never gone, but it was pretty stagnant for several months. That’s right, the site that my brother made famous and I made great, We Made Out In A Tree And This Old Guy Sat And Watched Us, is back with a new design and fresh new content. Here are some of… Read More »

The State of Web Development

I believe in Web Standards. I believe that Andy Clarke was mostly (or completely) right when he said: While I understand that for many, learning standards based development is difficult, particularly for creative people who have not been required to work with code before, I believe that the time has now passed for those working… Read More »