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May 8, 2008

Dungbeetle.

It was tough keeping this under wraps for so long, but the project I have been working on for the past six months was finally released last week. The longer we worked on it, the more impatient we became about letting everyone in on the story. A handful of people probably managed to pick up … Read the rest of this item

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March 16, 2008

Skinned.

I’ve always thought it rather interesting that the term “skinned” can refer to the removal of something (as in “I skinned the neighbor’s cat.”) as well as the exchanging of one thing for another (as in “I just skinned my browser to look like a deathstar.”) As you may have noticed, the look and feel … Read the rest of this item

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March 6, 2007

Sneak peek.

Nearly a year after I intended to redesign my personal site for Spring 2006 CSS Reboot, I’ve started up again. What happened last time? Life, work, etc. What you see above (and here) is the latest incarnation of the design. For comparison purposes, here’s an early iteration of last year’s model. My standard high contrast … Read the rest of this item

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May 2, 2006

Temporarily unrebooted.

So, the first of May has come and gone. So has a deadline that I was dearly hoping to make. If you’ll notice, this site is not sporting any of the previously promised, lovingly redesigned, standards-savvy, tableless, CSS goodness. Well, there’s a reason for that. It’s simply not ready for prime time. I’m not happy … Read the rest of this item

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April 19, 2006

A swift reboot in the pants.

Enough talk. Enough delay. Enough of this old design already. I signed up for the May 1st CSS Reboot a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for something that doesn’t look anything like what you’re looking at now. Here’s a sneak peek.

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March 7, 2005

Personality challenged.

The Veer creative team developed six fictional portraits to illustrate six personal truths. Here’s how we approached the challenge to Capture Personality. And speaking of truths, this month’s set of thematically matching desktop wallpaper is the hotpixelshit, kids.

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May 21, 2004

Soft launching. Silent running.

One of the previously hinted at projects that has been absorbing a fairly good chunk of my waking hours was launched two weekends ago. The Veer web site was re-released based on a new development platform, running on new servers, and getting consolidated under one roof at a new co-location facility. I can’t claim ownership … Read the rest of this item

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April 29, 2003

High end update.

We’ve certainly been getting an earful about the latest Veer catalog since it started hitting mailboxes this week. And naturally, the feedback has been present at both the positive and the negative ends of the scale. One of the comments forwarded to me regarding the aforementioned catalog cover was as follows: “Is it just me, … Read the rest of this item

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April 11, 2003

Adrodo? Ad Rodeo.

The local shindig for agencies and other creative types to flaunt their design chops is the annual Ad Rodeo. The Veer team entered a few tasty gems into the awards event, just like we did when we were all still part of the EyeWire crew. We pulled off a couple of merit awards the last … Read the rest of this item

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April 8, 2003

Recently spotted.

I found the following statement running along the perforated fold on a rather formidable-looking bank draft. It read, and I quote: “This document is printed on Tonerfuse™ security paper with bleed through MICR and gothic numbering.” Whoa. I’m still deciphering what some of this means, but I’m pretty sure that this little old piece of … Read the rest of this item

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