Category: Design

Favorite Pens from CodePen

CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing. Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your Read More >


There are thousands of unicode symbols one can use in web designs. Here are some of my favoriteunicode symbols. Characters: Triangles ▲ Character Description ISO Hex Decimal ▲ Triangle – up U+25B2 ▲ ▲ △ Triangle – up, outline U+25B3 △ △ ▴ Triangle – up, small U+25B4 ▴ ▴ ▵ Read More >

WordPress Trends & Popularity

In 2003 I started looking for a better way to manage my growing spinal cord injury news article website, The Spinal Cord Injury Zone.  At the time I was using Dreamweaver to manage the 50+ page website. After trying  several Content Mangement Systems (CMS) I decided to use WordPress, a Read More >

The Accessible Icon Project The Accessible Icon ProjectThe Accessible Icon Project provides supplies and services to transform the old International Symbol of Access into an active, engaged image.

The Desperados Experience

This YouTube takeover experience for Desperados beer is pretty cool. It uses the YouTube controls to interact with the takeover experience. Got my attention, unfortunately their tequila flavored beer isn’t available in the US. One a side note… I think its crazy we have to verify our birth date to Read More >

Nintendo Wii Ad Shakes Up YouTube

Check out this clever ad on YouTube for a new Wii game, Wario Land Shake It. The action in the video shakes to YouTube website to pieces. Very cleaver website design makes it all look real. I am impressed by the effort they put into this advertisement. Is this a Read More >

101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes

Deke McClelland is a full-blown, hardcore geek. The kind of geek we love. How can you not love a guy who creates a frantic, hand-waving, occasionally obscenity-strewn, rap music video… about Photoshop keyboard shortcuts? Visit Deke McClelland’s website, or check out Deke’s Online Training at

Let’s Say Thanks

All you have to do is click on your favorite design and either select the message that best expresses your sentiment or draft a personal note. The postcards are then printed on the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and mailed in care packages by military support organization Give2TheTroops. To date, Read More >