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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Drivers Wanted

Another successful site launch to report: Century Driving School. This one is a project with Aaron Schaap at Elevator Up. While half of my work is hidden in the back end, I did help with some fun front-end code.

Aaron designed a cool Location Finder that is the only site I can think of to use Google Maps as a design element, not just an fun feature. I coded up the map and the database hooks to tie it all together, and allow Century to easily add more sites in the future. Try clicking around the map, and going to one of the sites.

Aaron also has some info on his blog.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Goodbye Third Coast, Hello West Coast

At the end of the week, I finally get to go to the Pacific Northwest. I'm off to Seattle for Steve and Lauana's wedding reception (married in Brazil; Seattle was a cheaper flight).

I'm looking forward to seeing a new corner of the US, and hopefully get to Vancouver too. I'm generally bad at taking pictures, but I have a new Flickr account that I'm looking forward to filling.

If anyone has suggestions for places to see or do, let me know. I'm out for a week, so I hope to do more than just sit in coffee shops (though it is Seattle so I'll have to hit some).

Friday, September 16, 2005

The Image Group

It seems that most of the sites I'm working on are not for public consumption, but here's one: The Image Group.

Visually, I didn't do anything for this, though it's a stunning site, and pure CSS. Great work, gang!

What I did is invisible, tying it all together (oh yeah, and some Flickr coding). The biggest part of my involvement is yet to come. I'll be sure to pass that along when it's ready.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Urgent Exit

I first read about this earlier in the day. My reaction then was that, sure this probably happens to everyone. But I came across it again on BBC and the more I think about it, the funnier it becomes.

This is the leader of the free world asking permission to... hehe.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Helping After Katrina

2 ways to help that you may not have thought about:
HurricaneHousing.org
An amazing site from the fine folks at MoveOn.org that lets you offer displaced folks a place to stay. Check it out. I just found a place to stay for the iPunk's team that is down in Gulfport trying to lend a hand.

DisplacedDesigner.com
It might sound silly, but this is a neat way to help creative pros get back on their feet. Very cool idea. Go offer some desk space.