/Tag: design


As someone who has both a deaf husband and a deaf father, over-loud restaurants are 100% an accessibility issue1 and the fact that sound-amplifying designs intentionally propagate because they’re aesthetically “trendy” is Ableism In Action 101.

  1. In fact, my husband realized he was deaf when we were having a conversation in a very loud restaurant and he couldn’t follow it. It became the triggering incident that caused him to get tested.
2019-01-03T10:53:16+10:008th May, 2019|Tags: culture, design|

HTTP dot dot slash slash bullshit.

Hey, do you remember the days you would’ve been laughed off the web for having a page bigger than like 200 KB or that took longer than 0.1s to load? Yeah. Whatever happened to that?

2018-08-17T14:06:32+10:0024th January, 2019|Tags: design, tech, webdesign|


I live in a city with quite a lot of Brutalist architecture and I passionately hate it.1 So is it, like, hypocritical or whatever that I actually really kinda like the Brutalist trend in webdesign? Or is that just a sign that I’m old and nostalgic for the heyday of Geocities aesthetic?

Probably the latter, let’s be real.

For the record, my Tumblr layout is Brutalist-inspired (monospaced fonts!). But, like. More pastel. Pastel Brutalist. Pastelist!

  1. It’s ugly! It’s alienating! Why does anyone think this sort of thing is acceptable?
2019-04-29T12:03:12+10:009th December, 2018|Tags: design, webdesign|

Cascading oil sheets.

Holy heck this isn’t an image. It’s an painting done entirely in CSS. And there’s more.

(These are, incidentally, designed to be viewed in Chrome. Looking at them in something else, e.g. whatever Internet Explorer is called nowadays, is interesting in the sense that it shows some of the “seams”. It’s incredible work either way.)

2018-05-09T07:45:12+10:002nd November, 2018|Tags: art, css, design, webdesign|

The DoD still can’t PowerPoint.

So every time there’s a big Department of Defense leak one of my favorite hobbies is to track down and giggle at the terrible, terrible PowerPoint slides that will inevitably come along with it. This is not a hobby unique to yours truly, and in fact the folks over at the Internet Archive have trawled through every .mil site they’ve got in their cache, extracted all the (public) slide decks…

… and put them all up on a special website.

2018-02-23T08:16:30+10:0013th August, 2018|Tags: design|