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Is GIMP cool or lame?

I’m a big fan of open source, or alternative, software. I’m not a fan of paying hundreds of dollars for an application. Needless to say I’m not a big fan of Microsoft or Adobe. So what’s a good open source graphic design application? I’ve tried a lot of programs and now I’m looking at GIMP. […]

Chocoflop – A Simple & Free Image Editor

I’m always looking for cool applications and ways to make my life easier. I’m a big fan of Fireworks, but launching the application every time I want to make a quick image edit seems to be too much work sometimes. That’s why I found Chocoflop. Chocoflop is a free image editor for the Mac. It […]

I love & hate CSS.

I love CSS, but yet I hate it to. For some reason, the same code can’t work in all browsers. And I’m not just complaining about the non-standards compliant Internet Explorer (all versions) but I’m finding minor differences in different versions of Firefox. How is that possible?!! Getting everything to line up just seems to […]

Is Google Analytics Installed? – GA? Firefox Extension

  To get the best results out of Google Analytics, you need to ensure it’s installed on each page of a website. To automatically check for you, I’ve created a Firefox extension to do all the work. GA? will put a little icon in the status bar of your Firefox web browser. It will then […]

7 Stats Programs For Your Blog or Website

I’ve been testing and testing site stats ever since Mint 2 came out. I didn’t really want to pay for the upgrade so I ran though a few different services and put them though the tests. I was looking for a quick way to access my visitor stats and in the end, Mint is the […]

Now In A Smashing New Design

Well here it is, the all new design for 2007. The last major design update was back in April 21st, 2005 and so it’s more than time for an update! This design offers more color, more personality and better sidebar organization. I’ve been working on it for about the past two months and I’m […]

No Fun with IE and CSS

While re-designing my site I ran in to many issues related to Internet Explorer and CSS. To any web designer, this is nothing to new. I designed in Firefox and checked things in Safari and they were perfect. Opened up IE 6 and spend the next week or so re-working things. My biggest issue was […]

The Re-Tooling of

Here it is, a brand new year and a brand new design is in the works. Actually, I’ve been working on it for a few weeks now and it’s coming along quite well. I’ve got the blog probably 75% themed with the new design and I’m still wondering what to do with the rest of […]

Logo Design At It’s Best – Or Not

One of the best comics around is Dilbert. If you work in an office place, you will probably find it quite humorous. They play off stereotypes and worse case scenarios quite often and it’s just funny. Most employees have had a time when someone comes in and ‘simplifies’ their job. It’s bound to happen and […]

Welcome IE7 & Firefox 2

This week not one, but two big browsers made major upgrades. I’ve gotten a change to play with both and I think everyone is on the right track, some just a wee bit behind. IE7 has been a long time coming. I think they said IE6 was released 5 years ago or so? Anyways, the […]