So it’s been over a year since my last blog post. Here’s my attempt to sum it all up.
1) I’m in the office in North Vancouver.
2) I’m a partner in the Internet Marketing company The Status Bureau to which I dedicate all of my time. We’ve been working with all sorts of clients in Alberta and things are going great for us.
4) I ride my bike to the beach with The Moustache Press once and a while. (Note: I do not ride with an actual press)
We just launched Dustin Delf’s new website, Laughing Dog Photography. By we I mean Dave from Yellow Pencil and myself. I did the interface and the design and Dave did all of the thinking. =)
It’s a pretty playful site and I think it represents Dustin’s personality pretty well. The site gives Dustin the ability to edit his photos from anywhere.
The driving force behind these sites was to focus on usability, citizen needs, and the information goals of Albertans. A lot of work went into researching what and why Albertans would like out of a website and I’m pretty happy at how valuable they are.
The usability and bulk of the work came from Yellow Pencil and I hope that Albertans can now find their way around government (which is always a daunting task) a little easier.
A lot of clients ask me why I use CSS, so I hope to do a solid, short explanation of why below…
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. There are basically two ways to build a website interface – in tables or CSS.
Tables were designed to work for tabular data and work wonderfully for that purpose. Tools like Dreamweaver and Frontpage gave web designers the ability to visually draw tables without having to actually touch the code, and begin adding graphics and content to their tabular data. The vast majority of websites are built using tables.
Cascading Style Sheets came up a few years ago and are now the mainstay of the current web design and development community. They are slightly more difficult to build because there are no “drawing” tools and require an expert to fully execute – but the long term benefits are well documented and easy to understand.
The reason they have caught on so quickly is because sites that use CSS are:
Well, I hope that gives you a good overview of the advantages of CSS. For further reading, read The Business Value of CSS.