Design change

I've changed the background of the top area. I wanted it more zen, and more Albuquerquean. Or New Mexican. And less gradial.

Oh, and before I hear from a web geek smart ass, the "http//:" in the graphic is intentional. It emphasizes how usability was not designed into the web initially. The idea came from a picture of a sign at a trade show.

Heck, I used to find "http://" hard to say. Now I just reel it off my tongue like it's poetry. We should hold a competition to see how many times web geeks can say "H - T - T - P - COLON - SLASH - SLASH" in five seconds. I'd be a contender, I'm telling you.

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 (Link)


Posted by Roslee Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 03:34 AM

What do you'd be a contender??? HaikuBoy, you are!

Posted by Joshua Kaufman Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 07:20 AM

"It's 8:39:30am EST... Kaufman has his date/time properties dialog open so that he can time himself accurately... 20 more seconds... 15... 10.. 9.. 8.. 7.. 6.. 5.."

"8:40:00am and Kaufman fires away his first H - T - T - P - COLON - SLASH - SLASH!"

"Two seconds in and he's only on his second colon, Bob. Do you think he can beat Lundgren?"

"It's hard to say, Tom. Those SLASH - SLASHs can really be the determining factor and it sounds like Kaufman is struggling with them."

"With only one second left, Kaufman has three repetitions! What a Web geek!"

"And... TIME! He just got that last SLASH in! Four repetitions in five seconds -- what an effort by Kaufman."

"Let's go to the reply, Bob."

Posted by Roslee Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 05:37 AM

Hey, HaikuBoy!

Just wondered what happened to your font in the nice artsy heading to this site. The "y"'s look like "u"'s. My eyes were caught by the "poetru" and that just seemed wrong. Is it just the computere here at work? I like the dream-like effect of the color gradient with the graphics.

BTW, Joshua's Howard Cosell bit is a hoot!