In a recent project this common problem with the footer came up. The one where the footer won’t stay at the bottom of the browser window. If you position it absolutely then the content will overlap it when it’s taller than the browser. If you don’t then on short pages then you get a gap at the bottom; most noticeable on tall screens. Continue reading →
Alfred Korzybski was a Polish-American philosopher and scientist from whose ideas and theories about language, inspired the creation of E-Prime, by D. David Bourland, Jr.. E-Prime simplifies English by removing all forms of the verb ‘to be’ (is, was, were, etc). This has the effect of clarifying a message such to convey experience and not judgement. Then it becomes harder for the writer or reader to confuse opinion with fact.
When you think of languages, they tend to fall into various categories. One class that I often wonder about is Gibberish. The language of the Sim’s, or Simlish, is a Gibberish (nonsense language) created by The Sims development team at EA Games for the Sims series of games.
It’s meant to sound like a real language while not actually being one. Here’s an example of some Simlish:
The above video was thrown-together for this post, so please forgive the shabby graphics.
The text on this site has a specific font. It’s called Andika, and I found it on Google Web Fonts. You don’t know what that is? Most web browsers only understand a handful of fonts like Times or Arial. In the past, if you wanted cool fonts, you had to use an image.
Health is important to everyone. I take vitamins and I watch what I eat, but really I’m just guessing. There is so much “information” out there about what’s good for you and what you should do to live longer, stay healthy and maintain youthfulness. This visual thinking video has the most simple solution. Continue reading →
When I was in Mid-School, I was a member of a club called Peer Counselors. This club was made up of a group of kids who were taught how to listen. A box was set up on the school grounds where students could write requests to speek with one of the Peer Counselors, in private, about whatever they wanted with the understanding that what they said would never be repeated.