#Web Design

Tech Company Name Generator

This is just a short and hopefully fun post.  I had this idea back during the first web-tech bubble of the early 2000s. Generic (but clearly technical) companies were constantly popping up. I was also inspired by the movie Office Space and the company names "Initech" and "Initrode," which was mistakenly called "Penetrode" at one point.

This is a quick little JavaScript that generates some random combinations

All About Image Formats

Jpg. gif, png, eps, svg. There is a right choice and a wrong choice. But it depends on what you're trying to do and what the image looks like.

This crash course in image formats will teach you how image file formats work and how you can optimize you choice for different uses.

Earth Day 2021

Computers, including the ones that make up the Internet, all run on electricity. Where that power comes from matters. Using the Internet responsibly matters too. But not just as a consumer of all things Internet.

The way we build things on the Internet matters too. Here's a look at some of the things that can be done in the physical construction of a website to make it perform better and be more ecofriendly at the same time.

Covid brings resurgence in non-mobile web traffic

About a year ago in February 2020 (the end of the before times) I gave a talk about web design trends. I think a lot of those trends are still true but there is a very interesting piece of data that’s worth mentioning.

Time, Technology, and Robots: 2021

Adobe Flash is officially dead dead.

Robots can dance now and hardly ever fall down stairs.

Actors now make movies in the holodeck.

2021 is already a mind-bending future-world. Buckle up!

New Brand! New Website! New Solutions!

A year in the making, the new Version2 is finally here!

Version2 is still a custom web studio, but now we have a few cool options for small budgets.

It's very exciting!

Introducing Elevator Site!

Elevator Site is the easy way to get a killer single-page site that's well built, mobile friendly, SSL protected, with quality hosting and access to a real-live web developer.

WordPress is an unacceptable risk

WordPress is forced on a lot of small businesses who have no idea what they are getting into: constant maintenance and stress.

A word on usability

Often too confusing or worse, too laborious. Software almost never seems to strike the right balance of simplicity and functionality.