Be sure to put every letter of the alphabet in the URL. I want my site to come...– via clientsfromhell
clientsfromhell: Me: Did you want the font in cursive or something more simple? Client: I want it in English. Me: English is a language - cursive is a type of font we use. Did you want it to be fancy, or simple? Client: No! In English! Me: English it is then.
BBC News - Mail Online overtakes NY Times as top... →
The Mail Online has overtaken the New York Times website as the most visited newspaper site on the web, according to figures from tracking firm comScore. Data suggests the UK’s Daily Mail had 45.35 million unique visitors during December, inching the site ahead of the New York Times with 44.8 million. Oh. Dear. :(
Clients From Hell: Whilst making a single screen... →
clientsfromhell: Whilst making a single screen ‘billboard’ at the beginning of a TV program: Client: Can you make the logos bigger? They need to be bigger. Me: They’re right at the edge of title safe right now, so we cant go much bigger. Client: Yes but they need to take up a quarter of the screen each. …
The very best quotes from David Coulthard | F1 →
"I Know You By Heart" - Inspiration behind the... →
Question: How did you come to write “I Know You By Heart”? The song is so emotionally intense — was it written with a special, personal loss in mind? Diane Scanlon: I wrote “I Know You By Heart” at a time of great loss in my life. My father was dying and we were in a long process of pulling him off life support, so I spent a lot of quiet time in my father’s...
Modern motor sport is far from being legitimised... →
Here was someone writing about a sport that’s been a part of my life since I was 12 years old; from growing up in a family of motor sport fans and writing about it while I was still at school to working with media and sponsors within the sport to being the manager and partner of a leading driver, Mark Webber. The sport has dealt me some of the cruellest blows but equally some incredible...
Wikipedia 24 hour Blackout →
Why is Wikipedia blacked-out? Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia. Instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, encouraging you to share your views with...
clientsfromhell: Client: The text is not black enough. Me: It is set as ‘Black’ in the style sheet…. Client: Ok, but can you make it blacker than that black? Me: Hold on, I’ll try something. Give me an hour. I went to lunch. Me: Okay, can you refresh your browser now? Client: Yes, thats better, thanks.
BBC News - Waterstone's drops name apostrophe →
Obviously with my love of the apostrophe, this made me rather mad. :( It was at least mitigated by the following in the article: The book shop has also reinstated the Baskerville serif font with a capital W, which Mr Daunt said “reflects authority and confidence”. Great news, I noticed in December that they had a stupid sans serif font on some things and had the screaming habdabs...
Doublesided Webpage | Clients from Hell
clientsfromhell: Me: A two-page web design will cost X. Four-page would be X, Six - Client: How much if it was double-sided? Me: The website? Client: Yes. It’s so wrong to laugh, but I’m doing it in a loving way. Honestly…
Clients From Hell: A non-profit client offers... →
clientsfromhell: A non-profit client offers social services for individuals seeking help with addiction, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, etc. There is an image bar on the website with stock photos of people related to each issue that the non-profit assists with. The client e-mails me photos of real-life clients to…
Elevation Profiles in Google Earth →
setuplikeadeckofcards: How brilliant is this? Draw a path between two points in Google Earth and then select ‘Show Elevation Profile’. Hours of fun. Here is my daily drive to work: Here is my walk from my old flat to the university’s geography department. You can tell it’s Sheffield, can’t you: Those are just two relatively short journeys, but you can do the same thing with whole...
Facebook not-so-secretly records your stalking... →
Discovered by a startup working on an autocomplete search facility for their upcoming website, they discovered a client-side code script which can be executed within the browser, to display Facebook’s ‘rankings’ from your profile. Facebook uses a server-side script, loaded when you use the site, called first_degree.php. This acts as a ranking algorithm, likely to be based on those who you interact...
Facebook News Feed ads: How many is too many? |... →
The adverts will be marked as “Sponsored”, and will currently only feature stories related to ‘Likes’ of the user in question — or their friends. Users will not have the option to turn off advertising in their feeds; although they will have the means to ‘cross out’ adverts individually. Oh what fun! Not.
Must Have Been Thinking About That Other Game,... →
Correction: October 22, 2011 An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the premise of ‘Angry Birds,’ a popular iPhone game. In the game, slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds. The New York Times sets the record straight Heheh