March 24, 2007
Although I spend most of my time working in and around server-side systems, once in a while I find myself designing and building client side software. Some of that work is the visual and interaction bits, which is more challenging than designing servers - at least for me. Over the past few months I've worked heavily with CSS as applied to HTML and XML. Using CSS is fantastic. Sometimes infuriatingly inconsistent, but fantastic. I have a fascination with good 'design' - the visual kind of design that I appreciate but can't quite create. One site I stumbled on recently is SimpleBits by Dan Cederholm. This seems like a good starting point for exploring the world of page design, styling, typography and user interaction.