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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

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First Publication

Friday, May 28th, 2004

We are pleased to announce the availability of our first eBook, in PDF format, entitled “Budget Design: Increase Profit by Improving Process.” We postponed launch several times due to our busy schedules — but Dan e-mailed me last night to announce that the web site was live and that downloading can start as of now. Many thanks to Dave Shea for adding his stamp of approval by way of contributing the foreword.

The best part? We offer it free for 7 days! Yup. Free. So get it for free while you can. After 7 days we will charge $9. That’s still a bargain. The payment phase will be an experiment of sorts, to see what kind of interest there is in this sort of publication. Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment here or send us a message.

As for me, I’m somewhere in Europe waiting to catch a flight to Greece. Vacation indeed. Dan e-mailed me that he was catching a flight too (nice timing, eh?) so I decided to find a moment to write up this entry. See you all again in 10 days.

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Contrasting Vision

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

In one of my previous posts I encouraged people to abandon #000 as copy text colour in favour of lighter shades such as #333 or even #666, for example. In retrospect there are two things wrong with that post. First, I should not tell people what, or what not to do, even if my words were meant as a somewhat ironic, very much tongue-in-cheek statement. It is never my intention to communicate with such an attitude. Second, I wasn’t joking — even if ironic, I was somewhat serious. But was I right to make such a statement?

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Weekend Reading (21)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

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Design Eye for the Usability Guy

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

If you have to name one usability guru out there that is in desperate need of
a design makeover, who would you name? But of course, none other than Jakob
Nielsen
. Therefor, in the spirit of sharing, Andrei Herasimchuk decided to
gather up some knowledgeable designers and help Nielsen with a little bit of design
advice. The Design Fab Five.

What a team we make: Andrei Herasimchuk,
D. Keith Robinson, Cameron
Moll
, Greg Storey and myself. My role?
Illustration and graphics. Time to spice up that content a little. But that’s
not all — we’ve done the impossible: combine Nielsen and Flash (it
even feels odd putting those two in the same sentence.) But what am I waffling?
Take a look yourself and read
this most entertaining and useful piece
.

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Weekend Reading (20)

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

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