About this site's lack of design: Yes, it's supposed to look this way — I'm using a sandbox theme for WordPress (see it on GitHub).

Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Hello, My Name Is…

So you want to know more about me, eh? Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you…

About Dan Rubin

I’m a graphic designer, web developer, musician and Apple enthusiast living and working in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US). I’m founder and principal of Webgraph (a design and branding studio), co-founder of Sidebar Creative (a design collective) and Sinelogic (UI and usability consulting) as well as a web standards consultant and speaker.

In addition to online self-publishing, I recently co-authored Pro CSS Techniques (Apress, 2006) and Web Standards Creativity (friends of ED, 2007), contributed to the second edition of Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation (friends of ED, 2004), and my CSS Zen Garden design is featured in The Zen of CSS Design by Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag.

I also have a great love for music, especially a cappella – in addition to offering my services as a vocal coach to male and female a cappella groups in Florida, I spend many of my off-work hours as musical director of a men’s a cappella/barbershop chorus, founded and sang Baritone for 4 years with Autograph, one of the top ranked barbershop quartets in the world (with an award-winning CD in 2003) and currently sing Baritone (after singing Bass for 2 years) in one of the highest ranking quartets worldwide, Rounders (whose debut recording won the 2006 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for both Best Barbershop Song and Best Barbershop Album).

If there’s anything else you want to know about me, or to inquire about retaining my design or consulting services, check out my personal portal site or drop me a line.

About This Site

superfluousbanter.org was designed and created by Dan Rubin in 2002. Not long after Dan met with Didier Hilhorst in late 2003 this website became a collective blog, both gentlemen posting about topics as diverse as life itself—but always with a focus on design, technology and the web. The authoring reins were then handed back to Dan once again, following the launch of Didier’s personal blog, nundroo, in July 2004.

Why “SuperfluousBanter”?

Selecting an interesting domain name was Dan’s first goal after the idea for the site was born–“SmallTalk” seemed fitting, but was already registered, and “SuperfluousBanter” had a more original ring to it anyway…