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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

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Some Thoughts on Logo Design

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of answering a few questions for an article being written by my friend Elliot Jay Stocks for .net Magazine (Practical Web Design here in the States). Elliot quoted me quite nicely in the article, but I thought it would be interesting to publish my complete answers here, along with his questions, and he kindly gave his permission.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, June 20th, 2008.

Email Doesn’t Scale

I’ve been wanting to write about my problems with email for a while now, but keep coming up short when it comes to explaining exactly why it fails for me. That is, until reading Tantek’s latest on the subject…

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008.

Pink for October

As you may have noticed (if you’re viewing this site in a standard browser), I’ve ditched orange in favor of pink, and things will stay that way for the rest of October. I’m doing this, along with many other sites, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007.

Sidebar Creative Interviewed by Digital Web

Matthew Pennell of Digital Web Magazine recently sat down with the boys from Sidebar Creative for a group chat about our little design collective.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007.

Customize your iPhone: SummerBoard

Learn how to customize your iPhone’s home screen, plus add your own custom wallpaper and dock background using SummerBoard Themes.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, September 14th, 2007.