The personal website of Chris Coyier

Archive for July, 2009

Favorites (RSS feeds)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Wow that’s a lot of favoriting going on. I gotta do something with that sometime.

Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Uninformed

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Hello,

I’m looking for a price for a custom wordpress theme created by you for a website of mine. I’m not too interested in telling you much about the website, I’m just looking for a design to be made.

Thanks,
Jim

Hey Jim,

Design exists to serve the content. No designer is going to agree to design a website without knowing what the content is going to be. Or if they do, they aren’t a very good designer.

Good luck,
-Chris

Ways to Improve Pitchfork Music Festival

Monday, July 20th, 2009

  1. Turn it up.
    It was far too quiet. If you didn’t want to jam your way up to the front of a stage to hear better, you were left with muffled quiet shitty sound.
  2. More Porta-Potties.
    People were not kidding Saturday when they were saying they spent more time peeing than they did watching music. It was often a 45-minute affair. To Pitchfork’s credit, it was better on Sunday.
  3. Let me bring in my camera.
    It was probably posted somewhere so it was my fault, but I’m still bitter about it. I had to cab all the way home to drop of my camera that I was unallowed to bring in. Point-and-shoots were fine, but not my Canon Digital Rebel. Why? All I would have done is snap some fun pictures and post them around the internet. Isn’t that free promo? I can’t think of a single reason why people were turned away for this.

Locations with Panhandles

Friday, July 17th, 2009

  1. Florida
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Idaho
  4. My Cupboard

Enjoyable Words

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Chicago

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I’ve made it! Hopefully I’ll get some photos posted of the journey soon. I managed to completely ruin my old desk during the move, which was a bummer. So I went to Office Max this morning and bought a 6′ hard plastic banquet table for $66 and it’s twice as good as my stupid old desk. Win. And for the record, Pequod’s Pizza fricking rules. It is pan pizza where the crust is formed by cheese melting over and burning to the side of the pan.

Old Devils

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

William Elliot Whitmore’s Animals In The Dark is the shit. It’s my “album of the year” so far for sure.