Writing 4 Web

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Damn. I really gotta work on this blog thing. I feel like between work and school and an utter lack of sleep, I should be having all sorts of inspiration coming to me, but alas, my free time has been in severely limited quantities as of late.

So where do I stand right now? I just got out of Hank's Design History class. Me and John (my roommate) were up at 4:30 this morning just to be ready in time (it starts at 5:30, but you just GOTTA eat breakfast and shake off those cobwebs before going to a class like this). It's a great class...the workload is a little overwhelming...it's just like right now, I'm sitting at the bottom of Mt. Everest looking up and thinking to myself "How in the hell do I have time for all this?" We're starting our intial design concepts for our chair, which apparently is the centerpiece of our career as designers at PC, and it's gotta involve a deeply personal story. Not necessarily a tragedy, or a trauma, just some story around which we can base the design of a chair. I'm looking forward to this...I've got a feeling by the quarter's end, all of us will know each other better than we ever imagined.

I've become completely immersed in Four Tet as of late. If you guys and gals haven't checked him out, I HIGHLY recommend it. It's by far some of the best music I've found to have on while studying or working. The new M. Ward album's great as well. I've also had Band Of Horses in heavy rotation around the house...and DJ Shadow. And a lot of others I can't even think of right now.

The Built To Spill concert last Friday was amazing. I've wanted to see these guys live since I was like 17, but they NEVER came to South Carolina and I just couldn't seem to get off work when they were playing in Carrboro or Atlanta. It was a solid 2 hour set, and they played everything from "Reasons" to "Made Up Dreams" and even "Else" from the Keep It Like A Secret album. Camper Van Beethoven was good, too, but the BTS was just so far off the meter that you couldn't even compare the two. Needless to say it was the highlight of my weekend, the rest of which was spend resting my somewhat incapacitated leg after spending that night trying my best to keep from dancing and failing miserably.

Some good websites I've seen lately:

IKEA Closet Builder Site

Now, with this one I've gotta start out by saying that I'm a complete sucker for smooth Flash / Video integration. The floor to floor navigation is GREAT, and I can't help but laugh at the first floor guy who keeps getting disappointed with the choices hes got. I almost feel sorry for him. Check it out.

Roth Aniko Portfolio Site

Simple. Clean. Fast. Not to mention some really cool artwork. I love the dangling navigation.

Japanese Preschool Page

Came across this on FWA. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE 3-D navigation? This site puts pictures of the kids up daily so parents can see their favorite little celebrities. A 3-D navigation system with a content management system easy enough to update daily? Amazing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

In this blog, I will be writing about writing for the web. So, it's a blog about writing. Stay tuned.