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I hear your disapproval.
Posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2006 at 10:20 pm.

I hear your disapproval of the new design of my site. You think it’s cluttered. Hard to use. Confusing. Slow. Weird. I hear you. I will be hopefully implementing a theme switcher for switching between Minimalistica and Phi — but do keep in mind that I do not develop Minimalistica for this blog anymore (i.e. customize) and most of the features of the new design will not be there.
I apologize for this new design not living to your standards.

Meebo Release XX
Posted on Saturday, November 4th, 2006 at 10:04 am.

Meebo releases their latest version of its service, which includes a new user interface and some upgrades. more

CSSReboot: The Best Reboots
Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 10:51 pm.

CSSReboot has happened. Many great designs have been submitted. I’d like to showcase a few.


This website is clean, simple, and really nice. It also has a nice layout.

Mein Brandenburg

This is clean and modern, and I like the color contrast and curves.

Jonathan Snook

I left a comment for Jonathan on the CSSReboot website: “Nice design! The layout is very good. Clean and simple, very nice!” ‘Nuff said. We can’t miss the Snook guy, he’s a genius at this stuff.

Six Shooter Media

Another big name in webdesign, Six Shooter Media rolls out a new, nice, and orangy site for the Reboot. Nice work, I love it.

It’s weird naming Paul’s site as one of my favorite, but it’s pretty insane. So I shamelessly plug it.


Terry Ng redesigns Kineda again. Every redesign I’m like… Damn! that’s nice. Including this one.


Last but not least, JSBox, a clean, minimalistic design. Very nice gradients and color scheme.

Every year CSSReboot gets better. This year was not an outlier. Nevertheless I feel that this Reboot did not improve as much as the previous one, which was totally kick-A. Let’s hope for a better reboot next time. Why hadn’t this Reboot been as awesome? Technical difficulties. I have kept communication with the CSSReboot guy and there were many technical difficulties this time around, but he says that the next Reboot will be better since he will be ready (code built, I suppose) and there will be better reboots next time. (Update: Terry [who also has a great article I only found after writing this article] speculates that “The decline in partcipation may have resulted from programming issues that the new CSS Reboot owner didn’’t get sorted out until the last minute.”)

As for my own design, I am not happy with it. There are many bugs, uncomplete sections, and I believe that it does not validate. And it’s kinda slow. Just kinda. But this was a great CSSReboot round, and I cannot wait for the next.

I have rebooted.
Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 1:25 pm.

I have rebooted. As a part of CSSReboot I have rebooted the website. Also check out Paul’s site. (The AJAX comments do not work anymore.)

imeem: The Best of Social Media
Posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2006 at 11:52 pm.

Let me introduce you to imeem. Its tagline is “The Best of Social Media”. And let me tell you what I think is the importancy of this service. It’s better than Friendster. It’s better than MySpace. It’s better than Facebook. Look, this is absolutely amazing. So it is the Best of Social Media.

Video. Music. Playlists. Photos. Blogs. Tags. Meems. People. That’s their navigation bar.

I don’t know how they managed to finish the PHP or whatever, but this is most excellent. It blends the feature-richness of MySpace with the reliability and simplicity of Facebook. This is social networking perfection. This is true Social Networking web2.0.

It also has a nice client software for itself, as a software download. I have not tried it yet, but it is for Windows and Mac.

And of course, imeem also has privacy options. Excellent.

So check it out for yourself. Get an account and start mingling. It’s pretty amazing. Add me on the way