Presentations with Impress.js

This is a very nice use for presenting slide shows. Takes the ideas from and implements them using CSS and javascript. The demo page shows a great example slideshow.

It sounds like it would be a lot of work to really implement this (as would using prezi itself), but I think if you really thought visually and outside the box you could make a slide show that was really something. I’d love to use this for the web course teach. Anytime I can use examples based on web technologies as teaching tools is a good thing.

  •  Impress.js : a presentation framework based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers

Art Saint James

Art Saint James is finally live after all this time. It took a long time for the artist Katie James and I to get this together between deciding on the design and photographing all the work. I’m very pleased with the result!


The final result is a very light and airy design. The typeface I used fits great this.  Josephin Sans is used for the titles and Josephin Slab for the sparse body copy. Both are designed by Santiago Orozco and available via Fontdeck, Typekit and Google Webfonts. The point of the website of course, is to showcase the artist work.

Speaking of the artist’s work; Katie James has a show of her sewing machine drawings at Aviary in Jamaica Plain, MA on April 5 from 6-8pm. Stop by if you’re in the area!

The Oatmeal on Restaurant Websites

Dead On.

Restaurant Website

Two CMS Solutions Worth Looking At

Below are two different content management systems that definitely seem worth checking out. Halogy is a free open source system. Although it’s free to start out with, it looks like they charge for different modules.

Perch costs about $55 per website but sounds intriguing. Mostly just a small customizable solution. It sounds like it might be nice for some basic websites where other CMS solutions would be overkill.


ImageOptim is a great GUI tool for optimizing images. It uses AdvPNG, OptiPNG, PngGrush, JpegOptim and others. Perfectly simple. Don’t forget to download and install the provided service so that you can optimize images by using the context menu (right click).