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My (revised) video setup: Canon EOS 7D 8

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Michael Bierut on clients  

Colosseo: Available March 2010  

The Authentic Jobs Twenty Ten promotion  

Do what works best for you, not them 22

Notable recent job listings  

Join me live on DesignChat tonight  

Letterpress poster: Limited quantities for the holidays  

Easy dad project: Football/rugby uprights 11

Taking a stand against American Apparel 149

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To Florida, again 44

On (the undying topic of) copying  


On e-book vs. printed book sales, Mobile Web Design, and CSS Mastery 2 13

Inspiring type: Luca Barcellona calligraphy; The Kelmscott Chaucer 4

Reporting in: Self-employment, day four 27

Rejoining the ranks of the self-employed 58

Recent job listings, testimonials, and 100th Kiva loan  

The ISO50 Field Guide to Color Management  

Upgrading the hard drive and memory in a refurbished 13” MacBook Pro 14

Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino 8

Randomness, vol. IX 9

Ten things you may not know about me 24

Recent job listings  

The debate over page zooming vs. text scaling 39

Coding like it’s 1999 78

Free download: Good vs. Great Design (summary)  

Authentic Jobs: Advice for Staying Gainfully Employed 9

Poster officially on sale, and Kindle+Kiva giveaway  

Is it time to move beyond 960? 74

Design Considerations for Touch UI  

Drummer Tony Williams: “Good Musicians Copy” 15

Letterpress poster: Pre-ordering now available  

Roman Holiday  

Exploring Cufón, a sIFR alternative for font embedding 86

The 5 P’s of Twitter’s runaway success 15

Recent job listings (and job search data) 6

Speaking at HOW Design Conference in June  

20 tips for better conference speaking 31

Design’s elusive “final ten percent” 16

Design Review: Your chance to critique me 84

12 resources for getting a jump on HTML 5 19

Authentic Jobs promotion: $125 off with code  

Framing your letterpress print 19

Randomness 4

…and that’s a wrap 35

Letterpress poster on sale today  

Job description interestingness at Authentic Jobs  

Four resources to consider when starting a project 5

FontBook, “the most complete digital type reference in the world”  

“Variety itself as a kind of consistency”  

Letterpress poster available December 15ish 12

On the value of candor 24

Why thinking in the shower may be an ideal model for “creative pause” 50

“Act Well Thy Part” and a letterpress poster update  

Veer and Authentic Jobs, sitting in a tree 2

Linkification, part II 156

Fifty People, One Question: Restored 20

Authentic Jobs promotion: 30% off with code  

Ten 56

Speaking at WordCamp Utah this Saturday  

New from Mister Retro: Permanent Press PS filters 14

Got drum? Pimp it. 42

FAQ: How to convince my boss to let me attend a web conference? 23

Job description interestingness at Authentic Jobs 7

Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament  

Upcoming speaking events  

Linkification 283

The In-House Designer 89

Review: SumoSac lounge seat  

Randomness 6

iPhone apps mini-review 24

Authentic Jobs donates 1% through 5

Excerpted highlights from How Designers Think 14

Signed Limited Edition Letterpress Poster 30

Architecture in Switzerland (Taschen) 9

FAQ: When to use italics? 10

Mobile Web Design: iPhone 3G discount price  

Aaron Cannon’s Web Accessibility Checklist 32

On writing more betterer 28

25 resources for ornaments, fleurons, and “frilly bits” 50

Recent job listings  

Craziest thing you’ve done for user research? 32

Techniques for designing with type characters 24

Swissmiss, SimpleBits, Big Noob join Authentic Jobs  

Extensible CSS Interface IV: Testing for Extensibility 29

Extensible CSS Interface III: Adding Ajax Interactivity 18

Mobileness 4

A plug for New Orleans 16

Extensible CSS Interface II: CSS Selectors & jQuery 39

Designer, Coder: Separate roles or one? 154

Extensible CSS Interface I: The Foundation 67

The Highly Extensible CSS Interface ~ The Series 43

Sans iPhone: The debriefing  

Scrutinizing the XO (OLPC) user experience 6

Sans iPhone for a week 15

GTD with Netvibes 37

Recent job listings  

Randomness, round 2 13

Randomness 10

Completed mix: Conference break music 13

Music you might hear during breaks at a conference 64

Overcoming blankcanvasphobia 30

Mon sac de choix: STM Alley Case 52

DOS ain’t so bad after all 21

Authentic Jobs promotion: 50% off with code  

Unpacking the XO ($100) laptop 42

Challenging the Apple archetype 28

Tweet 22

Recent job listings  

Noted without comment: iPhone vs. Windows PDA 61

Mobile Web Design: Holiday discount price  

Randomness 5

The new Designs we left behind 24

The Accessibility Cookbook: A Recipe for Disaster 12

A wish to learn  

SharePoint 2007: Pointedly unskinnable 36

Recent job listings  

Embroiled in email 32

Mobile Web Design (in print) now available 16

Randomness 9

The highly extensible interface (and workshop) 5

Mobile Web Design in print October 15 17

Mobile web usage nearly equal PC web in Japan 6

Last chance for your chance to win an iPhone 15

On self-publishing 35

Recent job listings + “Job Perks” feature 5

iPhone winner + another iPhone giveaway 13

Now available: Mobile Web Design 66

Download a preview of Mobile Web Design 38

Coudal Guest Editor  

Mobile Web Design, the book: Available August 28 29

iPhone predictions: The right and the dead wrong 11

Recent job listings  

Randomness 9

Essential Summer Reading  

Upcoming speaking events  

Yes, I have one 34

BumpTop, a new way to visualize your desktop 12

Recent job listings  

Opera Mini 4 beta 9

iPhone musings 25

Skinning MS SharePoint with standards 64

Broaden your team’s competence? Consider interns.  

Randomness 12

Recent job listings 4

Newsvine goes mobile 18

Wait for inspiration to find you  

On drinking one’s own Kool-Aid 22

All-day interviews: The interviewer’s perspective? 23

Galactic Network Interweb 25

Surviving the all-day tech interview 52

AEA Boston  

Noteworthy, SXSW edition 20

What will design be like in 2025? 46

Recent job listings 4

Farewell to freelancing: Final lessons learned 63

Influence vs. Inspiration 27

Speaking anew  

2.7 billion mobile users in context 22

Pressure = Inspiration? 13

Recent job listings  

Why iPhone won’t revolutionize the mobile web landscape 69

Remixed 9

Details about my forthcoming mobile book 16

Forget “best”, aim for “worst”?  

Noteworthy, Holiday Break edition 11

Review: Transcending CSS  

Gridding the 960 29

Blend Lab - Making a killing at Auth Jobs  

Noteworthy, December edition 12

Working for the man ain’t no crime, yo 84

Don’t start with the home page 22

Recent job listings 6

Can you summarize your project in one sentence? 21

Domain name firsts 76

Natural Born Creativity Killers 13

14,000 diapers 37

Noted while absent (continued)  

Recent job listings + freelance promo  

Noted while absent 16

Mobile web hype  

Road Warrior  


Wornamental, Thornamental 11

AJAX design terminology 12

UI design sessions (and help decide where) 85

The witty works of Hanoch Piven 17

Jobs home page reorg 15

Coming soon: Mobile Web Design, the book 42

Dyson ad: Text as more than just words 14

Setting sail for Europe  

Review: Sumo Omni bean bag chair  

Dashboard widget for Authentic Jobs  

Limited-time offer: $99 listings  

Nine skills that separate good and great designers 34

Fire sale 6

Introducing 31


Should all sites be fluid? 35

Optimal width for 1024px resolution? 70

Beginner’s guide from a seasoned CSS designer 32

Direct access to mobile web content sans URIs 9

On ignoring the past 9

Typefaces no one gets fired for using 62

Search travel info with Mobile 11

Workshop: Designing Elegant CSS Interfaces 23

Seven years ago I was… 90

Uninspired? Unplug yourself 24

Specky four-eyes 20

Worn traveler  

Free W3C webinar: Success! 17

Free W3C webinar: “Mobile Web Design”  

.net magazine: Fine reading for web developers 1 31

Screen Grab Confab, vol. VI 157

Tee’d up 24 comps  

On-screen design: Europe vs. US 43

European Tour 25

Hello London  

Hello Arkansas  

Where in the world is Carmen Moll? 106

Designing for “smack”? 18

Readers respond: Dealing with “bad” logos 71

Triads of bidding 27

Shorn 51

In Progress: Site Design 52

Full-time freelancing: 10 more things in 360 days 38

Fixed: IE 6 min/max-width hack  

Tuscany errata 37

Portfolio update  

In Progress: Logo Design 55

What designers read to their children 57

Austin Debrief 16

Craigslist Makeover  

Southby ‘06  

First to market, or first to profitability?  

Why I passed up the chance to work at Apple 116

Screen Grab Confab, vol. V (Flickr) 18

We have two winners  

Conversations with grammarati 70

Two chances to grab a free copy of “CSS Mastery” 409

Four Things  

An argument for “weighted” customer ratings 28

New iLife ‘06 packaging: Hot or not? 101

Holiday reflections 26

The Year in Summary: 2005  

Bold predictions for the savvy designer, 2006 edition 60

Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days 52

Decorate vs. Communicate: The article you’ll write 32

Fill in the blank (again) 128

Final (sorta) draft, CSS Mastery  

On YackPack  

Mobile Web Design: Tips & Techniques 15

Finally, Mobile Part 3 tomorrow  

Fill in the blank 133

On 23

Employment opportunities: A running tally…  

Who writes your error messages? 32

Timid error messages 27

Book: CSS Mastery  


Seventh-inning stretch 41

Mobile Web Design: Methods to the Madness 29

Mobile Web Design: State of the Mobile Web 11

On mobile rapid-fire reading 25

Mobile Web Design ~ The Series 17 25

WebVisions 2005 wrap-up 7

Out and about as the flames burn out 12

Mobile testers wanted  

SGC IV: Most Delicious Screen Grab  

New Shuttleboard by Veer  

Screen Grab Confab, vol. IV 259

When humility rears its beautiful head 20

How-to: ‘Giving To Hiram’ masthead 42

The Year of the Kottke 35

Speaking: WebVisions 2005  

Giving To Hiram mini-site 11


Descanso 108

Zaadz and the Evanescent Design Crew 42

So about that cereal stuff…  

Editor’s note  

Sponsorship opportunity now available  

Calling all musicians  

The non-typographer’s guide to practical typeface selection 28

Design Eye for the Idea Guy  

Beware Hyperhidrosis at SXSW  

Screen Grab Confab, vol. III 235

More than a mechanic, less than a lawyer  

Please, sweat the small stuff 73

Authentic Wisdom: The Wife 23

Tomorrow’s guest author  

Chiasmus and the Poetic Pagination 54

Backstage Pass ~ Veer, Inc. 9


Scouting the programming elite  

Stuff that didn’t make the 2004 editorial cut 19

Screen Grab Confab, vol. II 315

Got worn? Don’t miss these brushes  

Premium Linkage RSS Feeds now available 10

Authentic Wisdom: Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain 57

Amazon’s new paint 30

The vinyl sketchbook (sans the vinyl) 21

Aaron Witts  

The geek will see you now  

The Plight of the Cereal Bag 35


That Formerly Wicked Aqua Look 48

Authentic Wisdom: Jonathan Linczak 23  

Lorem ipsum dolor  

That Marching Ants Look 14

The Fallen Will Forever Stand  

That Wicked Worn List  

Stumped 39

Screen Grab Confab, vol. I 232

Answers to your questions (re: I went postal…)  

I went postal and got paid for it 24

ALA does it again  

Postal teaser  

SimpleQuiz › Tribute 21

Now available in print: Eight things… 12

Eight things I wish I’d known when I started 29

What Authentic Boredom almost was 14

On penning titles 45

A thank-you note redesign: Your chance to flog me 70

Five for Six: Bold predictions for the savvy designer 48

Eternal Spamnation  

Seasons of change  

Part Four: Expert Guest Gala 22

Part Three: Wicked Third-party Software 21

Part Two: Using Photoshop’s Native Filters 25

Part One: The Indispensable Tool Trio 28

That Wicked Worn Look ~ The Series 27

Nawlins, the forum bomb, and Design Eye 11

Forum Topic of the Week ~ ? 8

Straight from the source’s mouth 14

No, there was no four-minute barrier 2

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 05/06  

Stellar screenshots in print pieces 15

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 04/30  

Nodes of design inspiration 19

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 04/23  

Firsts 25

A tribute to Jonathan Ive 3

The inevitable off-topic banter 2

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 04/15  

80/20 and the design blogosphere 29

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 04/09  

Only 3.4 years remaining 7

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 04/02  

The world will end at exactly 10:10 13

A List Ahead 2

Forum Topic of the Week ~ 03/26 2

Life, love, and the pretentious blog tagline 6

Comments are now open 19


Old-school Archives

05 March 2004 ~ Culture dictionaries? Fo’ shizzle.
Discover a few dictionaries perfect for searching cultural phrases and contemporary lingo.

02 March 2004 ~ Solving iLife’s ‘puzzling’ imagery
Apple’s amazing iLife puzzle diagram served as the inspiration for a recent catalog design.

20 February 2004 ~ Archived screenshots posted
A collection of dozens popular websites.

19 February 2004 ~ Toughest ‘no’ yet
Why I turned down a columnist position at

13 February 2004 ~ Which of these headlines would you ‘fire’?
The release of Mozilla Firefox and the flurry of headlines it spawned.

05 February 2004 ~ Standing out—way out—in a crowd
The now-infamous Spongmonkeys / Quiznos duo explained.

02 February 2004 ~ Albert Einstein + Postcards =
The best-kept secret for small, inexpensive print runs.

28 January 2004 ~ All circuits are busy
A sampling what kept me so busy for several weeks straight.

22 January 2004 ~ Sly Forum and The World of Tomorrow
Will the Know-How Exchange revolutionize the way we think about forums?

In Print

CSS Mastery CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.

Mobile Web Design Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.

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