Mark Bult Design: San Francisco, CA, Established 1988

Web design and development for small and large business, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, SAAS, and community websites. User experience design and usability testing.


Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Download.com's Staff Favorites 2004



So I've been working on this feature for the past week: Download.com's Staff Favorites of 2004. Staffers could submit their favorite download in the Games, Software, and Music categories on our site.

I'm pretty happy with the way it came out, although it was a tight deadline so I didn't have time to do any interactivity; I would have preferred all the image links to be mouseovers. But there wasn't time.

I did all the HTML in CSS with minimal use of tables (although it gets plonked into a template by our production staff, and the templates are a jumble of terribly bloated table code -- I fully expect to address this early next year). Of course, I also did the design, which is my actual job. Doing the HTML is a bonus. It's a bonus for me because it allows me to learn more CSS as I go. And it's a bonus to our production staff because it makes their job really, really easy.

BTW, I'm not the guy with the bag over his head. But yes, my photo is included on the feature.

4 Comments

Blogger waterlovinguy117 said...

I can (and just might, now that I've learned of them) use any of these tools, except the one Mark chose. Apple only. Grrrr...

12/22/2004 11:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Stewf said...

Thanks for the xPad tip, Mark. Going to give it a go. I've been using the plainly-named "Notes" for a while and it's not bad but perhaps it's past its prime.

1/01/2005 05:23:00 PM

 
Blogger velma said...

Your picture's cute, but I like Jason's version of it better! http://www.bumpercars.com/blog/ =)

1/25/2005 10:20:00 AM

 
Blogger espd said...

Yeah, it's beginning to grow on me. No pun intended.

Actually, it's Ari's malevolent mind that came up with that Photoshopped atrocity.

No, really, I laughed out loud when he first sent it to me. I'll have to poison his food next time we have dinner...

1/26/2005 12:29:00 PM

 

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