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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


I promised I'd post a screenshot of the progress on the redesign, and I know you've all been waiting with bated breath ever since (wtf does that phrase mean, anyway?), so here it is. So far. Because, as you know, I'm an endless tweaker of minute Photoshop details. Plus I haven't finished all the sections yet, and the changes I made tonight on the Rants template are going to affect the designs I'd almost finished for the Portfolio template... Ah, hell. I'll probably finish by Halloween.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you're posting at 2 in the morning when there are (gasp!) two spelling mistakes in your post. Poor Marky, get some sleep. I want Anal Marky back good as new.


8/16/2005 12:22:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. Design looks great. Your style is so distinctive.


8/16/2005 12:23:00 PM

Blogger espd said...

Thanky. I fixed "affect," which is one I stupidly make a lot, especially when I'm not being careful (or, y'know, totally tired).

But what's the other one? What am I missing?!

8/16/2005 01:35:00 PM

Blogger espd said...

Aha! I saw it! See? Even when fully awake I can miss something I've read over three times...

Actually, I've only had two cups of coffee today, and it's 1:37, so I think I need more fuel.

8/16/2005 01:37:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love looking at your designs. I hate that I can't ignore typos/spellos...I see two others.

I'll give you one: "bate" (a variation of "abate") means to restrain or moderate. The OED says the first citation of "bated breath" is: "1596 Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice i. iii. 125 'With bated breath, and whispring humblenesse.'"

Even ol' Will couldn't spell good all the time.

Get some sleep.


8/16/2005 01:41:00 PM

Blogger monocle_man said...

Nice caption under the photo. Are you a Latin Scholar as well? Very monocle-worthy.

8/16/2005 03:13:00 PM

Blogger espd said...

Kathy: Aha! Now I know where the term "bated breath" came from too. So much accomplished in one day. Now I can sleep.

Willhelm: That's the famous (to designers, anyway) "greeking" we use when we don't have real copy. Almost always starts with "Lorem ipsum dolor...". I get mine from the Lorem Ipsum Generator at

8/16/2005 06:15:00 PM


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