Robert Denton

Staggering work of genius from Portland, Maine – Photographer, Designer, Taco Maker, Birder, Biker, Business Owner

Posts tagged: Design

Decent roundup of typography on the web

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I really appreciate this article simply because it links to many, ?near canonical past articles from others in our field. It takes a lot of work, technically (aside from typographically) to get this right, I hope it get’s better soon. One other resource for fonts I am keeping an eye on is an open source […]

On sorting…

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Just a thought, when shopping online, how often do you really want to sort by Price: High to Low? I mean in all practical applications you’ve done your research on which product already thereby making the decision on wether to buy a cheap, middle of the road, or high end thing. Right?

"The Rise and Fall of Design Within Reach | Fast Company"

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Rise and Fall of Design Within Reach | Fast Company. Well I’ve always called it “Design Within Reach ? of 2% of the Population”. I was always under the impression that modern design practice was about mass production thereby enabling more people to enjoy well designed objects, not to push design into a more […]

Interesting, cut up representation of 50 largest metro areas, Portland Maine makes the cut

Friday, December 4th, 2009

50 states and 50 metros. The fifty largest metro areas (in blue), disaggregated from their states (in orange). Each has been scaled and sorted according to population. The metro areas are US-Census defined CBSAs and MSAs. It took me a moment to grok it, for instance, there are no labels but if you hold your […]

Birds online

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Birds – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Excellent site! If you click through to a story there is a link for an Interactive Analyzer.

Accessibility When? Accessibility Where?

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

ALAMEDA COUNTY / Blind student sues Target over firm’s Web site / It lacks software that allows access to visually impaired Basically an online retailer is being sued because their site does not meet accessibility standards that allow a blind person to participate. I knew it would be coming sooner or later. So where does […]

Ning – Social Software Lubricant!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Ning is a free online service (yeah but if it’s a service how’ll it remain free?) allowing one to easily build and use social applications. What is social software? It tends to be a web application enabling one to post content, e.g., photos, bookmarks, reviews, and easily match, transact, or communicate with other people. The […]


Friday, February 25th, 2005 New media acquisitions: New York Times becomes a dominant web player “About. com was founded in 1997 with a simple premise, that people are the best Guides to the Internet. We have built on that belief over the past seven years. Today, when you read an article on, you are tapping into a […]

Shiny stuff rocks

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Like anyone who designs I want ultimate control. Sure, the typical email postcard with text in a div next to an image is nice and it works… but wouldn’t it be great to have really control it and composite the text into a bitmap!? Oh wait, that’d be like 2nd generation web design (which some […]

Top Level Arts page?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Welcome to Arts at Emory Top level arts page?? Would definitely do a service to at the very least have a centralized calendar for “the arts”. The point was made, correctly, that we lack such a thing while we do have an athletics calendar.