Designing Cloudy

2009-06-16_0516I challenged myself to design a basic site in an hour or less while taking a screenshot every 10 seconds. At what ended up being 1 hour and 9 minutes, I missed my mark –  but only by a little bit. Overall, the end result is decent, but nothing spectacular. Given more time I would have probably refined the header section a bit more and spiced up the welcome area. Keeping in mind the time constraints, the simplicity and barrenness can be over looked, in my opinion. Look for the full size image after the jump.

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Things that Irk Me

Sitting here waiting for my Steam items to download (Mirrors Edge and Assassin’s Creed, thanks for asking), I began to ponder 2058346033_25e28400bbthe phrases, words, and actions that are my pet peeves. I now present them in a neat, alphabetized list that you may use as a reference when communicating with me.*

Just know that there’s not any particular reason for writing this, and you shouldn’t take anything seriously – unless you’re Anthony or George. There might even be some things that you agree with, but don’t be surprised if there isn’t. In all seriousness, this post is really self-centered and is mostly a joke.

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Why EvilChicken Failed

evilchickenIt began as a good idea, and a month later the ball was rolling. Max, Alec, Cameron, and I were going to collaborate on combining their majorly active sites into one large one. Several hundred thousands of visits a month was the plan, and we actually reached those numbers it in the month of  May. This would be a big venture for all of us, but soon things went sour and 3 months later the site was announced to be closing until further notice. Why, you ask?…

If you’re not aware of what EvilChicken is, you should go ahead and skip this entry. Things are going to get in-depth and it’ll be hard to understand at points if you weren’t there from the beginning.

Before I go on, I’d just like to preface this by saying that I’m not trying to shift any blame around, but instead outline the shortcomings and faults that led to the site’s demise. This should also serve as good reference material for anyone that wishes to start a large, community oriented site.

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