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This site is currently still under development, though it is live to the public. Things will change dramatically over time as I continue to work with the site and bring it to completion. Why would I do this? Read this and let me explain.

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Thoughts on everything under the sun(flower) by Jennifer Soloway.

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Designers: Just Stop Being Trendy, Already

Posted in by Jenn on April 18, 2014. Tags: , ,

I have a real problem with trends when it comes to design. I hate them. I’ve bristled at comments when I’ve produced designs that prompted feedback such as, “You did this in that flat design that everyone’s going to now.” Because, while the end result may look that way, using a “flat design” – or… Read more »

Friday Links: Southern Snowpocalypse

Posted in by Jenn on January 31, 2014.

Chipotle is producing a 30-minute comedy series about industrial farming. This is right on-brand, even though their brand is all but absent from the advertising effort. [NY Times] Love Buzzfeed but hate the ridiculous over-the-top headlines proclaiming “awesome” and “life changing” content? There’s a browser extension for that. [Snipe.net]

The Ever-Evolving Web Design (and Development) Process

Posted in by Jenn on January 29, 2014.

Last week, I read a very interesting article that proclaimed that the PSD->HTML process is dead. What the author meant, of course, is not that the process itself is dead, but the way we look at the role of Photoshop (or any GUI mockup tool)  is changing. To that I ask, is it? The way some… Read more »

Friday Links: Pass the Robitussin

Posted in by Jenn on January 24, 2014.

Some weeks, just surviving a cold feels like an accomplishment. This article on what a ‘parenting break’ really means is dead on. [Huffington Post] Still hanging on to your home’s land line? You’re not alone and the NYT says that’s OK. [New York Times] PSD to HTML is dead. Not quite, but an interesting read about our changing web development… Read more »

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Growing Up: Having Conversations

Posted in by Jenn on January 23, 2014. Tags: , ,

The most rewarding aspect of having a toddler in the house is that the days are filled with hearing more than just variations of my own voice. Actual honest-to-goodness conversations are beginning to take place and it’s wonderful! Even if the views I’m now hearing are not always complimentary: Me: [singing] Home Slice: “No, no!… Read more »


The Great Stashbusting Push

Posted in by Jenn on January 22, 2014. Tags: ,

Last year, I was the happy recipient of a big bag-o-yarn for Christmas. I had projects queued up on my endless Ravelry queue for each and every skein, and my fingers were just twitching with anticipation to get started. Let me just pause here to say: Big Bag-O-Yarn = The Gift That Keeps on Giving… Read more »