5 Dec 2006 3 pm eastern

Inflamed linkazoidal tissues

The Economist profiles Mena Trott
Of late, The Economist has been paying greater attention to the web, undoubtedly because investors are doing likewise. The magazine even gets some things right. It’s great to see a hard-working innovator like Six Apart‘s Mena Trott get profiled in the magazine’s business section. I only wish the journalist who profiled Ms Trott could have laid off the condescending sexism. (“Girly whim?”) Why don’t they tell us what she was wearing?
Jubilee Center
This free after-school program for kids from kindergarten to sixth grade is “the only after-school and summer safe haven for children in Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood—a neighborhood with a history of violent crime and drug-related arrests.” ’Tis the season for giving (not that poverty ever goes out of season); support the Center!
simplebits redesign
Ten Worst Internet Acquisitions Ever
IconBuilder 8.1 (free update)
The Photoshop plug-in for favicon makers and icon bakers. Released 16.Nov.06. Free upgrade for registered users.
Things Designers Want for Christmas
Greg Storey of Airbag Industries builds hisself a Christmas store using Amazon’s new “astore” technology. I’ve been longing to do the same thing.
Judge: Make Bills Recognizable to Blind
“The [U.S.] government discriminates against blind people by printing money that all looks and feels the same, a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that could change the face of American currency.” Hat tip: Sean Jordan.
Slashdot reviews DWWS2e

Trent Lucier writes:

If you’ve browsed the web design section of any bookstore lately, you’ve seen him staring at you. The blue hat. The mustache. The blinding neon background. He’s Jeffrey Zeldman, publisher of the influential web development magazine, ‘A List Apart’ and author of the book Designing With Web Standards (DWWS). The first edition of the DWWS was published in 2003, and now 2006 brings us an updated 2nd edition. In a market flooded with XHTML, CSS, and web standards books, is DWWS 2nd Ed. still relevant?

I love it that they think I have a moustache.

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8 Responses to “Inflamed linkazoidal tissues”

  1. Michael Martin said on

    You don’t have a mustache???

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeldman/222249586/in/set-72157594244899227/ – Isn’t that you? Or were you just taking random photos of people on the island?? (Feel free to admit it if you were. We all do that occasionally…. ;) )

  2. phil said on

    On the book cover.. either it’s a moustache or your nose is casting a very large, odd-shaped shadow..

  3. Paul R. Redmond said on

    The slashdot interview was definitely interesting.
    One sentance in it didn’t sit right though

    Those new to web design, however, may want to start with a book that is a little more comprehensive.

    Unlike his suggestions I feel those new designers should learn WHY designers use standards before they learn HOW we use them (appropriately).

    Obviously though I think he likes your book (its on the homepage of his latest “experiment”)…or maybe he likes the Amazon bucks it generates.

  4. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    It’s a moustache when it’s the only hair on the face. If it’s part of a beard or goatee, then it’s not a moustache. A cropped photo, obscuring one’s beard, can make it appear that one has a moustache. That’s what happened here.

  5. Michael Martin said on

    I imagine there’s no agreed definition for this, but still, the moustache remains a moustache, despite any accompanying features. A moustache is a moustache if there is no other facial hair, as you said. But if there is a beard, then the hair above the upper lip is still a moustache. Only now, it is part of the beard. As for goatees, the mustache accompanies the goatee. In all three situations, it’s still a mustache.

    Mustache, Goatee, supports this view.

    But as important as the definition of a moustache is, you’re right about the cover. Nicely positioned, with the “Voices That Matter” written over the mouth.

  6. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Ah, but a moustache that is part of a beard or goatee has a different semantic than one that stands alone.

  7. Nick said on

    Let’s compare this discussion with our next favourite subject: webdesign :)

    If a division of a web page has an heading to describe the division , would that heading have a different semantic than one that would describe the whole page? A heading is a heading, no matter if it is part of a division or not. The same applies to moustaches I think.

  8. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    This tangent begs a post of its own. Discussion moved.

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