Bad Web Design Drives Me Nuts

Maybe I shouldn’t call it “bad web design” since it’s really just a case of misaligned pixels. Having said that, I can tell you that something like this would’ve driven me nuts not very long ago.

pixel alignment

Notice how the buttons aren’t quite in a straight line? I think it’s only 2-3 pixels, but it’s enough for me to notice and for me to want to fix it.

People ask me why I don’t do websites anymore, and it’s because of things like what’s in the picture.

I’d want those buttons and the text to be aligned, and I would want to spend an inordinate amount of time working to get them aligned properly.

I can’t do that anymore.

I just don’t have the interest to put up with that type of stress anymore.

The clouds looked fierce and angry today

The clouds looked fierce and angry for today’s #cityscape I don’t think the gods are happy with us.

Whenever the clouds are like this, it reminds me of my time living in Holland. Rumor has it, that the Romans referred to Holland as the gates of hell because of how bad the weather was. It rains constantly, which makes for pretty, green grass but makes for horrible outings if your outing depends on having dry ground.

Anyway, these clouds remind me of Holland.

Touch the sky….

Today’s #cityscape shot is leading us to touch the sky.

Takes me back to the days when I first moved to this sleepy town. People would ask me “where is Austin?” and they’d be surprised that there was another city in Texas besides Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso.

Nowadays, I think that more people know about Austin, even if they might not have any idea about where in Texas it is.

I’d love to live in one of the two apartment buildings pictured here. The problem, of course, is that you’d be living downtown in the middle of all the homeless people. Oh, and did I mention the lady that got stabbed in the neck at the closest grocery store to these buildings?

Inner city living FTW.

A shot of my old college dorm

When I returned to college, for what I like to call my second freshman year, I lived in this dorm. Why? because I essentially painted myself into a corner and I needed a place to live for the year.

I did the math, and staying here was cheaper than renting an apartment somewhere and then having to worry about food and transportation. Living in this particular dorm made sense, and the price was right.

What I did not count on, was that the place shut down during holidays because they expected that people would have a place to go. I did not have a place to go, so I relied on the kindness of relative strangers for a place to stay during the Christmas break.

I was an asshole to these people. I’m sure of it.

I’m sorry I was an ass.

Yesterday, while in traffic I took a shot if my old college dorm. @dobiecenter #atx #austin

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