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A Dull April Fool’s Day

There was a rash of black and white April Fool’s Day sites this year. We weren’t the only ones to do it but I think we did it best, if I do say so myself. There were three parts to our little switch and it wouldn’t have been the same without any of them: Desaturating […]

Maintaining your CSS helps maintain your site

Rather than doing one giant redesign and launch, at BCIT, we’ve been doing small updates for a while now. Take our footer for example, I got to update all of them using the CSS a few times and then we decided we wanted to mix up the HTML. Templates and applications were updated with the […]

What would you change?

Most companies are fumbling around unsure of how to use this new social media thing to market themselves, and educational institutes are no different. With so much of our target audience using social media it’s particularly important for us. BCIT’s Marketing and Communications department came to us (Web Services) last year and said – we […]

Bookstore wins a hubbie

Almost a year ago now the BCIT Bookstore let Web Services know that the e-commerce application they used to manage their online sales was upgrading and asked if we’d like to help skin the new site. The department was pretty busy at the time and my Manager said we didn’t have time to help out […]

Missing table based layouts.

There’s only one time where I ever really miss table based layouts: when I’m trying to make a flexible horizontal navigation bar with centred links. Like this or this. *chews on keyboard with frustration*

We made the cut!

One of the videos we made the other day made the cut into the final Gmail behind the scenes video.  Alistair‘s fancy editing shows the three of us morphing between chin up bars with 1:37 left to go. A second video of ours was chosen as a featured clip. If you got to the page […]

10 seconds of my 15 minutes

Google is having this contesty thingy. Which basically requires you to make 10 second (or less) videos of how gMail gets around the world. The idea is for people to get the “Mvelope” from the left to the right side of the screen. Yesterday after work Alistair filmed videos with my and Kenzie’s help, three […]

Forming form guidelines

Who knew web design could be so… academic? Since I got back from @media I’ve been hard at work on a set of guidelines which ideally will one day guide the interaction and styling of all forms on the myriad of BCIT web applications though right now will only be applied to anything in the […]

CADE/AMTECH Conference

I was in Winnipeg speaking at the CADE/AMTECH Conference last week. The weather was beautiful and I saw an excellent hockey game in which the Manitoba Moose (the Vancouver Canucks’ farm team) played spectacularly only to to be knocked out of the AHL playoffs in a very Canucks way (up 2-0 at the end of […]

“What a great way to start a Monday.”

Part of my job at BCIT is providing technical support to our content publishing community.  These are the people who provide the text to fill the templates we make and keep that text up to date.  Most of them aren’t web developers and are a little intimidated by the idea of working on the website. […]

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