Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Whatcha Think? It’s a Complete Web Site Redesign
Welcome to phase one of Thingamababy’s web site redesign.
Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below or shooting me an e-mail. Knowing your likes and dislikes is appreciated. Colors? Font size? Logo? Like it? Hate it? We will be revising or replacing the logo and adjusting other tidbits in the phase 2 "fine tuning" of the design.
I am absolutely blown away by Buz’s artistic wizardry and equally shocked that his talent goes largely untapped as he toils away in an office job doing programming for a dot com.
Corresponding with the creative side of Buz’s brain is like being the proprietor of a sidewalk fruit stand, polishing your apples as you watch two deliverymen carry a large pane of glass quietly across the street as a high speed car chase barrels down the road. The impending destruction of the glass would seem timidly clichÃ© if it were not followed by watermelons, oranges and papaya launching into the air as your livelihood explodes on the front fender of a 1968 Ford Mustang G.T. 390 Fastback just before you are run over by a Hollywood film crew in hot pursuit.
I mean to say Buz channels a Dennis Miller-esque stream-of-consciousness, just a tad. Here is a comment Buz made about an early diaper pin sketch for the redesign:
"the diaper pin was a whim, a priori, an anachronism true, but so what, was an excuse to doodle it. also knew it was two young, your tike is getting you there, you’re aging even as we read this. soon, her own cellphone, the car keys, "I’ll call, I said I would", and you pacing the floor. sorry. that’s months away, relax."
Anyhow, please share your reaction to the design via the comment link below or the e-mail link at top right. We’re all adults here. We can take it.
I don’t see the new design!
If you don’t see a smiling child at the upper left of this page, you need to flush your browser cache and retrieve a new copy of our stylesheet.
First, hit CTRL-R to reload the page. If that doesn’t work, leave Thingamamaby, perform the steps below, and then return to Thingamamaby.
In Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options > (under "Browsing History" or "Temporary Internet Files") > Delete Files.
In Firefox, click Tools > Options > Privacy > (in Private Data) Clear Now. Be sure the box next to "Cache" has a check mark, but important stuff like your cookies and saved passwords are NOT checked.
This should force your browser to delete the old design and fetch the new design when you revisit the web site.