Getting away from it all

As I write this, I'm three hours away from home in the middle of the woods with no electricity, no roof over my head, no running water, and of course no cell reception. And it's awesome. Yes, I know I'm contradicting myself. Like an alcoholic trying to shake the last few drops out of the… Continue reading Getting away from it all

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I’m currently on the trip of a lifetime. My fiancee Carolyn and I are exploring Southeast Asia with no return ticket and no real timeline other than “Be back in Canada by December”.

Carolyn and I wanted a lightweight way to share and remember our trip, so we are posting daily to ShaneAndCarolyn.wordpress.com using Post by Email.

The posts are mostly just fun pictures and anecdotes, but I recently posted one with a bit of a design spin, so I wanted to re-post it here on my tech blog.

So here it is! Feel free to check out the other posts as well.

Shane and Carolyn's Asian Adventure

Designers who are working on websites sometimes sketch out layouts and put what’s called fake placeholder text to show where the actual web content goes. This is sometimes known as Greeked Text. Here’s what I mean.

The idea is that if you put the buttons and icons and navigation in the right place, that your website will be great and you can worry about the content later. Some say that this is a bad thing– content is king so it should come first- but I think that it depends. Usually it’s not the end of the world.

That is, as long as you ACTUALLY CREATE CONTENT.

Today I was looking for a nice big backpack for me to use during my Asian travels then in the mountains when I get back to Canada. I found a great Jack Wolfskin 60L pack, but let’s just say that the price was…

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