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  • Davis Square Flag

    I came across this project for Good magazine in which a collection of designers and illustrators were called upon to design flags for their respective neighborhoods. Some were beautiful in their simplicity, others appeared to be the product of designers trying to show of their skills rather than fit the creative limitations.

  • The Importance of bind() in jQuery

    The jQuery library has always been held in high appeal for its gradual learning curve and generally quick implementation. The API is concise and includes such simple event watching nomenclature as show(), hide(), ready(), submit(), focus(), and more. The one popular event watcher that I kept seeing popping up in script after script was the generic bind() function. I never fully understood what made implementing the bind function any more desirable than click() or focus() until working on a larger scale javascript project the other day.

  • Maintenance Month

    Following Chris Coyier’s lead, I decided to go back and clean up some parts of the re-design I had neglected. It took some digging into pages and posts that I barely touched, and that have barely been seen, so I was glad to have the push.

  • Like a plane crash that never hits the ground

    As a songwriter, I’ve always been amazed at what comes out depending on what’s going on in my life.  When things were going well for me, my friend and bandmates would joke that things needed to get worse or the music would suffer.  They were more right than they might have thought.

  • Preparing DanUbilla.com 2.0

    When I threw together the design you see on this very blog, I did it haphazardly and quickly just to get a bit of presentation to frame my entries.  It was always meant to be a dynamic frame, one that I could use as a training ground to various tips and tricks I picked up through my work, both professional and personal.  Looking at the current layout and site hierarchy in more depth, I’ve decided to scratch most of what little you see here and strip down to the bare essentials.  By re-focusing on the content before continuing on with exploring new design techniques, I’ll be able to re-imagine this web space to become not only the design and development playground that I originally intended it to be, but to be a proper gallery of my accomplishments and pursuits.  In breaking things down, I plan on following three tenants and lines of thinking that I’ve come across in the past six months since introducing this site:

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