Houser Design

(16) Feb 22, 2005


GravatarOn February 22, 2005 11:30 AM Daver said:

Nice and clean, a little too simple, but still very nice...

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 1:14 PM foO said:

awesome, buddy! glad to see ya finally getting some recognition for yer mad skills....

remember: "brown is the new blue"


GravatarOn February 22, 2005 1:40 PM anuga said:

about time :)

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 1:57 PM Biggest Appl said:

Was wondering when peepz would start noticing the site. It's very sharp.

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 2:37 PM ghost said:

houser..still my hero.

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 4:23 PM Shike Maffer said:

Houser - you are all that It's about time that one of the best eyes in the game got some props. Don't believe me, check out Houser's photo site...

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 4:26 PM Phunky said:

Damn straight its time this site got on here, think his photo ones been dont tho :)

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 4:52 PM runningtings said:

well done wee man. more kudos.

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 6:26 PM JT... said:

Inspiring, my good man...

GravatarOn February 22, 2005 8:45 PM HodGes said:

Love it :D

GravatarOn February 23, 2005 7:52 AM sK said:

Nice, shame its not valid CSS though :(

GravatarOn February 23, 2005 2:54 PM Houser said:

Sam, you make a 'valid' point (get it... vaild?), but I'm not quite sure this site is about standards nazi-ism. Rather I believe it is a showcase of sites that are doing what they can to employ CSS centric designs for the best overall outcome. You could have a perfectly valid site, but if it looks like crap, I don't think it will be featured here. Feel me? Many of the sites linked from this site fail that same CSS validation test. Maybe you want to head over to instead. Oh... wait... their "Site of the Month" doesn't validate either! Until all browsers are 'compliant', and by that I mean to one standard, not their own intepretation of the standard, we will all be subject to CSS hacks in order to present our vision in the spirit of compliance.

GravatarOn February 23, 2005 10:48 PM Preston said:

I highly agree with the designer...standards-compliancy isn't everything. The site is amazingly simple and one can gain much CSS knowledge from it. I don't understand why people fret over the compliancy rather than the fabulous aesthetics and eclecticism being demonstrated here. Easily one I would want to feature on a CSS Beauty of my own (if I had the time to create one) : ).

GravatarOn February 28, 2005 10:37 PM Barry said:

I guess you all have higher resolution monitors than me and the content appears vertically centered on your screen. It just looks too low on mine. If there were a banner filling the top it would look good.

You could create valid, good looking page that looks the same in the major browsers. It's just that it takes a lot of work and knowledge.

GravatarOn March 11, 2005 3:47 PM Max Khokhlov said:

The navigation images are not preloaded — wonder why so many people ignore this simple feature?!
The font choice for navigation is not perfect: active links don't look well (produce an impression of uncleanness) because the font is too thin. Probably you should play with rendering kinds in PS (try choosing instead of ) before rasterizing it.
The area is not resized properly in Safari in “About” section — the right bar extends below the main area which must be wrong.

GravatarOn March 11, 2005 4:00 PM Max Khokhlov said:

Sorry, I missed the part about text rendering. What I meant was: use "sharp" instead of "crisp".

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