Author Archives: Justin D. Henry

Evolving to Dvorak

I have never learned to touch type. As much as Ma Henry tried, she just couldn’t get me to spend enough time with Mavis Beacon. Over the years, as my hunt-and-peck style morphed into a jumble of half-memorized keystroke combinations, I began to regret this. Several weeks ago I began to mull over the idea [...]

Disability Etiquette

The United Spinal Association has a great pamphlet on Disability Etiquette. It’s light, conversational (plenty of comics with situational examples), and friendly in tone. This goes a long way in increasing awareness about a host of disabilities. It also is a very useful tool in combating the fear that stems from not knowing how to [...]

WordPress Greatest Hits widget

One of my favorite best practices in blogging is the use of a greatest hits list on the home page. I find myself looking for this list every time I come across a new blog. With that in mind, I’ve been wanting to display a list of my favorite entries from this space for quite [...]

Nate Koechley on the YUI Library CSS components

If you ever find yourself doing layouts on the web, you owe it to yourself (and your clients) to take the YAHOO! CSS Foundation for a spin. There are other CSS frameworks out there (I really prefer blueprint‘s naming conventions for example, and am looking forward to seeing future updates), but not all are as [...]

Standing meetings

Think about your last staff or team meeting. How long was it? Was everything captured that needed to be? Did it stay on task? Chances are it could have gone smoother, faster, and been more productive. One way to make recurring meetings more efficient and productive is by reviewing the structure which guides the meeting.

Dummy text at your fingertips

Sometimes I find myself in need of more than just the block of Lorem Ipsum text that magically appears from typing “lorem” and hitting tab in Textmate. Sure, I could use a handy widget, but flipping back and forth from the dashboard gets tiresome after a few iterations.

The power of aggregated attention data

Feed readership represents a significant disconnect between traffic data and actual content consumption. Aggregated attention data is going to play a big role in bridging that gap. Brent Simmons recently noted this gem from Nick Bradbury: “…future releases of FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and NewsGator Inbox are all planning to support APML.” This is a logical next [...]

missing links

My friend David has a new blog. He kicks it off with a tasty philosophical morsel.

Traffic flow and community development

Most of the major streets leading into and out of in my neighborhood are one-way – a fact that appears to run counter to the city’s revitalization efforts in the area. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of businesses come and go, just within a block or so of us. There have [...]

The first Blog Action Day, and the Superfund365 project

I’m almost too late, but I just discovered that today was the first ever Blog Action Day. This year’s subject is the environment: “On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind … In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be [...]