Sugar Scrub

I am reading Andy Clarke’s Transcending CSS, and in it he encourages looking for Web design inspiration in places other than the Web: cereal boxes, newspapers, magazines, buildings, to name a few. (This is something I’ve done for some time now, but I’ve been making a more conscious effort of late, given his advice.)

This morning I picked up a tube of my wife’s facial scrub. I looked for anything interesting in the design on the front. Then I looked at the back, which contains, among other things, an ingredient list. I wasn’t scanning the ingredient list as much as my eyes just happened to fall on one word:

Saliva.

Saliva! They put saliva in facial scrub? I looked again.

Salvia.

Salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract. Ah, helps to keep reading past the line break.

ColorBurn’s Back

Web designers will be glad to know that ColorBurn is back!

ColorBurn screenshot

Shortly after the first of the year, ColorBurn just stopped working.  I looked around on the Net for an explanation, but all I could find were others also wondering what had happened.  I had given up hope, assuming that the guys at Firewheel just got tired of maintaining it. But here they are with entries for today and the last week as if they never skipped a beat.

And there was much rejoicing.