Posts Tagged as: web-development

March 29, 2024

Down the Rabbithole: An intro to making photorealistic AI photos in 2024

Hey there. If you’re curious about how to generate high resolution photorealistic AI images, then this post is for you. […]

November 12, 2023

Back to the basics: Prompt engineering strategies to get the most out of GPTs

As the AI hype train continues barreling down the track, sometimes it’s important to zoom out and highlight some GPT […]

October 26, 2023

Faster prototyping with javascript’s “Destructuring Assignment” syntax

While chatting with my trusty programming partner GPT4, I learned about a newer, faster way to pass data between functions […]

October 20, 2023

Using ChatGPT for Smart Truncation in Responsive Web Design

Since the dawn of the mobile web, digital designers have been asking copywriters to shorten their text. “It’s too much […]

February 4, 2023

Sheep vs Foxes: A Mindset Shift for Publishers

A buddy of mine just gave up on his years-long quest to catch a fox at his house upstate. Last […]

October 28, 2020

Experimental Storytelling

Here’s a mini-roundup of some fun stuff I’ve been working on lately. Cosmopolitan’s article about how The G-Spot Doesn’t Exist […]

June 24, 2020

Web Monetization

So apparently there’s a new standard for “Web Monetization” so I’m trying it out on this site. There seem to […]

January 26, 2020

About Fake Twitter

I just launched a little web toy called Fake Twitter. I think it’s kinda fun. Maybe check it out. Or […]

December 28, 2019

Storing Time-Series Twitter Engagement Data in a Graph Database

I wanted to better understand how Tweets get traction, and how that contributes to people’s follower counts. So I wrote […]

December 20, 2019

Getting fancy with CSS’s Position Sticky

(PSSST, if you’re coming here from CSS Tricks, you might enjoy following me on Twitter for other fun and interesting […]

February 20, 2019

Judging People Who Don’t Exist

TLDR: I made a thing and it got some press. Judging people by their appearance feels icky. Why? Because there’s […]

July 18, 2016

Rockstar Developers

For the last few months I’ve been leading games product development at Hearst Digital Media working with some amazing folks […]

August 21, 2015

Interactive Subway Station Maps

I’ve been having way too much fun with these. Last week I made an interactive sharable NYC subway map called […]

September 19, 2014

Can Eye Axe Ewe Equestrian

I made this with icons from my one of my favorite online resources, The Noun Project. Credits: Can designed by […]

May 5, 2014


As far as I can tell, there’s no word for that thing when a website links a few consecutive words […]

April 4, 2014

Embedding Posts from Bitcoin Megaphone

I just added a cool new feature to Bitcoin Megaphone. Now, each post’s permalink has an “embed” button, which lets […]

March 19, 2014

Bitcoin Megaphone

Last week I had a crazy idea for a website. This week I’m proud to announce Let me explain […]

February 12, 2014

Javascript “World” Simulation

This is brilliant. View the source to see what’s happening.

November 20, 2013

Amazing Fluid Particle Simulator

I just love things like this. There are a ton more links to other simulations and visualizations in this Hacker […]

October 8, 2013

Great Parallax Website

This Danny Brown story by Complex Magazine is really well done. This feels like the forefront of online publishing to […]

October 3, 2013

Cool Interactive Cloth Simulation

All done with basic web technologies. Very cool. See the Pen Tear-able Cloth by suffick (@stuffit) on CodePen Via The […]

September 26, 2013

Cookie Clicker Calculator

One of the most annoying parts of the new game Cookie Clicker is the waiting. So I made a little […]

August 7, 2013

Mac OSX’s Responsive Font Panel

My habit of unconsciously resizing my browser window surprised me when I accidentally resized the Fonts panel in OSX and […]

July 11, 2013

Cutting Out a Candle in AfterEffects

Those mask guides look pretty cool as they dance around the flames. I had to manually adjust their position for […]

July 10, 2013

Embedding an Instagram Photo

Hot off the presses. You can now embed an Instagram photo into any web page. Just browse to any Instagram […]

June 27, 2013

Browser Pong

If you’re on a desktop computer, check this out: I could explain but I don’t want to ruin the […]

June 4, 2013

Social Media Button Alignment

For the last 6 years or so, every time I’ve added the standard slew of social media buttons to a […]

May 21, 2013

Sharing Photos From the New Flickr to WordPress

This is very cool. While browsing the new Flickr, I noticed a share button labeled “Share to WordPress – The […]

May 8, 2013

The User is Drunk

An interesting way to think about website usability, created by Squareweave. Basically, if you assume your users are drunk (blurry […]

May 6, 2013

Confusing User Interface Elements

Too many people are trying to make the web more usable so I thought I’d try the opposite. Below are […]

May 3, 2013

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Bitcoin (But Were Afraid To Ask)

This video series by the Khan Academy is an extremely informative and approachable high-level overview of Bitcoin and all the […]

April 11, 2013

Computers and Hollywood

I found this great subreddit about those designs on computer screens you see in movies. Some really interesting stuff in […]

March 25, 2013

Understanding MD5 Hashes and Security

Geek confession here. Before today I had a sorry understanding of what MD5 hashes were, and how they related to […]

March 12, 2013

Condé Nast Entertainment’s Video Play

Some pretty exciting news from Condé Nast today. The new Entertainment group launched a platform for video delivery which they […]

January 10, 2013

Web Developer Checklist

The Web Developer Checklist is a brilliant and fun way to prep a website for launch. Surprised I’ve never heard […]

January 4, 2013

A Brief History of This Website

I thought it would be fun to take a look at this site as it’s developed over the years. Thanks […]

December 19, 2012

Downloading Dropbox – The FTP Killer?

We all know about the invaluable Dropbox, but I recently found out that you could download and run your own […]

December 14, 2012

The Modern Seinfeld Generator

If you haven’t already, you should check out the Seinfeld Today twitter feed. It’s amazingly well done. So as homage, […]

October 30, 2012

Embedding a Tweet from an iPad

So it turns out that trying to embed a tweet from an iPad is a serious pain in the ass. […]

October 19, 2012

Simple age calculator

If you’ve ever wondered how old you’ll be in the future, I have just the tool for you. It’s deceptively […]

July 23, 2010

Pixel density comparison: iPhone 3 and iPhone 4

Clearly I’m not the first dude to weigh in here, but I wanted to get a real-world sense of the […]

June 22, 2010

Wine Review Tag Cloud

One of the perks I get from working at the world’s largest wine website is that I get to drink […]

May 23, 2009

Network Solutions Upsell

They’re not supposed to admit this, right???

March 21, 2009

Boys and Girls

I just finished making an interactive version of the “Boys and Girls” installation mentioned in my previous post. Click the […]

November 6, 2008

Snooth Corkscrew

If anyone’s curious, here’s some of the stuff I’ve been up to at Snooth.

August 14, 2008

My Very First Web Page – Seriously

I was going through some old files today and unearthed what looks to be the first web page I ever […]

June 17, 2008


Below is a sample of some code I’m working on for work-related project. Have fun!

May 20, 2008

Network Solutions is HORRIBLE.

I have some serious gripes with Network Solutions’ VPS “service” which I’ll save for another post (basically their VPS service […]

April 8, 2008

Why does the site look ugly(er than usual)?

I’ve stripped away all my site’s CSS styles in honor of CSS Naked Day. It’s a silly attempt to make […]

February 10, 2008

My Flickr Photos + Google Maps = Scrumptulescent Mashup

Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to combine some of my Flickr photos with a custom Google map, officially […]

January 27, 2008

Stronger, Faster

Hopefully you’ll notice that the site is much faster now. It seems the problem was the Kimili Flash Embed WordPress […]

January 22, 2008

Graphic Designer Prank

Hate your job as a graphic designer? Don’t forget to do this before you quit.

October 25, 2007

This war is so cold…

Every once in a while I get curious as to who’s visiting The Cleverest. So I fired up the geographic […]

July 2, 2006

Interactive Flying Shit Animation

Hopefully this will brighten your day.

June 28, 2006

Boingboing Headline Generator

I’ve finally created the one and only Headline Generator!

June 13, 2006

Flash Attractors Game

A while back I made these little flash games that was designed to be nothing more than a time waster. […]

May 7, 2006

I have the domain. Now what do I do with it? Suggestions are welcome.

July 25, 2005

Terrorist Countdown Clock

Display this animation full-screen when they ask you to open your laptop during a security check on the subway. **Under […]

March 28, 2005

Available Domain Names

Just in case anyone’s interested, the following domain names are available. […]

February 22, 2005

Demonstrating Benford’s Law with Google

This is my contribution to the field of armchair mathematics: Demonstrating Benford’s Law with Google

December 5, 2004

The “Clear” Button on Web Forms is Bullshit

Can I go off on a little rant here? I want to talk about something that really pisses me off, […]

December 2, 2004

Anagram Generator

This website here is an amazing tool to create anagrams. My favorite anagram I’ve found so far is the following: […]

November 21, 2004

WordPress Update

There’s gone be some changes round these parts. I know I used to harp on blogs but the time came […]

November 4, 2003

Text to Speech Software

I just finished a year-long pet project of mine – software that converts written text into speech. I decided to […]