Strange Design

In defense of outlandish
and questionable style
on the web


The soaring federal budget deficit, healthcare inefficiency, and inverted economic policy in America—what do they have in common? They’re all direct results of hypocrisy and duplicity in the GOP over the past 4 decades. Modern Democrats, whose inability to resolve or even coherently articulate the problem, should not be let off the hook either however. Here’s the briefest of historical primers. The federal deficit ballooned during WWII from a post... Read The Rest

The soaring federal budget deficit, healthcare inefficiency, and inverted economic policy in America—what do they have in common? They’re all direct results of hypocrisy and duplicity in the GOP over the past 4 decades. Modern Democrats, whose inability to resolve or even coherently articulate the problem.

And Here's Why


Not bad, I think, as I sit staring at the dark granular box on my YouTube screen. In fact, a damned good line to come up with off the cuff. But wait! What’s that Nabokov’s doing with his hands? He’s turning over index cards. He’s glancing at notes. He’s reading. Fluent in three languages, he relies on prefabricated responses to talk about his work. Am I disappointed? I am at first, but then I think: writers don’t have to be brilliant conversationalists; it’s not their job to be smart except, of course, when they write. Hazlitt, that most self-conscious of writers, remarked that he did not see why an author “is bound to talk, any more than he is bound to dance, or ride, or fence better than other people. Reading, study, silence, thought are a bad introduction to loquacity.”

Not bad, I think, as I sit staring at the dark granular box on my YouTube screen. In fact, a damned good line to come up with off the cuff. But wait! What’s that Nabokov’s doing with his hands? He’s turning over index cards. He’s glancing at notes. He’s reading. Fluent in three languages, he relies on prefabricated responses to talk about his work. Am I disappointed? I am at first, but then I think: writers don’t have to be brilliant conversationalists; it’s not their job to be smart except, of course, when they write. Hazlitt, that most self-conscious of writers, remarked that he did not see why an author “is bound to talk, any more than he is bound to dance, or ride, or fence better than other people. Reading, study, silence, thought are a bad introduction to loquacity.”

Not bad, I think, as I sit staring at the dark granular box on my YouTube screen. In fact, a damned good line to come up with off the cuff. But wait! What’s that Nabokov’s doing with his hands? He’s turning over index cards. He’s glancing at notes. He’s reading. Fluent in three languages, he relies on prefabricated responses to talk about his work. Am I disappointed? I am at first, but then I think: writers don’t have to be brilliant conversationalists; it’s not their job to be smart except, of course, when they write. Hazlitt, that most self-conscious of writers, remarked that he did not see why an author “is bound to talk, any more than he is bound to dance, or ride, or fence better than other people. Reading, study, silence, thought are a bad introduction to loquacity.”


Chikun
Bawk bawk bakawwwk

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Parrot
Parrot Taqueria

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Purple Parrot
Some words

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Owl
And it's round--neat!

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Tandem Coffee
A coffee joint eh!

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Ron Swanson
Needs no explanation.

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

UI Design Shop
They draw stuff.

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Three Circles
And they're purple gradients

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Well F**k
Say no more!

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Heart Games
Love is great

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

Lighthouse
Because Maine

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

An H logo
Random shit goes here

It's pretty self explanatory--so I'm going to put the same placeholder text in each card for that reason!

March 2016

Initial commit

February 2017

New Documents experience

Bars: represent the progress of a task

Steps: progress indicators of a sequence of task steps

Tiles: repeatable or embeddable information blocks

March 2017

Icons: single-element, responsive and pure CSS icons

Popovers: small overlay content containers

Calendars: date or date range picker and events display

Carousels: slideshows for cycling images

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