Mon 02 Dec
Tue 17 Sep
Fifty rights-cleared stock user avatars for UI design and business presentations.
Fri 15 Mar
How I learned to stop worrying and start blogging again.
Mon 16 Apr
A few weeks ago I sat down for an interview with Debbie Millman, host of the venerable Design Matters podcast.
Wed 21 Mar
Video of my talk from The Walker Art Center last week, as well as some thoughts in retrospect.
Fri 10 Feb
Trying on that Tumblr-style content for size.
Fri 25 Nov
After being unavailable for four years, Wire & Twine will print a new run of these shirts early in December. Pre-order yours today.
Wed 09 Nov
Director Raafi Rivero interviewed me last year to make this video on some of my ideas on design.
Tue 11 Oct
A new advertising network for RSS feeds.
Wed 10 Aug
The iPad is capable of so much more than what we’re using it for today, and I’m hiring a team to tap into some of that enormous potential.
Wed 20 Jul
Why I decided to build a new product business and not a new client services business.
Fri 15 Jul
It’s been twelve months since I left The New York Times; here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to.
Tue 03 May
I answered a few questions for this recently-launched social list-making site.
Wed 13 Apr
How comments on this blog, and everywhere, are changing.
Mon 28 Mar
My contribution to Andrew Losowsky’s awesome magazine selection service.
Wed 16 Mar
Video from Alissa Walker’s interview with me for Fast Company at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival.
Wed 17 Nov
A major new release for the WordPress theme I designed and developed with Allan Cole.
Fri 05 Nov
Coming to a bookseller near you in December: “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design.”
Wed 15 Sep
Some key ideas from my lecture on news media and user experience design, presented last week at FREITAG am Donnerstag in Zurich, Switzerland. Also, full video of the whole talk.
Thu 26 Aug
Vote for “Ordering Disorder,” my proposed panel on grids for next year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival.
Mon 02 Aug
After a several year hiatus, I’m lucky to be able to rejoin Jim Coudal’s premier ad network.
Mon 12 Apr
Come seee me give the annual William A. Dwiggins Lecture in Boston this coming Wednesday.
Wed 24 Feb
A not-quite-instant replay of last week’s layer tennis exhibition match between Nicholas “Feltron” Felton and myself.
Wed 17 Feb
Tune in Friday as I take on Nicholas Felton in an exhibit match of Coudal Partners’ Layer Tennis.
Tue 12 Jan
A step by step look at my illustration for Hype Machine’s thirteenth-best band of 2009.
Sat 14 Nov
A beautiful, brand new blog theme based on Subtraction.com, designed by Allan Cole and myself.
Fri 24 Jul
Come see me speak next Tuesday evening at Galapagos Art Space.
Wed 04 Mar
Now open for business: a daily, straight-to-your-inbox newsletter of Subtraction.com blog posts.
Wed 01 Oct
Underestimating the importance of RSS in a redesign.
Tue 30 Sep
A funny thing happened to me on the way to practically abandoning this blog.
Wed 30 Jan
First steps to a new publishing platform.
Sat 26 Jan
Looking for a new hosting provider. I think.
Fri 04 Jan
The thrill of seeing one’s name in print remains undiminished.
Sat 24 Nov
Reprints for Hel-Fucking-Vetica and Fear of a Cooper Black Planet are now on sale.
Fri 16 Nov
Test prints for my long-awaited second batch of Hel-Fucking-Vetica shirts.
Fri 02 Nov
Five clichés I turn to again and again.
Thu 25 Oct
Resolved: more personal appearances in my neighborhood next year.
Mon 15 Oct
A report from my three speaking appearances this weekend, including slides.
Thu 04 Oct
Places you can find me yapping away this fall.
Fri 14 Sep
Bury bad news on a Friday after the market is closed, right? Illustrate Me is dead.
Thu 13 Sep
Sign-up now for the Subtraction.com Newsletter and work at home for big $$$.
Tue 11 Sep
A new Message on today’s anniversary, plus a chance to meet one of our illustrators tonight.
Sun 09 Sep
Eking out a bit more performance from this creaky old publishing system.
Tue 04 Sep
A brand new forum for design writing that leaves time for You Tube.
Tue 28 Aug
What I did with the painfully slow site search on Subtraction.com.
Wed 22 Aug
Attention lazyweb: help me put more messages in your In Box.
Thu 21 Jun
Heading out West for An Event Apart.
Thu 14 Jun
It’s really difficult to keep it short.
Mon 09 Apr
Liz Danzico’s one-two punch for last month’s archives.
Tue 27 Mar
First in a series of F.A.Q.’s: can you use the design of this site for your own purposes?
Mon 19 Mar
The meat of the grid presentations I’ve been making recently, now available for download.
Fri 16 Mar
How I blew it during one of my SXSW appearances.
Sat 10 Mar
Who to favor when designing features.
Thu 08 Mar
A new era of short posts, in advance of South by Southwest 2007.
Interrupting this program for a word from your blogger.
Mon 05 Mar
Nicholas Blechman catches us up with an illustration for my archives.
Sun 25 Feb
Out of my continental mind.
Tue 30 Jan
Things about me that seem very important right now.
Just under the gun, December’s Illustrate Me goes live.
Tue 05 Dec
A puzzler of a piece by Rob Giampietro for November’s Illustrate Me.
Tue 21 Nov
Movable Type maintenance in progress here.
Tue 31 Oct
It’s no trick: an on-time treat for Illustrate Me fans.
Thu 19 Oct
Alissa Walker’s unexpectedly powerful illustration.
Wed 18 Oct
Problems publishing this blog that shouldn’t require anyone smarter than me to fix.
Tue 26 Sep
An update on tee-shirt-fueled support for Subtraction.com.
Wed 20 Sep
Come see me at AIGA Baltimore on Thu, and then go see Jeffrey Zeldman at AIGA New York in Oct.
Mon 18 Sep
The August 2006 entry for Illustrate Me owes a debt to youth and talent.
Wed 13 Sep
The long-awaited Hel-Fucking-Vetica tee shirts are available to buy!
Tue 29 Aug
Look for me in a speaking engagement in Baltimore on 21 Sep.
Thu 24 Aug
A free link aliasing utility I built just for you.
Mon 07 Aug
An interview with Veerle Pieters on the artwork she created for July’s Illustrate Me.
Wed 19 Jul
A sneak peek at a chance to spend some money on Subtraction.com.
Tue 18 Jul
An interview with me and Jeffrey Veen conducted by 37signals.
Mon 17 Jul
June’s art and an update on the project.
Fri 14 Jul
Learning to deal with the sincerest form of flattery from an institution of higher learning.
Thu 13 Jul
Wrapping up my appearance and attendance at An Event Apart New York City.
Tue 20 Jun
A brand new illustration for all the blog posts I wrote in May.
Wed 24 May
Looking for input for my talk at An Event Apart New York.
Mon 22 May
A shockingly large article and photo of me in a Swedish design magazine.
Mon 15 May
Debuting today: a modest little effort to bring illustration to the Web.
Sat 22 Apr
On blogging, changes to the comments policy, and calling special attention to me.
Mon 10 Apr
A new links section raises some issues with CSS text control.
Wed 22 Feb
Come see me talk about design at this year’s South by Southwest.
Mon 23 Jan
An unexpected honor from the Annual Weblog Awards.
Fri 13 Jan
Looking back at some design work I did in the mid-nineties.
Sun 20 Nov
A quick housekeeping post before I head to Newark International Airport.
Mon 14 Nov
Justin Goodlett asked me a whole bunch of tough questions recently.
Mon 07 Nov
James Archer grills me on that one big project I worked on recently.
Tue 13 Sep
New work for my old lady: an identity and Web site for Paragraph, LLC.
Sun 17 Jul
A couple of housekeeping notes on Subtraction.com.
Sun 19 Jun
A long-winded excuse for an extremely busy period of not doing anything on this Web site.
Tue 17 May
Coming to terms with remarkable similarities which may or may not be intentional.
When I wasn’t looking, someone stole my Web site.
Fri 22 Apr
Someone’s ripping off somebody’s design.
Tue 01 Mar
Don’t sit there trying to come up with something to blog about unless you have something to blog about.
Mon 28 Feb
Recent experiences writing stuff for other people.
Thu 24 Feb
The navigation bar that I worked long and hard to perfect, and then gave up on.
Mon 10 Jan
Just to prove I’m not just being a jerk, here’s why I.E. gets second-class treatment.
Mon 03 Jan
Looking back at an early, abortive attempt at keeping an online journal.
Sun 02 Jan
Welcome to Subtraction Version 7.0.
Users viewing Subtraction.com with Internet Explorer will now see a notice that says, effectively, that the site won’t work.
Fri 31 Dec
A look at the layout grid behind the version 7.0 redesign.
Thu 30 Dec
I’ve finally got version 7.0 of this Web site in a state where it’s practically ready to launched.
Sun 26 Dec
Now Christmas is past, what’s left to look forward to but a long and lonely winter?
Sat 04 Dec
I gotta head to California today.
Thu 02 Dec
Quick update on the progress of the redesign.
Thu 25 Nov
What’s happening with this site for Thanksgiving? Not much.
Wed 24 Nov
Unfortunately, the results of the Boxes and Arrows competition are out.
Tue 23 Nov
Tue 07 Sep
In the process of redesigning Subtraction.com, and dumping BBEdit or skEdit.
Fri 20 Aug
Thanks and a very important correction on who’s responsible for that Boxes and Arrows entry.
Tue 17 Aug
For Internet Explorer users, special accommodations are always necessary.
Sun 08 Aug
A Subtraction style sheet for the RSS aggregator PulpFiction.
Fri 06 Aug
Subtle tweaks may indicate an impending redesign.
Sun 14 Mar
Community building is messy business with phpBB.
Fri 02 Jan
We’re at it again for the AIGA.
Wed 31 Dec
Errors fixed. Happy new year!
Wed 22 Oct
A mostly-Macintosh list of stuff I’m preoccupied with.
Wed 10 Sep
Planned improvements to Subtraction.com
Tue 17 Jun
500 posts is a milestone of some kind, right?
Tue 03 Jun
An email blunder caused me to miss out on a year and a half’s worth of messages.
Wed 14 May
No posts for a few days while I’m out of town.
Thu 08 May
Drawing used to be what I did, all the time, but it no longer seems the case.
Mon 28 Apr
The latest iteration of this site, version Six.5, goes public today.
Sat 26 Apr
As I prepare to officially release Six.5, a few words on what I’m looking to get out of it.
Thu 24 Apr
I broke my moratorium on freelance work to do this quick postcard for a friend’s comedy show.
For the sake of posterity, a few technical notes on how I built Subtraction.com version Six.5.
Tue 22 Apr
How redesigning my site has influenced how I write, and how I write has influenced redesigning my site.
Mon 21 Apr
Movable Type is among the best software packages I’ve ever used. It has its shortcomings, but you have to dig deep to find them.
Sun 20 Apr
Most of the major work on Six.5 is done, including transforming the site from fluid to fixed-width layouts.
Sat 19 Apr
The version Six.5 redesign is underway, and here is an explanation of the rationale behind it.
Tue 15 Apr
This afternoon I’m leaving on a train for Northern Virginia to kick off our first project with a brand new client.
Sun 13 Apr
Expect some downtime while I work on getting version Six.5 up and running.
Tue 08 Apr
It used to be that I hated Netscape, but now, after diving into CSS and XHTML, I realize how poor a Web browser Internet Explorer really is.
Sat 05 Apr
The rules that govern this blog and the posts that I make to it.
Mon 31 Mar
Its the end of March, and all 200-plus of my old posts are now available.
Sat 22 Mar
Eric Meyer helps you get your head around Cascading Style Sheets.
Tue 18 Mar
RSS is fun, and NetNewsWire is a great RSS client.
Sat 08 Mar
An update on porting Subtraction.com over to Movable Type.
Mon 03 Mar
Damn expired email addresses! Through an oversight, the domain registration for Subtraction.com recently expired.
Thu 06 Feb
Time to get back to blogging.
Fri 27 Sep
Just got Movable Type installed. Whee!
Thu 25 Jul
Just posted a new Subtraction cover.
Sat 20 Apr
No site to launch today.
Wed 21 Nov
Thanks to Newstoday.
Wed 07 Nov
Subtraction now has search capability.
Wed 26 Sep
Getting on with life after September 11.
Tue 31 Jul
Moving over to Media Temple.
Thu 26 Jul
Problems with my ISP has messed up my email.
Wed 18 Jul
Getting off my ass and doing some work on my own stuff.
Sat 26 May
Its so hard to maintain a blog, wah wah.
Thu 05 Apr
All of this is why I havent been posting to my blog.
Thu 18 Jan
Moving my blog up front.
Tue 16 Jan
Being back in Singapore is weird, in unexpected ways.
Thu 21 Dec
The world needs another Web site.
Mon 11 Dec
How to write about my life.
Getting turned onto Blogger for the first time.
Sun 30 Jul
So I had an idea for keeping an online journal, see…