Author: teaneedz

A slightly misfitting and tea needy web dev.

Screen Watching With Class

Staring At A Screen

My advice when a site is stacked (visually vertical layout) rather than horizontal :

Steep some tea leaves and ask if you have the right class.

This is very true when looking at a site from a desktop, laptop, tablet, phone or fonblet (yuck) screen and using a framework that is mobile first.

The CSS holds the key for a website that’s going to look good on any screen size. As often as I mark up text with HTML5, when creating a website, it’s the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) that I stare at the most. It is here where we designers and tinkerers make a site pop.

Getting Our Classes Straight

Today’s website benefits from a responsive design approach. Mobile first frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation allow me to steep a site that’s going to work visually from a phone, tablet or laptop/desktop screen.

Using the right class (geeky pun?) simply means that some predefined style rules are written and used which allow the various sections of your website to visually deliver the proper brand message and experience required. This ranges from colors, fonts, headers, and menus to stacked vs horizontal layouts depending upon the device from which the site is viewed. There’s quite a bit more, but the mumbo jumbo simply boils down to :

I spend some time sipping through cups of tea while tweaking the layout and feel of your site.

Delivery of a responsive site means that I’m staring at different screens because your brand message and story is not just confined to a desktop view – not in today’s very mobile world.

It’s art as much as function – and quite fun for me.

So if you’re thinking about refreshing your site or starting from scratch, why not give me another reason to stare at more screens? TeazMedia plays with pixels all day long. I also tweet a lot about it to add to the fun. (Means I’m quite reachable and saner since I’m not talking out loud to myself in public – as much).

Okay, it’s also a good reason for me to steep more tea – there, you have the big picture now. Thank you for stopping by.

It would be an honor to have more screen time with your brand story.

My Cuppa Tea (Maker)

My Kind Of Entertainment

I absolutely love this gift from a client. If you love tea, I highly recommend this Teavana Perfect Tea Maker. It’s the best entertainment while writing a blog!

P.S. This is Sakura Allure Green Tea in the making.

PR Tip: Don’t Blame Users

For Poor Quality

Frankly some women’s bodies just don’t actually work for it. ~ Chip Wilson, Lululemon on it’s Yoga pants problem.

Instead of discouraging folks from using your product, it’s usually better to fix your quality issues.

Oh, their bodies work fine, but some mouths just don’t work with PR.

[Update]:Chip Wilson apologizes (kind of): I’m sad

That’s Not Our Business

We’re Not In That Business

Perhaps most important, our business does not depend on collecting personal data. We have no interest in amassing personal information about our customers. We protect personal conversations by providing end-to-end encryption over iMessage and FaceTime. We do not store location data, Maps searches, or Siri requests in any identifiable form.

I guess when you have the right business, it ’s much easier to write this kind of excellent PR response.

Good job, Apple!

Saturday Class

Classy Weekend

What does a geek do on a Saturday night? Be a nerd.

I was supposed to go to a Karaoke (Would that have been the nerdy part?), but instead was head deep in a site refresh. It wasn’t even that much of a design change. But the back-end … or I guess the front-end in my world, involved a complete framework and mindset change. Ohhh boy.