A short introduction to Continuum Design
As I have mentioned before, Continuum Design is my wife Heather and myself, Trevor. We are two designers with regular day jobs and a desire to create the next great visual solution, for the web, in print and on the tip of our customers’ tongues. We’re motivated by everything around us, from ‘60s music to contemporary movie posters. The world is an inspiration, and we use every inch of it.
I really love some of the “new” design styles out there. I won’t insult you with buzzwords, you’ve already heard them a thousand times already. Good design is good design, regardless of darling pet names. But for our site, Heather and I wanted to keep the user interface simple. By deliberately creating a minimal site, we can focus on keeping our visitors engaged with real content and not visual fluff. First and foremost, design is a vehicle for communication. Less clutter equals greater retention of the message.
This entire site has been crafted by hand, with an epic amount of geek devotion. I fabricate all of my code with Textmate and a slightly crusty Mac G4. First—generation G4. It is slow and due to be replaced with a speedy new Macintel, but the wedding has taken a much higher precedence in matters of money. Besides, there is something sentimental about your first computer. No matter how many times you have cursed it’s creators for turtle slow rendering, you find it very difficult to upgrade. Maybe it’s the price tag. Or maybe it’s just nostalgia...
I also got really technical and compiled Apache 2.2.x and PHP 5.1.5
to test my hare–brained scripts in a controlled environment. There might be a better
way to learn PHP and regex form validation than endless
echo $WTF_textarea statements, but I have yet to find it.