Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Little Help From Our Friends

Who knows where our next inspiration will come from?

I am doing some web design, hand coding the website, since I don't have access to my usual web creation tools. What better way to create a simple but workable - and attractive - website than to roll up your sleeves, open up Notepad ++ and start coding!

Web standards have changed quite a bit since I last created a website - the Web is always forging ahead. It seems I'm always running to catch its coattails, no matter how great or how little amount of time has passed since the last website design.

In searching information on the current state of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), I came across a great article on CSS3, CSS3 Flexible Box Layout Explained. I followed it back to the website of its author, Richard Shepherd, and then went on to his blog. This revealed the inspiration that I was alluding to in my opening sentence.

Richard has a blog post, The Next 30 Days, which features a TED talk by a man named Matt Cutt, currently the head of Google’s Webspam team. It was a proverbial breath of fresh air for me, so I thought I'd share it so others might also enjoy it.

Thank you, Richard Shepherd, Matt Cutt, TED Talks, and thank you, CSS.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Corn? Tell Walmart - No Monsanto Corn!

Subject: Tell Walmart: Don't sell Monsanto's potentially toxic GMO sweet corn

Dear Friend,

This spring, Monsanto's GMO sweet corn -- their first product for direct human consumption -- will be getting planted for the first time.

Then it will be sold, unlabeled, in a grocery store near you.

To stop it, we'll need significant opposition from food sellers to this untested, potentially toxic product. Walmart is the largest food retailer in the country, but they have no plans to reject Monsanto's GMO sweet corn.

I just signed a petition urging Walmart to take a stand for consumer saftey, and reject Monsanto's GMO sweet corn before it's planted.

You can add your name here:
Use this link to find out more, from CREDO Action