The greatest lyric of all time.
I made prison wine for Prisonify.com – I’m not Jilly Goulden, but it wasn’t bad.
Guys, I’m going to make this one brief. I’m up against deadlines and I have to be at work soon, so here goes:
I’ve been working with Scouts For Equality for around 9 months in their fight to abolish the BSA’s tired and insulting practices. I continue to be disgusted by the bigotry and hatred of the Boy Scouts of America and their supporters in new ways every day. Scouting should be an inclusive activity so when I read this letter from “On My Honor” in the Scouts For Equality (S4E) newsletter I was compelled to do something.
I’ve already been selling these patches and donating proceeds from each patch to S4E, so I’ve now reduced the price of the patches to £6 and I am doubling the donations from each patch to £2 for the month of May, at least! I felt like I needed to help in some small way and time and money are not on my side right now insofar as starting a new project and/or rallying up numbers in support of this one, so I’m counting on you guys to do the right thing.
I’m rarely ‘serious’ about anything but I urge you to read this hateful proposal, and if you share my outrage; pass it on. Get angry. Do something.
Please check out Scouts For Equality to donate directly to them, or for other ways you can help. And if you can, consider buying a patch and being on the right side of history. Show it off, wear it on your sleeve.
Yours in scouting,
[ Photo credit: Adam Hicks]
The sad fact about being a graphic designer is that we need a web presence; yet even typing those two little cliché words has sent my hypothetical balls crawling back up into my body cavity. It’s partly because they’re a ball-ache to maintain, it’s also partly because there’s an expectation for these sites to be dazzling when I firmly believe portfolio sites should be anything but.
Though they’re simple enough to code —for the last two years my portfolio site was hand-coded— they probably shouldn’t be: if you want them to look so fresh and so clean, with a nice sturdy back-end —pause— then a portfolio hosting service is the clear choice.
It’s important to have a few specific needs in mind when you’re considering a portfolio service. I like to outsource as much as the hard work as I can, as I’m a lazy shiftless bastard; but you might require a service that allows you to tinker with the source code a little more; well not me.