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Web Designer’s Block July 31, 2005 – 8:44 p.m. – Permalink

This week I’ve been feeling the strangest sensation. As soon as I open a project I’m working on and see those little monospace characters, the urge to type the necessary code just sinks through.

It is sort of odd that Web design can be considered creative, but look at sites such as Forty Media, Airbag Industries, and nickrigby.com. Web design is creative, and right now I’m having Web designer’s block.

Writer’s block is what someone gets when they just cannot put pen to paper and write whatever they need to write. Sometimes authors need to take a brisk walk or take a nap to reachieve what they were going to inscribe. Or it might take a while longer.

I have a couple looming projects that I should be returning to quite diligently, but it just doesn’t come. As soon as I finished the site for Trivial Pursuit @ the Library and began redesigning Long Word Central (also see last post), it was like two sides of a magnet that just can’t connect, no matter how hard you try — in comparison to my fingers and the keyboard. In fact, as I’m writing this, I’m resisting the urge to just get off the computer and help myself to some nice ginger ale. Just yesterday I could only complete one selector in the CSS file for Long Word Central.

Unfortunately for you, Web design critics, XHTML and CSS are creative and will stay that way for a long time.

Hopefully I can return to my regular design routine in a few days.

Napoleon Dynamite’s Idaho: Airbag Industries has a rather fascinating post about what the Idaho government has said about Napoleon Dynamite. Enjoy. I certainly did.