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Category: internet presence

CosmoCatalano.com 4.0

If Internet Archive is to be believed, today I rolled out the fourth iteration of my personal website. It’s an updated digital resume that invites the user to poke into the code and responsive layout as much as the content. It’s built to be bold and bright and playful—an updated demonstration of my skillset that’s […]

A Complete List of Code I Didn’t Write

I recently updated my official online presence, and rather than toss attribution about willy-nilly, I figured I’d make a blog post to acknowledge the few bits of code that I didn’t write from scratch. Of course, “from scratch” can be a slippery term as far as websites go, so I drew the line at any […]

Awesome Website Redesign in Three Steps

Occasionally, someone solicits my advice for a website redesign, usually with something along the lines of “hey, Cosmo—what are some websites you like that we can imitate?” There are good intentions here, and there’s a time and a place for this sort of casual borrowing of ideas, but generally this is a bad way to […]

Tumblr Kinda Sucks

After roughly a year’s hiatus, I have an official blog again. I’ve tried this before—twice, actually—but those Tumblrs just didn’t really work out. You see, the thing with Tumblr is…it kinda sucks. I’ll admit, it has seductive elements—the themes invariably look great, post formatting is easy, the cool kids use(d) it, there’s a whole social […]