The Tao of Design

October 16, 2009

The wall is getting higher and higher

Filed under: GFW — Joe @ 4:11 am

Recent, my VPN accounts are offline, and I can’t visit and most of blocked sites, so it makes troubles to me. I tried proxies, but it is too slow and I have no patience. Both Hotspot Shield and’s VPNs are unavailable. Luckily, I find this web proxy which supports HTTP POST, and the speed is fast enough to write blogs. Now, I want to say “The wall must be pushed over”.

October 2, 2009

WordPress theme dreamy 1.0 released

Filed under: works — Joe @ 3:29 am

Theme dreamy is designed for displays or devices with very small or large screen.It uses CSS 3 features and requires most lastest version of browsers to ensure your experiences. People use different devices other than PC can stilll have a good experience and feel easy to write blogs. Theme dreamy URL:

September 22, 2009

Layout dreamy

Filed under: works — Joe @ 8:54 am

dreamy is a screen sizable layout designed for displays or devices with very small or large screen size. (more…)

September 14, 2009

Good designs let users do less

Filed under: ideas — Joe @ 6:01 am

Sometimes, I have to do two mouse clicks to do what I want. If you make it one mouse click, that means your design has improved. The ideas to simplify your design, means do less but get more things done. You can try to do as I told if you have never realized how important it is.

If you can use less HTML and CSS to achieve the function or feature, you have just moved out the first step. Next, you need to think if it is simple enough for users to use. And then you have to think if it is easy enough for users who have never used or touched it before. Every improvement you made will make your design better and ease the use of it.

WordPress theme numb 1.1.4 released

Filed under: works — Joe @ 5:27 am

From version 1.1, every version did a few changes to make it better and better, simple and easy for use. If you gays have any advice, leave a message to me. You know numb is my first WP theme, and I will design more themes to demonstrate my ideas.
Version 1.1.4 was uploaded just minutes ago, so it will be online one or two days later, or you can download from this URL directly.

July 31, 2009

WordPress theme numb 1.1 released

Filed under: works — Joe @ 2:16 am

This version has a lot of changes, such as tags and pagination. Support for old versions of IE has removed. It is strongly recommended that you should upgrade to the lastest version.

June 30, 2009

WordPress theme numb 1.0.2

Filed under: works — Joe @ 2:21 am

Fixed the icon of sub-categories, which is not displayed in the top but in the middle. And remove CSS that not used.

June 21, 2009

Fixed theme numb 1.0 date bug

Filed under: works — Joe @ 2:04 am

There is a bug in numb 1.0, the date format which should be Y-m-d H:i:s, but I write Y-m-d H:j:s. And the screenshot image is updated.


June 19, 2009

WP Theme numb 1.0 released

Filed under: works — Joe @ 1:55 am

Hello, the wordpress theme for numb is now available.

June 5, 2009

The Black Layout Theme “numb”

Filed under: works — Joe @ 1:38 am

I called it “numb” same as Linkin Park’s song “numb”, because I love the song so much and sometimes I always feel numb. Different levels of the whole black background makes every thing dark and numb, and only the links are white. your eyes will not feel dazzled, but gentle and peace. The simple search input even without a button, the flexible layer that auto fits screens of different resolution ratio, the best browser compatibility that supports Firefox 1.0+, Internet Explorer 5.0+, Opera 8.5+, Safari 2.0+, Chrome 1.0+, etc. , and valid XHTML 1.0 STRICT and CSS. You can remove javascript if you are not going to use tabs,  and it is alright without javascript. It provides three versions: a full features version, a brief version and a plain text version, and also a printable version for print.

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