The new weekly web-design ‘zine Vitamin (a.k.a. Yet Another Major New Project From The Carsons) launched earlier this week to generally positive notice from the design community. I was glad to see this for three reasons.
- I wrote one of the launch articles, “Making Popular Layout Decisions“. Although now that I think about it more, maybe that should have been “Making Unpopular Layout Decisions”. Anyway, it’s a commentary piece that will probably annoy a few hard-core purists. That always makes for a success in my book.
- I’m a member of the Advisory Board, so I have some stake in seeing it do well. I’d hate to have things go badly due to my being a bad advisor! Especially since I’m kind of new to the advisory game.
- It demonstrates that there’s plenty of room in the web design community for such resources. Not that there’s anything wrong with what we have—after all, I love A List Apart so much, I wrote the markup!—but it’s a sign of renewed health and interest in the field.
Oh, and speaking of Carson projects, I hear this May’s Professional CSS XHTML Techniques workshop is almost sold out—so if you’re interested, better get cracking. (The same is true for AEA Chicago, as it happens.)