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The dreaded double do-over

A DOUBLE DO-OVER isn’t quite as severe as a “double-dog dare ya” or the dreaded “triple-dog dare ya” (see A Christmas Story).

Still, it’s pretty strong stuff.

Nonetheless, I’m forced to call a “double do-over” on this week’s next two entries (which were last week’s top two entries…and the same for the week before). Here’s why: I discovered midweek last week that the reason for a strong fall-off in blog views was a problem with my email reminders getting through to subscribers. My apologies for that, but I believe all is fixed now.

1. Please check out the new site at Your comments will help me to improve the site.

2. Take this chance to vote in the poll on impediments to good design at community newspapers. There are only a few votes on the issue now. Let’s know what you think.

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New web site for Henninger Consulting!

AFTER MONTHS OF WORK on content and design, the new Henninger Consulting web site is  up and running!

Well…maybe walking. There are still some nits here and there,  but we expect those to be resolved in the next few days. And we’re still at work on one other page.

Still, it’s lookin’ good and there will be updates to the site as time goes by. One of those updates will be including this blog as part of the site.

If you have a moment, please visit the site at and let us know what you think.

And…stay tuned for those updates!

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Brainstorming: One perspective

TANNER CHRISTENSEN shares some brief thoughts about brainstorming on his blog.

I’ve always considered brainstorming as a kind of group activity. But if you have a “committee inside your head” like I do, it seems only right to take advantage of that.

Here are Tanner’s thoughts on the subject.

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Folding money…literally

WON PARK IS A MASTER of origami, the art of paper folding.

The difference? Park uses the US one dollar bill as his medium.

Fascinating stuff.

Some examples follow. To see these and many more, click here.

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BLOG AND TWITTER FOLLOWER Josh Dewberry recently posted the definition above on Facebook.

I couldn’t resist the temptation, so I did a bit of “keming” myself, using Verdana as the victim typeface.

Here it is:

Here you can see the “keming” in action. But look at the same word in text size and the problem is not so obvious:

Not that we’re going to do this…but it is fun taking a look!

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A list worth learning

HERE’S A LIST worth taping to your wall.

Care to add a tenth item to this list? Comment with your ideas.

BTW, do you know why we humans think in tens?

Here’s a hint: Look at your hands…or…your feet.


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SND picks 5 of the world’s best-designed newspapers

THE JUDGES AT SND, the Society for News Design, have named five of the world’s best-designed newspapers.

It’s interesting that two of them are both in Toronto. Also interesting that one web site (here’s the link) claims that one of the winners  (here’s that link) “grabbed” its design. Hmmm….

The story about the winners is here.

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