This is a blog about various design and technology subjects.

Archive for July, 2015


Back in September 2014, Maciej Ceglowski gave a talk at the HOW Interactive Design conference in Washington, DC. The talk was called Web Design: The First 100 Years but it really didn’t have much to do with design. In fact, web design hasn’t even been around for 100 years yet, so there’s a bit of humor to this title of a talk addressed to professional designers that are able to afford a $1,545 conference.

Pronounced “MAH-tchay”, Maciej was born in Poland, but accidentally immigrated to the United States when he was six years old. With a double major in Russian and Studio Art from Middlebury College, he went on to a career in programming (naturally!). He runs several websites, including The Bedbug Registry, a website to give travelers and renters a reliable and neutral platform for reporting their encounters with obnoxious insects.


One thing that draws people into an article and creates interest is images. When there is a picture related to an article, a viewer can glance at it and immediately get some idea of what the writing is about.

The thing that can truly draw a reader’s interest is captions with the images. A small sentence or two describing the picture and how it relates to the article can provide a synopsis of what the viewer is about to read. While not a replacement for the text of the article, it allows a reader to get involved enough to decide if reading the entire article is useful.