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The Expert

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg] I can say with absolutely relative certainty that we've never received a request like this. Never....

Opening Day

While I don't think Opening Day should be a national holiday, I do say a quiet thank...

Real Salt Lake

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1DJ008t9Y] We took the kids to see Real Salt Lake defeat LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto last...

What’s your Style?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhjYZp6DENE&w=650] Even though I'm not a fan of the mustache, I can certainly support what movember.com stands...

Gorging Movie

The canyons of southern Utah are such a unique and beautiful place, and Kari and I have...

Prismacolor Markers

I bought this set of Prismacolor double ended markers in design school nearly 10 years ago. They're...

The sign of legitimacy

After all these years, behold a pale shingle. Is this the coming of legitimacy? Perhaps only if we weren't legitimate before. Wink wink. A big thanks to Susan at Park City Signs for making this happen. And for the window decals....

The Frog

A paper route was my very first job as a kid, starting in 6th grade. The thing I got up so early in the morning for? A 1/10 scale RC car called The Frog, by Tamiya. A couple of friends and I saved up for months to buy these cars (Eric had The Hornet, and Steve had The Ultima) and we tinkered and raced and loved them. Putting them...

Tangerine Tango – Flylow Color of the Year

As a designer, Pantone's annual announcement of their Color of the Year is usually just an interesting tidbit of information that, once digested, gets half heartedly tucked away in my brain. I've never used it as a basis for a design, and I can't say I've ever seen it influence design trends in general. Until now. ← This is the fancy new ski shell from Flylow I've sported this...

Off the Grid is Off the Air

It was a short run, but Off the Grid is now kaputz. It was meant to be a place to write about life and adventure - kept separate from the design and web related posts I normally write about here on the Spigot blog. But it's simply too much to keep up with both, plus our kids blog. But while we're bringing down the curtains on OTG, it's not...

Shiny the Bearded Dragon

Our son Tory got to bring his preschool class' pet Bearded Dragon, Shiny, home for the Christmas break. Surprisingly cute. Eats mealworms and crickets. Our cat Ollie was briefly interested in a protracted staring contest through the aquarium glass, but thankfully he's moved on. Also thankful he lacks the dexterity to open the lid....

Boss Hog Canyoneering

[caption id="attachment_4337" align="alignnone" caption="Kari heading into the Hogs, the Henry's in the background."][/caption] Kari and I have been canyoneering for many years now, and it's one of the main reasons we decided to move back to Utah. We were lucky to get a few days away recently and headed down to North Wash to help Tom Jones celebrate his birthday. Allison and Bryan Godlewski (Park City friends) joined us...

March Fourth Marching Band

We don't get out on the town as much as we used to, but Grandpa and Grandma are here, so we must take advantage. We headed down to The State Room in Salt Lake with a bunch of friend and danced our butts off to March Fourth Marching Band. 20 plus musicians, acrobats on stilts, pumping and thumping - it was definitely a fun night. Maybe a little too...

Raised Bed Garden

After suffering complete failure (due to climate and critters) with our 4×4 gardens last year (click here for a picture), we wentall out this year with a new system. It’s bigger, raised up a bit more, and most importantly, completely covered. The cover is made of Solexx, a double walled corrugated plastic material that kicks some greenhouse butt. We put it on a hinge to be able to get in easily,...

Sassafras Floral

After years of nagging, my sister Sarah is allowing me to upgrade their flash-based website (that I built) to modern standards. They’ve got some great new photos and I just wanted to share this one with you. Check them out at:sassafrasgardens.com....

Off the Grid

Update: Off the Grid is now Off the Air. All the stuff that was being posted there is now being posted here. No need to update two sites, friends. You can use the Off the Grid tag to grab all past and future OTG posts. Happy Camping! I'd like to formally introduce Off the Grid, a new blog that I'll be keeping updated with personal things, life things, and...

Paper Airplane: Cobra

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X34CGZ5UZoQ] With a 4-year-old boy in the house we make a lot of paper airplanes. This is one of our favorites....

D300 outta commission

After sending in my favorite lens for repair a few weeks back, I’ve now had to send in the body as well. All told it’ll be nearly two months without a decent camera. Here’s a picture to hold me over until it comes back:...

Brewing: Negra Cerveza

Getting back on the home brew bandwagon. After a successful IPA this spring, it’s time to try it again with a Mexican style dark beer. I’m sticking with the pre-fab kits from The Beer Nut until I can successfully do a couple more. Then it’ll be on to my own recipes again. Here’s the ingredient list: 1 Bag ‘Specialty Grains’ 1 lb Rice Syrup Solids 1 lb Muntons Dry...

Spigot featured on Mediaqueri.es

Media Queries has kindly featured spigotdesign.com in their gallery of sites that use media queries for responsive web design. It's a great place to go for inspiring designs that use @media in their development. I'll be writing more about what that means in the near future. Take a look at the latest, or spigot's feature page. Click on the love if you like it (Twitter account required)....

Now with HTML5

It wasn't that long ago since our last major site rebuild, and yet here we are at it again. This time it's both a redesign and an overhaul of the underlying structure. Now with HTML5 While I'm no fan of Flash, the intent behind rebuilding the site using HTML5 isn't meant to stand in opposition. We try to stay as close to the leading edge of of the web...

Rebuilding Spigot (again)

For the last year and a half Spigot has been building client sites exclusively on WordPress, which has proved to be an ideal choice both for us and our clients. It's powerful, flexible, and best of all, very easy for clients to use. (more…)...

Park City Over the Air TV Reception

[caption id="attachment_3040" align="alignright" width="269"] Thank you tvfool.com, thank you![/caption] Our family has never been much for watching TV - we've seemed to get by ok with watching movies on a laptop, and now that Netflix streams directly, well... But I am a fan of the NFL so it was time to get this TV thing figured out. Note: This post definitely breaks the 300 word rule. Skip down to the...

PCFD Site Update

This week we launched a new version of the Park City Fire District site. The design remained the same (for the most part), while the back end was completely rebuilt on WordPress. View the site Here's a list of the site enhancements: Site-wide Google Translation Site-wide Search function Breadcrumb Navigation Improved News layout Improved Archives (now search articles by date, category, and tag) Admin Improvements (more…)...

New design & theme switcher

As you can tell, we've launched a new look to the site – a lighter, brighter version of Spigot Design for those who thought the previous design was too dark and brooding. For those who liked the site just fine the way it was, check out the link on the home page that will allow you to switch it back (and forth). Give it a click and you'll be...

Spigot Design Wants You to Get Noticed

The following is an article printed in the April 22nd issue of the Park Record, and is reprinted with permission: Website creator favors simple, clean & modern By ANDREW KIRK Of the Record staff Language purists may not appreciate that “Googling” is now an accepted verb, but the reality is that Google and similar search engines are the primary means many people use to find things they want or...

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