Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

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Pasta Clock Now Works Without Flash

Just a note that Pasta Clock (al dente, not al mush) now works on browsers without Adobe Flash installed. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way for the alarm sound to play on iOS, so I use the default iPhone timer when I can find my phone .

International Plant Protection Convention Website

International Plant Protection Convention website homepage sketch.


Climate Change Communication

“Earthrise” in original orientation taken by Bill Anders on 24 December 1968. A young person working in a United Nations organization recently told me it is not certain that human activities are changing the climate on Earth. This is worrying. I decided to go through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report and came across the WGII AR5 Volume-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Here are two of the answers (the numbers are references to chapters in the report which contain the sources for the answer):


Via dei Fori Imperiali: Final Response to Get Closer 100, Rome, Italy, January 2014

This is my final picture response to \getcloser100.

It’s too bad the campaign ran into problems (Photos repeated or missing altogether.), maybe because the Get Closer 100 website was designed as a needlessly complex JavaScript-based (Sigh, JavaScript.) one-page application? I think simple HTML pages for each day such as, which would have been easy to link to, would have been better (Web standards are still important.). Also, the campaign doesn’t seem complete without a response from Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Ultimately Get Closer 100 was a good exercise in looking at and thinking about photographs, photography and human beings and I thank Magnum Photos (The greatest photo agency has, unfortunately, one of the worst websites.) and the International Center of Photography (Robert Capa at 100.) 1 for organizing it and allowing responses from the public. Photography is, after all, one of the great democratic forms of art.


fn1(#footnote1). If you haven’t yet, please do visit ICP’s page (The interview is in the sidebar and also available on Youtube with a search for ‘Robert Capa Interview’.) and listen to Robert Capa’s 1947 radio interview, it is worth it.

IT Wishlist Web Application

IPPC IT Wishlist website about page.


Food News Web Application

Food News website homepage.


Australian Plant Biosecurity Program Website & Graphic Design

Australian Postgraduate Study in Plant Biosecurity Program website design.


F*!@#$% Accessible FAQ

A screenshot of the FAQ.


Angelo Paionni Photographer Website

Website for Angelo Paionni.


IT Works Website

A graphic depicting the IT Works website.

IT Works

Website design


IT Works was a small, successful company specializing in custom software development projects. IT Works needed their expertise to be more widely known in order to expand their customer base.


A solid, accessible website built upon web standards was created. The simplicity of the site quickly and clearly sums up IT Works’ work.

Work Done

Graphic design, HTML markup, CSS.

Imaginary Lines


Plant Treaty Internal Website

A graphic depicting the PID Server website.

…continue : Fiction, reading notes and ephemera (Beautiful writing.).

About This Particular Macintosh Illustrations

ATPM needs cover art for every monthly issue of their magazine. I contributed artwork and also redesigned the ATPM website with modern web standards-based HTML and CSS.

The ATPM cover depicts the word 'Macintosh' in red, blue, and yellow bold letters emerging from a tangle of grey lines.


Descriptedlines Website Design

Descriptedlines : A website for a writer to write and readers to read.