One of the goals we set for ourselves in the redesign of the website was that it be easily usable when accessed on a desktop computer or a mobile device, like a phone or tablet.
The reason for this is simple math: more and more people are using phones to get web content. And if you design a website that looks gorgeous on a big screen, but is illegible on a small one, you are shooting yourself in the metaphorical foot. With a metaphorical gun. Which is metaphorically crazy.
The buzzword for this idea in web design circles is “mobile first.” In other words, the designer is encouraged to think of the mobile (small-screen) user first and build up and out from there.
To that end we’ve done out best to make navigation easy on a phone and to make text legible on small screens. You may have to do a bit of scrolling, but that’s why God invented thumbs. We have employed the HTML5 web standard throughout the site to make our content accessible to modern browsers, both mobile and desktop versions.
Posted by Seán Collins on 1 Nov 2013
Louis Armstrong in 1946, William P. Gottlieb
All Saints Day is a time when many of us consider, with gratitude, those who have gone before us. Here’s the 1938 recording of “When The Saints…” made by Louis Armstrong or, as he calls himself, “the Reverend Satchmo.”
When The Saints Go Marching In
Recorded May 13, 1938
Track Time 2:44
Written by “Traditional”
Recorded in New York City
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocal; Shelton Hemphill, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Rupert Cole, Charlie Holmes, alto saxophone; Bingie Madison, tenor saxophone; Luis Russell, piano; Lee Blair, guitar; Pops Foster, bass; Paul Barbarin, drums.
Originally released on Decca 2230
Read more about the recording
Terence Blanchard worked with Spike Lee on the HBO documentary “When The Levees Broke.” He also recorded his own memorial to the victims of that storm and its aftermath called “A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem For Katrina.)”