Personas are an oft used and highly touted communication and usability tool. They can help summarize what you know about the user, highlight pain points, and point out potential opportunities to customize your products for your users. In sum, they keep product development focused on your target market, rather than the world at large.
Digital Convergence: Insight into the future of Web design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Dirk Knemeyer Published on May 5, 2004 Much of what is written about the Web has to do with the problems developers encounter today, such as a lack of … Read moreDigital Convergence: Insight into the future of Web design
This Old Website: Web Renovations Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Ken Westin Published on April 21, 2004 Hello and welcome. Today we are going to renovate this large, old, static HTML Web site, circa 1997, bringing it up to the latest standards and … Read moreThis Old Website: Web Renovations
News : April 2002 A new issue of A List Apart is out. In this issue Zeldman explains DOCTYPEs and how to use them in his article “Fixing Your Site With the Right DOCTYPE” [from Zelman, of course] April 12, 2002 at 7:12 AM Nick Finck For those of you who live and thrive in … Read moreNews : April 2002
News : November 2002 Jim Byrne writes an excellent and well-stated introductory article about Understanding web typography. All the key points are here including the whole serif vs. sans serif debate, cross-platform issues with fonts, font size and even image headers vs. text headers. This is a good read and well-worth a bookmark. [from LucDesk] … Read moreNews : November 2002
News : December 2002 Andy Cameron brings up some very good points in a small article entitled “Lay off the layout” that I think every Web Designer should read… especially if you have a formal design background or hail from the /files/includes/print.css side of graphic design. Wondering what “form vs. function” is all about? This … Read moreNews : December 2002
News : February 2003 Another issue of Digital Web Magazine is now online for your reading pleasure. In this issue Jesse Nieminen takes up the challenge of pitting Adobe’s GoLive 6 against Macromedia’s Dreamweaver MX is what is perhaps the most aggressive side-by-side comparison reviews of WYSIWYG editors on the Web. It’s a close match, … Read moreNews : February 2003
News : August 2003 Mark Pilgrim offers a great definition of the difference between using HTML to style a document versus using CSS: “…because table-based layouts and FONT tags and spacer GIFs are an ongoing nightmare, while CSS is only an up-front nightmare.” August 29, 2003 at 11:06 AM Britt Parrott A huge thumbs up … Read moreNews : August 2003