News : December 2003
Today is Thanksgiving Day. I really don't celebrate Thanksgiving for the turkey or even the U.S. and Native American history behind the holiday. I celebrate today in honor of all those who have given so much time, energy and overall commitment to this magazine. As you may or may not know, Digital Web Magazine is comprised of a 100% volunteer staff
D. Keith Robinson makes note of his continuing efforts to make his site better and more usable through Progressive Enhancement. He's spent some time recently on accessibility on the level of Section 508 guidelines and the W3C's Web content accessiblity guidelines. This brings into focus the use of accessibility statments
Going through my inbox I realized I forgot to mention Peter J. Bogaards's excellent article on The Document Triangle
A new issue of Boxes and Arrows
Well, colour me happy
People talk about the mixed joy and pain of getting 'Slashdotted', but the tables have been turned somewhat as Slashdot gets ALA'd
Andy King examines the web sites for Detroit's big three automakers
Well we are back from our short visit in NYC and jetlagged as ever. One person we met while in town was Carrie Bickner, author of Web Design On A Shoestring. In this issue of Digital Web Magazine
Using Flash to build a website
Today's DevGroup NW meeting was postponed due to inclement weather. Weather that lasted only a few hours, mind you. Shortly after the e-mail arrived, I noticed that typographi.ca issued a small challenge in the way of, "Validate Me!
I love to hate seeing this, but here we go with the Presidential Websites that Violate Accessibility Guidelines
If there was one charming and commited individual I got to meet at SXSW it would be Molly Steenson (AKA Girl Wonder). Molly has been hard at work at the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, Italy. She a been working on a resource and discussion site about interaction design called The Hub
Issue 163 of A List Apart
The winner of the ReUSEIT contest has been announced. And the Winner is...
Finally, some evidence that the US government is listening to the web community
Another new issue of Digital Web Magazine
Speaking of great articles, Big John (yes, that Big John) and Holly Bergevin have written two great new articles for Position is Everything
Amy Gahran writes a great RSS 101
Issue 162 of A List Apart
Matt Haughey asks why... why have Microsoft developers been holding back a little known secret that you can, in fact, install several versions of Internet Explorer concurrently in windows XP
Another brilliant article by Scott Berkun. Issue #27 over at UIWeb: The art of usability benchmarking
Keith Robinson goes in-depth about Usability and Lessons Learned From A Redesign
A great new article by Bill Trippe has been published on econtent magazine, Can XML drive taxonomies and categorisation?
What would Jakob Nielsen's site look like it someone else redesigned it? Well, now you don't have to wait. Thanks to the ReUsit! competion
"Too many organizations take an unprofessional approach to the content they publish on the Web. Many web managers still seem to believe that if they get the technology right the publishing will look after itself. Quality publishing requires skill and discipline. Unfortunately, discipline is something many web teams are lacking." Content management: web publishing needs real discipline
Speaking of RSS, and titles, Feedroll is a great little tool to help you customize the look and feel of xml feeds
Some of you may have noticed that the recent posts for Digital Web Magazine's RSS feed
SitePoint has published a great new article by Nathan Matias on Wikis. The article is entitled What is a Wiki?
For those in the Portland area, Ross Olson and I will be giving a presentation on Web Power Tools
There have been several mentions of an old but new magazine called Graphic Design: USA. Don't be mistaken; it would be a rare occasion that any Web Designer would be featured within its pages. However, that's not to say it is not a good resource for the basic principals of design. I have been browsing the filtered articles they have published online and one in particular caught my eye. The article is entitled "People to Watch in 2003