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News : October 2006

Article: Push my button

The button element has been misused, maligned, and neglected over the years. In this week’s edition, Aaron Gustafson opens our eyes to what we can achieve with some nice, clean markup, a bit of creativity, and the simple, yet versatile, button. Read more...

September 25, 2006 at 9:34 PM

Carolyn Wood

Announcing: Web Directions North

The folks who bring you the renowned Web Directions conference in Australia have teamed up with Derek Featherstone and Dave Shea to bring you Web Directions North, an event in Vancouver, Canada in February 2007 that looks amazing and not-to-be-missed. Imagine full-day workshops and 2 days of conference with the best and brightest, followed by 2 days of skiing and snowboarding in Whistler, BC.

Doug Bowman, Cameron Moll, Jeremy Keith, Veerle Pieters, Kelly Goto, Molly Holzschlag, Dan Cederholm, Joe Clark, Andy Clarke, Tantek Celik, Aaron Gustafson, John Allsopp, Derek Featherstone and Dave Shea are just some of the speakers who've been announced so far. If you sign up quickly, you'll be eligible for discounted early-bird tickets when they become available.

September 25, 2006 at 2:42 PM

Carolyn Wood

Off to Dallas for the Webmaster Jam Session

So I am about to jump on a plane to Dallas for The Webmaster Jam Session presented by CoffeeCup Software. I am going to be talking about Layout Standards and Techniques. This is not to be confused with the presentation I did back in 1999. Oh, no, this is a whole new look at the process of interaction design, information architecture, and web design. Joining me in Dallas will be speakers such as Andy Budd, James Craig, Garrett Dimon, Derek Featherstone, Ethan Marcotte, Eric Meyer, Cameron Moll, Jared Spool, Bryan Veloso and several others. I got plans already on Thursday night with some of these folks, but Friday and Saturday night I am looking to go out and party. If you are going to be in Dallas drop me a line.

September 21, 2006 at 8:56 AM

Nick Finck

Article: Objectifying JavaScript

Object-oriented programming techniques can greatly improve both the structure and readability of your code, but it can be a little difficult to get a grasp on objects in JavaScript's unique implementation. Read along as "Behind the Curtain" columnist Jonathan Snook presents the foundational details behind creating objects in JavaScript, and points out the implications and variations of each creation mechanism. Read more...

September 18, 2006 at 10:55 PM

Carolyn Wood

Introducing Tiff Fehr: Editorial Assistant

We're pleased to introduce you to Tiff Fehr, Digital Web's new Editorial Assistant. Tiff will be working behind the scenes to help us run the magazine, stay organized, and keep in touch with our authors. She's a devoted and skilled member of the web standards community, and we're happy to have her aboard. Welcome, Tiff!

September 18, 2006 at 7:52 AM

Carolyn Wood

Article: Scope in JavaScript

JavaScript is rife with unexplored nooks and crannies that can trip up even the most seasoned programmers. Digital Web Magazine Managing Editor Mike West investigates one of the deepest: the basic question of scope and context. As he builds up from first principles of variable scope to a detailed discussion of advanced context-manipulation techniques, you'll gain the knowledge necessary to keep careful track of this essential aspect of your scripts. Read More...

September 11, 2006 at 7:23 PM

Carolyn Wood

Article: Building Your Own Start-up Technology Company, Part 4: Living the dream

In the fourth and final part of his series on start-up companies, Dirk Knemeyer, of Involution Studios, hands us the keys to sustainable success: sales, service, and management. This is Dirk’s last piece for his outstanding Innovating the Web Experience column. For nearly two years, his insightful columns have enlightened us and stimulated lively conversations about the web. Read more...

September 4, 2006 at 10:37 PM

Carolyn Wood

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