News : September 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...
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.
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.
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!
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...