What Is This?

This example page shows all the four types of positioning that are available in CSS 2.1: static (main content) relative (drop cap in block quotation) absolute (the sidebar to the right) fixed (header, footer, left-hand menu) All of the CSS is contained within the page, so all you have to do to see how it’s done is to select … Read moreWhat Is This?

IntraBranding: Why Your Intranet Needs Its Own Personality

The next time you work on an intranet project, whether for private- or public-sector organizations, ask your client or manager about branding. Usually, the answer will be another question, “Why do we need to worry about branding?” After all, this is an internal site, for employees only, or—in the case of extranets—for contractors and partners, … Read moreIntraBranding: Why Your Intranet Needs Its Own Personality

Beyond the A-List, Diversity in the Web Community

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The age-old debate about gender diversity at web conference has kicked back into full swing again which spun a wider debate about gender diversity and even ethnicity in the industry as a whole. Here are some recent posts on the topic: Gender Diversity at Web Conferences, The diversity division, On Conferences and Diversity, Diverse It Gets, Why are smart people … Read moreBeyond the A-List, Diversity in the Web Community

Win a Free Ticket to Web Directions North!


Win a full pass to Web Directions North, in Vancouver, Canada, February 6-10, 2007. Web Directions North features top-notch speakers including Dave Shea, Doug Bowman, Veerle Pieters, Andy Clarke, Cameron Moll, Kelly Goto, Jeremy Keith, Dan Cederholm, Derek Featherstone, John Allsopp, and many more. Making the gathering even cooler, the conference is followed by two days of optional … Read moreWin a Free Ticket to Web Directions North!

Getting Mobile


Long promised and way overdue, mobile technology is finally moving beyond telephone calls to become a fundamental of our technology-infused lives. In fact, mobile could very well transform how we gather and use information. But beyond the hype rumors and billions of investment dollars in the mobile industry lies a simple concept: mobile devices, which … Read moreGetting Mobile

Got Gmail?


I am sure you have seen the Gmail invites going around (If not, check out whitespace, dezwozhere, jluster, minjungkim, widgetopia, wholelottanothing, and about 100 other sites). Well, just because it’s the trendy thing to do these days: I have seven, yes seven (7) Gmail invites to give away. So instead of doing some kind of contest, I would like to do … Read moreGot Gmail?

Practical Usability Testing

When I started this column, part of my motivation was to write about tools to empower Web designers—techniques they could take away and apply immediately. I’ve written an article on how information architecture can be a natural progression from Web design and two articles containing short lessons to help new information architects be more effective on the job. My … Read morePractical Usability Testing

Jonathan Snook

Former Columnist Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Employer: Freelance Title/Role: Web Developer and Consultant Personal Web site/Portfolio: snook.ca Memorable Quotes: “Anything is possible. It’s just a matter of how much time or how much money.” Digital Web Articles Powering the Web with HTTP Published on June 28, 2005 Variable Scope for New Programmers Published on October 17, 2005 … Read moreJonathan Snook

Joshua David McClurg-Genevese

Columnist Birthplace:  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Employer:  American Electric Power (AEP) Title/Role:  Senior Interactive Designer/ Creative Director Personal Web site/Portfolio: http://www.ari02.net Memorable Quotes:  “When principles of design replicate principles of thought, the act of arranging information becomes an act of insight.” Edward R. Tufte ” Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the … Read moreJoshua David McClurg-Genevese