Giving Credit

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There is something to be said about the lack of credit blogs and community news sites give to their sources. Make no mistake, Digital Web Magazine is a firm believer in the code of Weblog Ethics and follows those guidelines religiously. What is very interesting is the number of blogs and sites out there who clearly gathered … Read moreGiving Credit

Offline Marketing

Looking Back It wasn’t so long ago that dotcom startups, new media, and break-out Internet companies were pushing their name on the general public through various print ads, massive public banners, radio and television spots, as well as ridiculous and outrageous publicity events. All of these advertising methods proved an effective way to get their … Read moreOffline Marketing

The ROI of Web Standards

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Following Doug Bowman’s post on Throwing Tables Out the Window, Richard Rutter has taken to task Real life savings through Web standards. This is very reminiscent of Keith Robinson’s post on Web Standards ROI this last June. Shirley Kaiser also voiced in with her comments recently. Doug followed up his post with a post on Projected Savings. For the record, I never had … Read moreThe ROI of Web Standards

The Behavior Layer

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Now that Web developers have a solid grip on the XHTML structural and CSS presentation layers, it’s time to consider the JavaScript behavior layer and especially its accessibility. In the past JavaScript has been much abused, mainly because people misunderstood its purpose. Many sites used JavaScript for presentation only, for instance in ubiquitous and ultimately … Read moreThe Behavior Layer

The Ideal Web Team (part 2)

In this column I’ll continue my investigation of the ideal Web team, which consists of three sub-teams: The client-side specialists, who create an attractive, clear front end. The server-side specialists, who create a smoothly operating back end. The supporting specialists, who make sure that the other two sub-teams can do their jobs. In the previous column, an ideal Web … Read moreThe Ideal Web Team (part 2)

Battle of the WYSIWYGs: Adobe GoLive 6 vs. Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

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   Although some web developers balk at the idea of using WYSIWYG HTML editors to develop professional sites, the fact remains that they are widely used by design and development firms and have contributed to making the web a nicer-looking place. The code created by these editors isn’t always clean and lean, but they offer … Read moreBattle of the WYSIWYGs: Adobe GoLive 6 vs. Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web

I’ve always disliked the “Dummies” books—you know, the ones with the bright yellow covers. Despite the potential for funny titles (“Cooking for Dummies”), I’ve always found them to be vaguely insulting. When it comes to the burgeoning field of Information Architecture, however, a book for beginners (not always dummies) would be welcome. And now it’s … Read moreInformation Architecture: Blueprints for the Web

Content

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“This article will be 750 words long exactly, or you can have your money back.” Several months ago, I went into great detail about the process that I went through to design and develop a website for a client that I had at the time. I talked about planning, design, development and implementation issues. I … Read moreContent

Written Content To Keep the Content Contented

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con·tent (kOn-tent) 1. n. The subject matter of a written work, such as a book or magazine. Often used in the plural. The substantive or meaningful part: “The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially content which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit” (Frederick Turner). 2. (kon-tEnt) adj. Desiring no more than what one has; … Read moreWritten Content To Keep the Content Contented