Building Your Own Start-up Technology Company, Part 4

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Living the dream The final part of the series will review the foundational things that come with building a successful company; the things that need to be planned and executed well in order to achieve sustainable success. #12. Sales Successful sales has a lot in common with courtship: It’s one thing to turn someone’s head, … Read more

Christopher Schmitt

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Christopher Schmitt Contributing Writer, Inteviewee & Cover Artist Employer: Heatvision.com, Inc. Title/Role: Project Manager and Idea Generator Personal Web site/Portfolio: christopherschmitt.com Memorable Quotes: “Know thine audience.” Digital Web Articles Web Page Reconstruction with CSS Published on July 2, 2002 Content as Navigation Tool Published on November 6, 2001 Measuring User Experience Published on September 24, … Read more

Adobe LiveMotion 1

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Adobe LiveMotion 1 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on April /files/includes/10.css, 2000 Adobe has introduced LiveMotion 1, a web animation tool that produces SWF format (Flash) movies and offers an authoring environment similar to After Effects. LiveMotion … Read more

11 Ways to Improve Landing Pages

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11 Ways to Improve Landing Pages Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Michael Nguyen Published on May 25, 2005 You’re about to launch a big online marketing campaign complete with media buys, search engine placement, banner ads and blog buzz. You’ve tested your creative … Read more

Adobe LiveMotion 2

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Adobe LiveMotion 2 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on October 3, 2002 LiveMotion, Adobe’s answer to Flash, was not impressive in its debut. While Adobe’s products have the advantage of better interface design, LiveMotion 1 lacked the … Read more

Five Pertinent Questions for Andy Budd

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Five Pertinent Questions for Andy Budd Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Matthew Pennell Published on June 18, 2007 Digital Web: How did event-organizing and speaking engagements factor into the formation of your agency, Clearleft? Andy Budd: Clearleft is a user-experience consultancy, so we … Read more

Adobe Photoshop 6.0

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Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on September 24, 2001 I usually point to competition as the main impetus for software companies to keep improving their products. Looking at Adobe® Photoshop® 6, however, I must … Read more

Five Pertinent Questions for John Allsopp

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Five Pertinent Questions for John Allsopp Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Carolyn Wood Published on May 14, 2007 Digital Web: For the ordinary website—the sites for web-design businesses, the fairly static small business sites, in fact, probably the majority of sites on the … Read more

Alien Typography

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Alien Typography Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Joe Gillespie Published on July 10, 2001 Beside the Concise Oxford Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus on my bookshelf is a much less-cited tome entitled The Klingon Dictionary. Although it does an admirable job of translating insults … Read more

Five Pertinent Questions for Scott Berkun About Innovation

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Five Pertinent Questions for Scott Berkun About Innovation Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Tiff Fehr Published on June 11, 2007 Digital Web: I’m going to lead off with the big question: What lessons can web professionals learn from The Myths of Innovation? Scott … Read more

Ambient Findability

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Ambient Findability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Peter Morville Published on July 21, 2004 Intelligence is moving to the edges, flowing through networked computers, wireless devices, empowered users and distributed teams. Ideas spread like wildfire. Innovations emerge from uncharted borderlands. Information is in … Read more

99.9% of Proper Grammar Is Obsolete

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99.9% of Proper Grammar Is Obsolete Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Wide Open By David Wertheimer Published on September 17, 2002 [A parody, with thanks to Jeffrey Zeldman. See also “99.9% of Websites Are Obsolete” elsewhere on Digital Web Magazine.] An equal opportunity … Read more

Ambient Findability

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Ambient Findability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By D. Keith Robinson Published on November 21, 2005 Peter Morville’s new book Ambient Findability kicks off with a pretty simple definition. find·a·bil·i·ty n a. The quality of being locatable or navigable. b. The … Read more

99.9% of Websites Are Obsolete

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99.9% of Websites Are Obsolete Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jeffrey Zeldman Published on September 4, 2002 An equal opportunity disease afflicts nearly every site now on the Web, from the humblest personal homepages to the multi-million-dollar sites of corporate giants. Cunning and … Read more

Andrew B. King

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Andrew B. King Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Craig Saila Published on May 15, 2003 Digital Web: Web-page optimization used to be about making graphics smaller. What does it mean now? Andrew B. King: It’s not just for graphics anymore. Web page optimization … Read more

Accessibility and usability

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Accessibility and usability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Keep It Simple By Peter-Paul Koch Published on February 18, 2004 At the moment we Web developers are learning the basics of accessibility, as once we mastered the basics of usability. However, in my last … Read more

To Use or Not to Use: An XHTML Roadmap for Designers

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To Use or Not to Use: An XHTML Roadmap for Designers Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Molly E. Holzschlag Published on January 7, 2001 January 26th, 2001 marks the first birthday of XHTML 1.0 as the W3C recommendation for Web markup. But XHTML … Read more

Accessibility From The Ground Up

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Accessibility From The Ground Up Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Matt May Published on January 20, 2005 You’ve seen it at all the design conferences. It’s showing up on contracts and RFPs. They’re asking for it on your résumé. This accessibility thing sure … Read more

Accessible By Design

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Accessible By Design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Anitra Pavka Published on April 10, 2002 “Web accessibility” is a hot topic today. You may also be familiar with other phrases like the W3C Web Accessibility Inititiative (WAI) or U.S. Section 508 guidelines. Many … Read more

Access by Design

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Access by Design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By James McNally Published on September 26, 2005 Sarah Horton’s new book Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers is organized around a principle that she calls “universal usability.” … Read more

Accountability of Accessibility and Usability

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Accountability of Accessibility and Usability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Anitra Pavka Published on November 5, 2002 Lawsuits make me nervous. Even if I’m not involved, precedents may be set that affect me or my life. As a person who makes my living … Read more

Adam Greenfield

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Adam Greenfield Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Meryl K. Evans Published on April 17, 2002 Editor’s Note: This interview of Adam Greenfield is four years out of date. We are planning a follow-up interview with him on what he has been up to … Read more

Adobe After Effects 4.1

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Adobe After Effects 4.1 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on November 14, 2001 Digital video has a prominent future on the web. As soon as we can get past the bandwidth issue to a point where full-screen … Read more

Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Ken Westin Published on November 6, 2006 Adobe Captivate, formerly known as Macromedia Captivate, is the eLearning and screen capture product originally named RoboDemo. Despite being offered by three different companies over the … Read more

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Adobe Illustrator /files/includes/10.css Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on February 27, 2002 Adobe® Illustrator® is a powerful vector illustration tool that has competed with Macromedia’s Freehand for years. While I believe Illustrator easily tops Freehand in most … Read more