Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design

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Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jeff Croft Published on May 28, 2007 PNG, GIF, and JPEG The PNG image has been widely overlooked by the web design community—and mostly for good reason. Until recently, it … Read more

Soft Skills for Information Architecture

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Soft Skills for Information Architecture Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > IAnything Goes By Jeff Lash Published on September 24, 2003 While much of one’s success or failure depends on the skills specific to information architecture—like diagramming, documenting, organizing—an even greater indicator is soft … Read more

The Designer Is Dead, Long Live The Designer!

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The Designer Is Dead, Long Live The Designer! Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Art of Interaction By Didier P. Hilhorst Published on April 7, 2004 Usability maharishis, with idiosyncratic attitudes and blaring random opinions about design, irritate me. While the importance of their … Read more

The Village Stew

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The Village Stew Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > The Carpenter’s Workbench By Nathan Smith Published on February 12, 2007 The politics involved in building a large corporate website always make for an interesting dynamic. Contrary to what one might assume regarding strength in … Read more

Understanding Disabilities when Designing a Website

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Understanding Disabilities when Designing a Website Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Leona Tomlinson Published on September 16, 2008 With 75%1 of the US population and 65%2 of the UK population having internet access at home, it is imperative that websites are designed to … Read more

The Web Beyond the Desktop

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The Web Beyond the Desktop Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Dave Shea Published on April 1, 2008 Digital video recorders such as Tivo are popular, in part, because they introduced an idea to TV viewing called time shifting. You no longer need to … Read more

Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook

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Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Krista Stevens Published on October 6, 2004 The one thing those who work and play in the world of Web design know to be true is that … Read more

Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization

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Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Jennifer Alvin Published on August 15, 2003 Staying competitive, and more importantly, keeping the client competitive,is an ongoing challenge. Many people and businesses have jumped on the high-bandwidth … Read more

The Destination Matters More Than the Journey

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The Destination Matters More Than the Journey Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Dean Allen Published on July 10, 2001 I’ve often been asked (alarmingly, by senior designers and at least one creative director) to recommend a good introductory book on typography. Many excellent … Read more

Understanding the Unconference

Understanding the Unconference Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jonathan Follett Published on August 8, 2006 Unconferences are gaining popularity in the high-tech community as self-organizing forums for idea sharing, networking, learning, speaking, demonstrating, and generally interacting with other geeks. The unconference format is … Read more

Web Designer’s FREElance Toolbox for Windows

Web Designer’s FREElance Toolbox for Windows Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Brian Reindel Published on June 20, 2005 Freelancing for an extra thick wad of greenbacks to pad your back pocket is every Web designer’s dream. Wrangling up your own clients, managing the … Read more

What’s happening? A new look at Web pages

What’s happening? A new look at Web pages Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Miraz Jordan Published on November 6, 2001 Web designers have been involved with the Internet for a long time, at least in Internet years. We begin to take the users … Read more

Standards for distributed information architecture

Standards for distributed information architecture Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > IAnything Goes By Jeff Lash Published on October 2, 2002 The articles in this month’s iteration of Digital Web Magazine all focus on standards, and their importance to the present and future of … Read more

The Document Object Model: an Introduction

The Document Object Model: an Introduction Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Peter-Paul Koch Published on May 14, 2001 In recent months much has been said about the Javascript DOM, the Document Object Model. It was rumored that Netscape 6 has a new one, … Read more

The Web is a Human Creation

By Michael I. Almond Published on September 29, 2004 As unlikely as it seems, many of the guidelines and methods used in the field of social marketing and social-change campaigns are useful to Web professionals. To my surprise, I am looking to a set of principles—a road map—used in the first part of my career … Read more

Usability for Rich Internet Applications

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Usability for Rich Internet Applications Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Donna Maurer Published on February 20, 2006 After struggling for years to design Internet applications around the limitations of HTML, I have been very excited by the recent release of a range of … Read more

Web Design 101: Backgrounds

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Web Design 101: Backgrounds Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Web Design 101 By Paul O’Brien Published on May 21, 2007 The CSS background property allows you to apply background colors and images to elements as required. But there are plenty of strange quirks … Read more

What makes those damn clients so difficult?

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What makes those damn clients so difficult? Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Wanda Cummings Published on October 15, 2000 You know the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The same holds true in dealing with clients. Oh … Read more

Steven Champeon and Shirley Kaiser

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Steven Champeon and Shirley Kaiser Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Meryl K. Evans Published on September 4, 2002 Current Climate Get Real with Standards Compliance Current Climate Digital Web: Just prior to ending Phase I, the WaSP announced that the browser makers were … Read more

The Evolution of Corporate Web Sites

The Evolution of Corporate Web Sites Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Richard MacManus Published on April 28, 2004 Hard to believe, but corporate Web sites have been around for over 10 years now. It’s fascinating to see how they have evolved over the … Read more

Think Beyond – Technology

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By Alan K’necht Published on December 17, 2003 If there is a common theme that runs through my columns—in this and other publications, and my conference presentations—it is the need for IT professionals, whether they are information architects, database administrators, Java developers, front-end Web developers, system administrators or any other person connected to the IT … Read more

More usability frosting for your accessibility cake

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More usability frosting for your accessibility cake Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Aaron Gustafson Published on April 20, 2005 Mac users are spoiled. It’s a fact we Windows folks have to live with—when it comes to usable interfaces, Mac applications are far ahead. … Read more

Web Design 101: Photoshop

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Web Design 101: Photoshop Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Web Design 101 By Anton Peck Published on April 15, 2008 Photoshop promises great power, but can be more than a little challenging when it comes to clarity and patience. New users can easily … Read more

Where Did My Beautiful Internet Go?

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Where Did My Beautiful Internet Go? Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Sean Madden Published on January 29, 2007 Most web designers worth their salt know the phrase web design is a laughably broad term. Designing for the web entails understanding interaction design, information … Read more