Web Presentation Patterns

Web Presentation Patterns Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Behind the Curtain By Jonathan Snook Published on January 23, 2006 Patterns structure our lives, whether we think about them or not. A regular bedtime—and morning alarm and lunch time—makes your life easier by removing … Read more

Smarter Content Publishing

Smarter Content Publishing Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Victor Lombardi Published on August 6, 2002 Do you remember the days before WYSIWYG word processors when you had to markup the text, much like we markup web documents using HTML? I don’t. I started … Read more

The Behavior Layer

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The Behavior Layer 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 January 14, 2004 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 … Read more

The Rise of Flash Video, Part 3

The Rise of Flash Video, Part 3 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Tom Green Published on November 27, 2006 In the first two articles in this series, I traced the rise of the Flash video as a streaming media format, and demystified much … Read more

To Dance the Dance of Freelance

To Dance the Dance of Freelance Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Matthew D. Jordan Published on March 27, 2007 Thinking back on my transition to full-time freelance work brings a myriad of emotionally confusing scenarios to mind. I sometimes allow my brain to … Read more

Watch Your COGS

Watch Your COGS Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > The Business End By Nick Gould Published on June 26, 2006 As a rule, small design practitioners are required to spend most of their time and energy just keeping their business going, so they have … Read more

Web ReDesign: Workflow That Works

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Web ReDesign: Workflow That Works Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By James McNally Published on January 3, 2002 Overview I’ve been looking for a good book on the process of web design for a while now. David Siegel’s The Secrets of … Read more

Smart CSS Ain’t Always Sexy CSS

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Smart CSS Ain’t Always Sexy CSS Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Martin Ringlein Published on July 15, 2008 There is an emerging desire to want to be sexy. When it comes to our CSS, we all agree that being bloated, slow, and messy … Read more

The Big Picture on Microformats

The Big Picture on Microformats Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By John Allsopp Published on August 28, 2006 Most web developers who read magazines such as Digital Web will be familiar with the term microformats, and might even have played around with hCards or … Read more

The Road to Actionscript 3

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The Road to Actionscript 3 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jonathan Greene Published on February 12, 2007 “So you’re an OOP guy, huh? What languages do you work in?” “Java, C#, ActionScript…” “Pfft, ActionScript isn’t an OOP language!” Sound familiar? Well, while you … Read more

Type-O-Graphy: making words stand out, every time

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Type-O-Graphy: making words stand out, every time Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > DigiSect By Stephen Van Doren Published on July 10, 2001 Typography has suffered greatly in the digital realm of the ‘Net. From sites that use the default-sized 100%-black Times New Roman … Read more

Review: Website Optimization

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Review: Website Optimization Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Andrew Stevens Published on November 11, 2008 Those of you familiar with Andrew King’s previous book, Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization, might assume that this latest offering, Website Optimization: Speed, … Read more

Web-Safe Color Palette Discussion

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Web-Safe Color Palette Discussion Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Makiko Itoh By Nick Finck Published on May 17, 2001 Back in September 2000, Hadley Stern and David Lehn of Razorfish wrote an article for WebMonkey provocatively titled “Death of the Web-Safe Color Palette.” … Read more

Integrating Social Media into a Web Content Strategy

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Integrating Social Media into a Web Content Strategy Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Britt Parrott Published on June 24, 2008 Whether you’re an employee or a consultant, it sometimes falls to you to drag an organization into the 21st century—and that often means … Read more

The Birth of Design is Kinky

The Birth of Design is Kinky Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Andrew Johnstone Published on July 9, 2000 When Nick asked me to write an article for Digital Web I, as I suspect a lot of people would, thought that I should come … Read more

The ROI of ROI

The ROI of ROI Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > The $ & Sense of IT By Alan K’necht Published on March 13, 2003 So you’ve thought about calculating the ROI of a proposed change to your Web site or for proposing upgrades to … Read more

Typography and Web Advertising: Making Every Opportunity Count

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Typography and Web Advertising: Making Every Opportunity Count Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Alexander W. White Published on June 25, 2007 We hear it all the time: “Advertising on the web is so different than print. It has to contend with tininess, limited … Read more

Web 2.0 for Designers

Web 2.0 for Designers Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Web 2.0 Design: Bootstrapping the Social Web By Richard MacManus By Joshua Porter Published on May 4, 2005 In Web 1.0, a small number of writers created Web pages for a large number of … Read more

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