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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Do Web Startups Die? Lack of Alphalpha

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Why Do Web Startups Die? Lack of Alphalpha Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Dave Goldenberg Published on June 10, 2008 Internet startups are generally as successful as a nerd in a singles bar. Ventures that get off the ground rarely get knee-high. Why? … Read more

Why Opera?

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Why Opera? Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Matthew Pennell Published on January 7, 2008 When we look at the web browsers available today, we are seeing an increasingly high level of web standards support (including some support for new and future standards such … Read more

Why Textpattern? An Interview with the Authors of Textpattern Solutions

Why Textpattern? An Interview with the Authors of Textpattern Solutions Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Andrea Schwandt-Arbogast Published on July 2, 2007 Digital Web: Web developers have many options these days when choosing a CMS or blogging engine. Why has Textpattern become your … Read more

Why the Tech Industry Needs to Change Its Language

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Why the Tech Industry Needs to Change Its Language Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jonathan Follett Published on May 15, 2006 The acronyms and jargon that litter the Internet landscape fail to convey meaning because they’re based on confusing technical specifications with no … Read more

Wildform Flix Pro 2.5

Wildform Flix Pro 2.5 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on July 30, 2002 If you have recently upgraded to Flash MX, then you might ask, “why do I need a separate video processor for Flash?” Well, if … Read more

Writing Semantic Markup

Writing Semantic Markup 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 Joshua Porter By Richard MacManus Published on September 5, 2005 The biggest and most welcome change on the Web in the last five years has been the … Read more

Your Social Graph: Exploring the Google API

Your Social Graph: Exploring the Google API Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Brian Suda Published on February 26, 2008 “You are known by the company you keep”, as the old saying goes; and, at least as far as the internet is concerned, Google’s … Read more

The Zen of CSS Design

The Zen of CSS Design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Karen Morrill-McClure Published on February 23, 2005 This is the book on CSS that I’ve been waiting for. Background The CSS Zen Garden is a Web site that went up … Read more

Form follows function

Form follows function 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 6, 2003 Although I’m not a designer myself, I’ve slowly grown to understand them, not only because of my frequent cooperation with Web designers, but also … Read more

Inspiration vs. Theft: The Thin Gray Line

Inspiration vs. Theft: The Thin Gray Line Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Nick Finck Published on September 29, 1999 Creative Pain Inspiration does not come easy for most, and that includes some of the world’s top designers and creative directors. Everyone has experienced … Read more

Measuring User Experience

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Measuring User Experience Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Christopher Schmitt Published on September 24, 2001 As a hardworking Web developer who wants to please or appease the client, you’ve built the best site you could in the given circumstances. You’ve built the site … Read more

Ideal web team size?

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Ideal web team size? Nick Finck April 26, 2005 at 2:03 PM Add to Delicious or Add to My Yahoo! Andy Budd has an interesting post about The Ideal Web Team and several people have posted some good comments and offered alternative lists of who should be on an ideal web team. Including myself, so … Read more

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Second Edition

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Second Edition Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By James McNally Published on August 24, 2002 Since the dawn of the World Wide Web, more than a billion web pages have been written. The corporate … Read more

Computer-Based Music Production on a Budget

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Computer-Based Music Production on a Budget Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on April 21, 2004 As Web and multimedia firms broaden their service repertoires to stay competitive in today’s tight market, many of them are bringing music … Read more

Macromedia Freehand MX

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Macromedia Freehand MX Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on June 18, 2003 Macromedia’s latest installment of its professional vector illustration package may not have an abundance of new features, but it does offer a few important improvements … Read more

Extensis PhotoFrame 2.5

Extensis PhotoFrame 2.5 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Jesse Nieminen Published on September 16, 2003 Extensis PhotoFrame is an interesting Photoshop plugin that applies unique and often complex border and edge effects to your images. Like many third-party Photoshop plugins, … Read more

Rock, Paper, Stone: The Biz Stone Guide to Independent Publishing

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Rock, Paper, Stone: The Biz Stone Guide to Independent Publishing Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Biz Stone Published on May 22, 2002 People have things to say. Maybe you’re one of them, struggling to get a voice through the bottleneck that is big … Read more

Web Design 101: Floats

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As browsers get better and better, creating layouts with CSS becomes easier and easier. A reliable workhorse in CSS layout options is the float property. Floats are not the only choice when it comes to creating layouts, but they are popular because they survive the unpredictability of designing for various screen sizes, resolutions, and browsers as well—or … Read more