A-Z Indexes to Enhance Site Searching

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A-Z Indexes to Enhance Site Searching Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Heather Hedden Published on January 5, 2005 Facilitate searching, not just navigation An important part of an information architect’s job is to make it easier for users of a Web site or … Read more

The Dollars and Sense of Building to Standards

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The Dollars and Sense of Building to Standards 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 February 9, 2005 Since people like Jeffrey Zeldman started persuading browser manufacturers to support standards through the Web Standards … Read more

Better Font Management

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Better Font Management Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Joel Sacks Published on March 6, 2007 If your font collection is out of hand, it’s time to learn how to manage it. Whether you are a graphic designer, typographer, or a hobbyist, you’ll benefit … Read more

Building with Rusted Nails

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Building with Rusted Nails Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Nick Finck By Peter Fielding Published on March 8, 2001 When I think of web designers and developers, I think of them as craftsmen. These are people that are specifically skilled for their jobs, … Read more

Better Living Through Taxonomies

Better Living Through Taxonomies Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Heather Hedden Published on February 5, 2008 Large websites and intranets can benefit from improved methods of search and navigation. These include site maps, A-Z indexes, sophisticated search engines, and generally improved navigational design—and … Read more

Building Your Own Start-up Technology Company, Part 1

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Building Your Own Start-up Technology Company, Part 1 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Innovating the Web Experience By Dirk Knemeyer Published on March 14, 2006 For technology professionals, one of the results of the Web 2.0 explosion is a realization of the potential … Read more

Better Than a Human

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Better Than a Human Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Wide Open By David Wertheimer Published on August 25, 2004 I attended Ad:Tech Chicago in July to explore usability from a marketer’s point of view. What, I wondered, does the ad-sales side of the … Read more

Beyond the IA Guy

Beyond the IA Guy Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Wide Open By David Wertheimer Published on August 20, 2002 What is information architecture, and how does it exist beyond an “IA guy”? This seemingly simple question was posed to me in June by … Read more

Bradbury Software FeedDemon 1.0

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Bradbury Software FeedDemon 1.0 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Product Reviews By Paul Scrivens Published on May 26, 2004 A couple of weeks ago I was in search of an RSS Reader because my ability to visit all my favorite Web sites, to … Read more

Brad Smith

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Brad Smith Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Nick Finck Published on July 16, 2003 Hot Pepper Studios DevGroup NW WebVisions Hot Pepper Studios Digital Web: First, tell us a little bit about yourself. What’s your background and where did you grow up? Brad … Read more

Brand Experience and the Web

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Brand Experience and the Web Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Dirk Knemeyer Published on July 14, 2004 There is far more to the Web than “just” being the Web. Indeed, the Web is only one component of a ubiquitous network of communication, interaction … Read more

Brand Value and the User Experience

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Brand Value and the User Experience Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Kelly Goto Published on July 14, 2004 Jet Blue Airlines cares about their customers and it shows. In February 2000, founder and CEO David Neeleman started the airline with a simple strategy … Read more

Building Accessible Widgets for the Web

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Building Accessible Widgets for the Web Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Mike West Published on July 10, 2006 When building web applications, we’re working with a fairly restricted set of widgets, compared to those available for native desktop apps. The recent surge of … Read more

APIs and Mashups For The Rest Of Us

APIs and Mashups For The Rest Of Us Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Gareth Rushgrove Published on June 4, 2007 All the latest and coolest web apps seem to have an API these days. But what is an API? And why should you … Read more

Building an Online Community: Just Add Water

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Building an Online Community: Just Add Water Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Matt Haughey Published on August 14, 2001 I’m frequently asked how MetaFilter came to be, what the secret is, and what I’ve learned in the process of building it. I didn’t … Read more

Apples and Oranges

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Apples and Oranges 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 June 9, 2004 Usability and design are two fields that collide more often than not. But why is that? Why can’t we all just get along … Read more

Building a Website for Analytics

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Building a Website for Analytics Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jeff Cram Published on October 16, 2006 How to get it right the first time around Implementing a web analytics solution is a mission-critical activity for any business serious about succeeding online. Without … Read more

Architecting CSS

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Architecting CSS Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > View Source By Garrett Dimon Published on July 18, 2005 With nearly ubiquitous standards support among modern browsers, we’re turning to CSS to handle presentational heavy lifting more than ever. The more we rely upon CSS, … Read more

How To Build A Facebook Application

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How To Build A Facebook Application Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Gareth Rushgrove Published on January 22, 2008 Facebook, as you’ve probably noticed, is everywhere. And with that ubiquity comes a massive audience just waiting for your web app. Whether you’re looking to … Read more

Are Accessibility Statements Useful?

Are Accessibility Statements Useful? Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Leona Tomlinson Published on November 12, 2008 What is an accessibility statement? An accessibility statement provides website visitors with information on how to utilize any accessibility features implemented, together with known barriers and how … Read more

Review: Building Findable Websites

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Review: Building Findable Websites Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Matthew Pennell Published on June 9, 2008 If you’ve ever tried to sell a client on the benefits of web standards—or even more specialized features such as microformats—the chances are that … Read more

A Matter of Styles

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A Matter of Styles Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Ethan Marcotte Published on August 11, 2004 Until recently, cascading style sheets (CSS) were the most tragically hip technology available online. Touted as the way to create page layouts by, well, the folks that … Read more

Building Intranets that Matter

Building Intranets that Matter Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Shiv Singh Published on January 15, 2003 Introduction 2002 was declared “the year of the intranet1,” the year organizations recognized that the increased efficiencies intranets bring—time saved, knowledge shared, and communication standardized—are crucial for … Read more

A Recipe for Learning Web Design

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A Recipe for Learning Web Design Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By D. Keith Robinson Published on March 3, 2004 Web design and its related fields are still relatively young in the grand scheme of things and are still developing. One of the questions … Read more

Building the Business Game Plan

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Building the Business Game Plan Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Meryl K. Evans Published on December 29, 2001 Process: either you love it or you hate it. Rarely do you find those in-the-middle-of-the-road when it comes to process in web design. One-size-fits-all? Some … Read more