Build for the Future: Bend, Don’t Break

Build for the Future: Bend, Don’t Break Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > View Source By Garrett Dimon Published on April 24, 2006 If you’ve been building Web sites or applications for any period of time, chances are you’ve maintained one or two as … Read more

Client Side Load Balancing for Web 2.0 Applications

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Client Side Load Balancing for Web 2.0 Applications Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Lei Zhu Published on October 1, 2007 A web server handles HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) requests sent to it by web browsers. When you type in a URL —, for … Read more

Converting a Page to CSS

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Converting a Page to CSS Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By J. David Eisenberg Published on May 14, 2001 A result of the Web Standards Project‘s Browser Upgrade Initiative many developers are revising their Web Sites, switching to XHMTL notation and applying Cascading Style … Read more

Dan Cederholm

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Dan Cederholm Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Ethan Marcotte Published on September 5, 2005 Digital Web Magazine: Mr. Cederholm, thanks very much for joining us. Pull up a chair, if you would. Dan Cederholm: Why thanks, don’t mind if I do. Pours (tall) … Read more

Excerpt: Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries

Excerpt: Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jonathan Snook Published on October 22, 2007 JavaScript libraries have been around in one form or another for almost as long as JavaScript itself. As you go from project … Read more

Book Review: Bulletproof Ajax

Book Review: Bulletproof Ajax Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Matthew Pennell Published on April 10, 2007 DOM Scripting author and bon vivant Jeremy Keith returns to the shelves of your local bookshop with his second book, Bulletproof Ajax—and despite its … Read more

Cooking With Stock

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Cooking With Stock Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jason Beaird Published on September 9, 2008 It’s not a secret. We all use stock imagery in our day-to-day design work. So why doesn’t anybody ever talk about it? My guess is that we’re all … Read more

Databases Behind Shops

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Databases Behind Shops Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Paul Tero Published on March 2, 2005 You’ve just launched your brand new database-driven Web site. You celebrate this milestone by logging into your database and adding a new row to the “articles” table, telling … Read more

Don’t Forget to Architect the Home Page

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Don’t Forget to Architect the Home Page Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > Wide Open By David Wertheimer Published on March 24, 2004 One of the hardest things to do during Web site creation is to finalize a vision for the home page. So … Read more

Building a Bulletproof Contact Form with PHP

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Building a Bulletproof Contact Form with PHP Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Matthew Pennell Published on October 15, 2007 The humble contact form: It’s the cornerstone of nearly every website, from the humble personal blog right up to the corporate megasite—and a billion … Read more

Review: CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development

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Review: CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Nathan Smith Published on February 12, 2008 Frameworks have become a hot topic in the world of web development. Their popularity stems from the notion of “convention over … Read more

Corporate Web Standards

Corporate Web Standards Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Scott Gledhill Published on July 16, 2007 We’ve all heard the fairy-tales about the prince kissing the princess, but the story just ends there; they both live happily ever after, riding off into the sunset, … Read more

Dave Shea

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Dave Shea Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Craig Saila Published on January 21, 2004 Digital Web: This past year, 2003, has been a very busy one for you, both personally and professionally. What are some of your professional resolutions for 2004? Dave Shea: … Read more

Interview with Doug Bowman

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Interview with Doug Bowman Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By John Allsopp Published on January 22, 2007 I first met Douglas Bowman in person in 2004, when he very kindly took up an offer to come and speak at the first conference I helped … Read more

Buying Peaches, E-Commerce Style

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Buying Peaches, E-Commerce Style Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Nick Finck Published on August 29, 1999 It’s not often that I dive into the latest e-commerce site just to get a taste of something new. This was an adventure that was going to … Read more

Code Reviews: Write Better Code Overnight

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Code Reviews: Write Better Code Overnight Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > View Source By Garrett Dimon Published on July 3, 2006 It’s a common practice among good teams of programmers, but I rarely meet front-end coders who know what code reviews are. Few … Read more

Creating a Site Design Plan

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Creating a Site Design Plan Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Karen Morrill-McClure Published on April 13, 2005 Some background I design sites small enough that I can handle all the details myself—sites for small and micro businesses. Many sites I design don’t sell … Read more

Defensive Design for the Web

Defensive Design for the Web Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Karen Morrill-McClure Published on August 4, 2004 This book won’t teach you any new coding tricks, but it may change how you think about Web sites and Web design. Anticipation … Read more

Easy-Peasy PHP

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Easy-peasy PHP Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jim Amos Published on March 9, 2005 One of the greatest attractions of PHP is just how easy it is to pick up the basics. Comparatively, it can be quite difficult to begin learning some of … Read more

Call and Response: Handling RFP Tension

Call and Response: Handling RFP Tension Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > The Business End By Nick Gould Published on August 29, 2005 Introduction In my office, we have a love-hate relationship with the request for proposal, or RFP. On one hand, RFPs are … Read more

Coding for Content

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Coding for Content Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > View Source By Garrett Dimon Published on April 23, 2007 Strongly inspired by the work of Edward Tufte, I recently reworked the design of my personal site to focus on content and ideas rather than … Read more

Creating a Web Page with HTML: Visual QuickProject Guide

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Creating a Web Page with HTML: Visual QuickProject Guide Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By Matthew Vanden Boogart Published on December 1, 2004 As an educator, I’m always interested to see what books are being published to get people started in … Read more

Derek Featherstone Interview

Derek Featherstone Interview Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Carolyn Wood Published on February 27, 2006 Digital Web Magazine: Derek, one of your Web sites is named Simply Accessible, yet your popular talk at the 2005 Web Essentials conference in Sydney was given a … Read more

Easy-peasy PHP 2

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Easy-peasy PHP 2 Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Jim Amos By Mike Papageorge Published on July 11, 2005 Simple Dynamic Content with PHP Easy-Peasy PHP was geared at being a simple introduction to using switches and includes in PHP. Several readers brought up … Read more