Articles by Topic: Web Teams

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Why Do Web Startups Die? Lack of Alphalpha Published on June 10, 2008 Corporate Web Standards Published on July 16, 2007 The Village Stew Published on February 12, 2007 Risky Business Published on August 18, 2004 A Matter of Styles Published on August 11, 2004 The Ideal Web Team (part 2) Published on May 1, … Read more

Building Your Own Start-up Technology Company, Part 4


Living the dream The final part of the series will review the foundational things that come with building a successful company; the things that need to be planned and executed well in order to achieve sustainable success. #12. Sales Successful sales has a lot in common with courtship: It’s one thing to turn someone’s head, … Read more

Articles by Topic: Web Design


Extract: Know Your Site Published on November 4, 2008 Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong Published on October 21, 2008 Concept Design Tools Published on September 30, 2008 Cooking With Stock Published on September 9, 2008 Web Design by Designers Published on August 26, 2008 Photoshop vs Fireworks Published on July 22, 2008 User … Read more

Articles by Topic: User-Centered Design (UCD)


Getting The Most Out Of Your Library Published on August 12, 2008 Design Decisions vs. Audience Considerations Published on May 20, 2008 Usability for Rich Internet Applications Published on February 20, 2006 Practical Usability Testing Published on February 13, 2006 Resurrect Your Writing, Redeem Your Soul Published on November 28, 2005 Mark Trammell Interview Published … Read more

Articles by Topic: Typography

Typography and Web Advertising: Making Every Opportunity Count Published on June 25, 2007 Better Font Management Published on March 6, 2007 CSS Typography Published on January 16, 2006 The Elements of Design Published on August 15, 2005 Joe Gillespie Published on April 6, 2005 CSS 101 Published on August 11, 2004 Type-O-Graphy: making words stand … Read more

Articles by Topic: PHP

Review: CodeIgniter for Rapid PHP Application Development Published on February 12, 2008 How To Build A Facebook Application Published on January 22, 2008 Building a Bulletproof Contact Form with PHP Published on October 15, 2007 Hacking on Open APIs Published on August 7, 2007 PHP and XML Sitting in a Tree Published on February 4, … Read more

Articles by Topic: DOM

Excerpt: Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs and Libraries Published on October 22, 2007 jQuery Crash Course Published on October 8, 2007 Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today Published on April 23, 2007 Book Review: Bulletproof Ajax Published on April 10, 2007 Jeremy Keith Interview Published on February 26, 2007 Pro JavaScript Techniques … Read more

Articles by Topic: Client Management


Cooking With Stock Published on September 9, 2008 eCRM: A Virtual Reality Check For Your Business Published on July 29, 2008 Creating The Perfect Portfolio Published on January 29, 2008 Contract Killers Published on September 17, 2007 Excerpting “Web Design and Marketing Solutions for Business Websites” Published on September 10, 2007 Corporate Web Standards Published … Read more

Web 2.0 Design: Bootstrapping the Social Web

The one-sided, read-only Web 1.0 is nearing its end: Web 2.0 is upon us. This new paradigm, where participants contribute as well as listen, write as well as read, and influence as well as be influenced, is changing web design in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. In this column, Richard MacManus and Joshua Porter explore the new technologies that … Read more

Information Architecture for the People

Information Architecture has evolved from an emerging discipline to an important aspect of the website design process. No longer trying to define itself in every spare moment, information architecture is now more driven by its performance in the business world. In Information Architecture for the People, Joshua Kaufman will discuss the topics that are most relevant to … Read more

The Working Designer


In this compelling series, talented web designers choose one of their projects and walk us through their thought processes and workflows as they create exceptional designs. The column offers a unique opportunity to watch designers at work, seeing what inspires them, how they address challenges and solve problems, what motivates their choices, and how they … Read more

Innovating the Web Experience


“Innovating the Web Experience” will provide insight and direction – ranging from high-level,  strategic insight into the web, to practical, hands-on advice for designers and developers – intended to inspire a web design revolution. Despite the now-ubiquitous use of terms like “user-centered design” and “user experience,” the sad truth is that most of the work … Read more

Articles by Topic: Scripting

head Conference Q&A with Aral Balkan Published on October 7, 2008 Introduction to Django: Helping Perfectionists With Deadlines Published on April 22, 2008 Extending The JavaScript Date Object with User Defined Methods Published on March 4, 2008 Your Social Graph: Exploring the Google API Published on February 26, 2008 Excerpt: Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, … Read more

Articles by Topic: Information Architecture

Getting The Most Out Of Your Library Published on August 12, 2008 Review: Building Findable Websites Published on June 9, 2008 User Interface Implementations of Faceted Browsing Published on April 29, 2008 Better Living Through Taxonomies Published on February 5, 2008 Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (Third Edition) Published on January 29, 2007 … Read more

How to Install WordPress on a local server using XAMPP

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Anyone who works at the backend of a website will appreciate the need for a test website where they can freely try out stuff before making changes to a live website. To be able to mess around without fear of breaking your website, you can install WordPress on a local server using XAMPP. This post … Read more

How To Create SEO Friendly Images For WordPress

Creating SEO Friendly Images

Images have always been huge online. They help to keep the content varied and visually appealing. But managing images on your WordPress website involves a fair amount of work – from technical optimization to library management, and from optimizing for SEO to integrating with a CDN. In this post, we’ll keep our focus on one … Read more

The Power and Problems of Provisional Personas in UX design

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Personas are an oft used and highly touted communication and usability tool. They can help summarize what you know about the user, highlight pain points, and point out potential opportunities to customize your products for your users. In sum, they keep product development focused on your target market, rather than the world at large.

To Use or Not to Use: An XHTML Roadmap for Designers

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To Use or Not to Use: An XHTML Roadmap for Designers Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Molly E. Holzschlag Published on January 7, 2001 January 26th, 2001 marks the first birthday of XHTML 1.0 as the W3C recommendation for Web markup. But XHTML … Read more

Animosity for Animus

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Animosity for Animus Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Columns > DigiSect By Stephen Van Doren Published on March 5, 2001 What? A strong dislike or hatred of animal fat. What? Animal fat. The stuff you cut off of a steak to enjoy the meal–the stuff … Read more

Andrew B. King


Andrew B. King Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Interviews By Craig Saila Published on May 15, 2003 Digital Web: Web-page optimization used to be about making graphics smaller. What does it mean now? Andrew B. King: It’s not just for graphics anymore. Web page optimization … Read more

Ambient Findability


Ambient Findability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Reviews > Book Reviews By D. Keith Robinson Published on November 21, 2005 Peter Morville’s new book Ambient Findability kicks off with a pretty simple definition. find·a·bil·i·ty n a. The quality of being locatable or navigable. b. The … Read more

Ambient Findability


Ambient Findability Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Peter Morville Published on July 21, 2004 Intelligence is moving to the edges, flowing through networked computers, wireless devices, empowered users and distributed teams. Ideas spread like wildfire. Innovations emerge from uncharted borderlands. Information is in … Read more

Alien Typography


Alien Typography Got something to say? Share your comments on this topic with other web professionals In: Articles By Joe Gillespie Published on July 10, 2001 Beside the Concise Oxford Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus on my bookshelf is a much less-cited tome entitled The Klingon Dictionary. Although it does an admirable job of translating insults … Read more