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Where Our Standards Went Wrong

To validate or not to validate; that is the question. A List Apart's own Ethan Marcotte helps us to re-examine our approach to standards advocacy and how we can better educate our clients on the benefits of web standards.  Hide Your Shame: The A List Apart Store and T-Shirt …


Semantic Flash: Slippery When Wet

Love it or hate it, Flash has become a fixture of modern web design. Author Dan Mall cuts through the misconceptions to show us how Flash can be used to enhance our standards-based web designs. ("Shiny floor" standards-friendly Flash project included.)  Hide Your Shame: The …


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SxSW Special Edition - Standardzilla Business Card

When you rock up to SxSW Interactive, you need a business card. Standardzilla acts all professional-like with this addition to the other business cards that compete for space in your wallet.


Designing for Content: Garrettdimon.com

For the past few weeks I've been enamored with Garrett Dimon's recent redesign. I'm a sucker for clean sites that focus on great typography and really step back to let it shine, but that's not what's got me so interested in his site. It's been the philosophy behind why he …


Diversity - The real issues and what we’re doing about it

(This is a response to the following posts: Jason Kottke, Anil Dash, Eric Meyer, Tantek Celik, Dori Smith, Shelley Powers, Kimberly Blessing and Virginia DeBolt) FOWA was a huge success, based on the following things: I had a large numbers of attendees shake my hand and …


Browser testing CSS and JavaScript

After reading Andy Clarke's article CSS: Browser testing order I've been thinking a bit about my own approach to testing CSS and JavaScript during development. My testing order, why I test in the browsers I do, and why I do it in that particular order. I've never taken the …


Two New Sites for Startups

If you’re on the lookout for startup news, resources, and communities, then there are two recently launched sites that are worth taking a look at. Startupping – Startupping, created by Mark Fletcher, is focused on taking “the mystery out of starting and running an Internet …


Diverse Links

mezzoblue: Homogeneity? There’s really nothing in the post I don’t want to quote, but this bit in particular jumped out at me: …as a conference organizer, you tend to be conservative. You need to ensure a speaker list that will fill seats. This isn’t “we want to maximize …


Life-Long Computer Skills (February 26, 2007)

Schools should teach deep, strategic computer insights that can't be learned from reading a manual.


Transitioning from User Experience to Product Management: Part 2

What will you need to leave behind to enter the wine-and-roses world of Product Management? In Part 2 of this series, Jeff Lash and Chris Baum give us a preview of what's in store for your new role and give us tips on how to prepare.


Doing Today's Job with Yesterday's Tools

Where is the software that can help us cope with the massive amounts of information that we deal with on a daily basis? Patrick Dubroy points out the usability problems with current personal information management techniques, and makes some suggestions about how to improve …


Inside view

A little over a month ago, just before Web Directions North, John Allsopp asked me a few questions over email about what I've been thinking and doing lately. Digital Web Magazine was kind enough to publish the exchange between us. A few friends have emailed me, having …


Links for 2007-02-25 [del.icio.us]

Adactio: Journal - The diversity division A good, fairly even-handed view of diversity as it relates to Web professionals. I all for diveristy in any form, not just gender and ethnic. I'd like to read, see, and hear from more different people in general and I support any …


Synchronized Fangs

The result of browsing a search for "dog" on Flickr to amuse the Little One while checking email. #


Homogeneity?

Every 6 months or so the perceived lack of diversity in the world of web design comes up as an important discussion point. The most recent provocateur was Jason Kottke, who sat down and worked out the percentages of women speaking at recent and upcoming web conferences. And …


Comments Evolved

Figure 1 In order to draw more attention to the chats, I’ve dedicated a little more real estate to the link. There’s always room for improvement, and my experiments with Campfire as a replacement for comments was no exception. I’ve already addressed the advantages and …


Monster Munch

I joined Amazon's DVD Rental service recently, which so far has turned out to be (not unexpectedly) brilliant. I've been filling up my rental list with half-forgotten classics as well as the occassional bustblocker and along the way have developed a penchant for paranoid …


Diverse Reactions

I had most of a followup to yesterday’s post written, all reasonable and spiked with some humor and maybe a little dry, which I suppose is what most people have come to expect from me in general, and then it fell apart in concert with my inner stability. I’ve definitely …