Web designers are the da Vinci of web development. They offer the skill set that almost all businesses clamor for – the ability to provide a user-friendly and fast-loading website that focuses on increasing visitors, leads, and – ultimately – sales.
Umbrella Today, which is a beautifully crafted site (CSS parallax effect!) that tells you whether or not you should bring an umbrella outside, does not work for me. See, it asks for a zip code—presumably limited to the United States only. But I don’t live there. Now, I know, there are countless websites that exclude […]
Amidst all the exciting and controversial new directions Twitter is taking since they’ve been announced at the Chirp conference, one stands out: Ev Williams admitting that “Twitter is too hard too use”, even mentioning that the phrase “I don’t get Twitter” is the second suggested search in Google. After all these years of the pundits […]
Or as a like to call it: podcasts that have caught my eye in the past week or so. And they differ in several ways, so there’s sure to be something for everybody. Take your pick: The Wayward Irregular Confession: It took me a while to realize that this podcast is actually the previously-named You […]
All the hoopla over Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong!, a book by Rachel Andrew and Kevin Yank (see also the Digital Web article) is making me feel uneasy. We’re not wrong; the title is wrong I detest the title of the book. No, I don’t think “everything” I know about CSS is wrong. […]
Today, August 27th, marks the day Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) first came out. It’s a seven year-old browser. This little factoid is part of a battle cry by M. David Auayan to stop developing websites for IE6 by March 2009. Enter the IE Death March. Internet Explorer 6 will be SEVEN years old on August […]
A few weeks ago Google announced that it can now extract and index textual content from Adobe Flash files. We all know that creating websites in pure Flash is a big no-no if you care about being found through search engines. So is there nothing left that’s stopping web designers from switching from plain old […]
According to the latest episode from the Boagworld podcast, “you might be wasting your time designing with CSS” because now that Flash is open source, it’s “going to be everywhere and is the platform we should now be developing on”. Flash versus CSS? What? Let’s backtrack a bit. Adobe recently announced the Open Screen Project, […]