Author: Jon

Bulletproof Ajax Book Review

There’s a lot more to Ajax than the buzzword it has become recently. It has generated some serious usability and accessibility discussion to go along with all of the innovative applications it’s been involved with. Bulletproof Ajax by Jeremy Keith aims to start you off right with best practices surrounding this new technique.

Posted: March 05, 2007

Improving Your Process: CSS Techniques Part 1

This group of tips revolves around some CSS techniques I find myself using constantly. I’m sure you’ve heard of some, if not all, but hopefully something comes across as new and possibly helpful. This list consists of just a few ideas I keep in mind while developing, and there are more to come in future articles.

Posted: February 26, 2007

Suckerfish HoverLightbox Redux

After taking some time to play with the design as well as functionality, a new version of the Suckerfish HoverLightbox is here.

Posted: February 19, 2007

Source Order Can Create Usability Disasters

Source order is often overlooked, but can have disastrous effects on usability.

Posted: February 12, 2007

I Need to Pay More Attention to My Headings

Headings are semantically useful for accessibility, usability, and readability. They’re very important in outlining a document structure and thought should be put into their inclusion and use.

Posted: February 05, 2007

My Development and Design Process

Inspired by a post put together from Jonathan Snook, here’s a look into my development process.

Posted: January 29, 2007

Crop & Resize with JavaScript, PHP, and ImageMagick

This demo was put together in an effort to make very basic image editing easier for less technically inclined users. The main intention is to provided it as a component to include in a variety of applications including custom content management systems or Web applications.

Posted: January 22, 2007

DOM Scripting – Book Review

DOM Scripting by Jeremy Keith is a great resource for any Web designer/developer.

Posted: January 15, 2007

Abbreviation or Acronym? What’s the Difference?

One of my favorite things about Web development is it’s openness. I love it how open the principles, practices, and techniques behind it are continually open for discussion. One of my top priorities when applying markup to a document is keeping semantics in mind. (X)HTML is a semantic markup language by nature, and it should […]

Posted: January 08, 2007

Site Testing with Text Based Browsers

I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep tabs on yourself by properly testing your site in various environments. Cross platform, cross browser, and also just as important: cross technology. Many times, developers feel that if their disable the style of the document and see it naked. Another method I use on any […]

Posted: December 18, 2006