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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

Admiration for Typography on the Web

It’s been said that Web design is 95% typography, and I can definitely agree with that. Many times a site design could be improved extensively with a quick change of a font-family. Keeping that in mind, how does one decide on a good looking font-family for their design? First and foremost, if you’re primarily a […]

Posted: January 01, 2007

Year in Review: The First Year

A catch-up of the past year.

Posted: December 25, 2006

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

The Best Browser Extensions for Web Development

The Web Developer Extension and Firebug extension have proved to be most valuable to me when developing for the Web. Here’s an account of the features I find myself using every day in hopes that I can pass some information along to those who may not make use of these features.

Posted: December 11, 2006

Standards, Semantics, Accessibility, and HTML Email

You can love email, you can hate email. An opinion can vary from one extreme to the other when asking any group of people, but almost everyone using the Internet spends part of their day sending, receiving, and reading email. One thing that the majority can agree on is having a dislike for HTML emails. […]

Posted: December 04, 2006

Making the Best of Video Using Flash

Including any form of multimedia within a website has an ugly history behind it. Browser inconsistencies, required third party plugins, and the need for a proper codec made including multimedia a true problem. Even worse, it made it very difficult for any potential readers to successfully view your media. By far the most difficult piece […]

Posted: November 27, 2006

Prioritizing Web Usability: Book Review

Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger is a really valuable resource for anyone in the business of Web. The statistical data backing up the entire book really gets their message across and I definitely recommend this book.

Posted: November 20, 2006