I would absolutely recommend this book to any Web developer who is currently building websites. The mobile Web will continue to grow and it is important that professionals have a grasp on the pros and cons of the environment. This book is one of the few which focuses specifically on this subject, and in my opinion will become a staple read.
Posted: September 10, 2007
I don’t claim to be the Web’s gift to design, but I went ahead and pushed the latest version of the Monday By Noon site design; version 3. Personally, I think this new version is a step up from version 2, and a giant leap ahead from the launch version. You may think it’s a bit better, you might hate it. If you’d like to leave your opinion please feel free, I’ve always got an open ear.
Posted: September 03, 2007
Designing the Obvious can be put in same ring as the excellent resource Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug, Defensive Design for the Web by Matthew Linderman with Jason Fried, as well as Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger.
Posted: August 06, 2007
Offering a short list of ways I feel can help you become a better designer/developer. In the spirit of the Improving Your Process theme as well as 9rules, I present: 9 Ways to Improve Yourself as a Web Designer/Developer. This list strays from the technical side of things and sticks to a more generalized overview of your process as a whole.
Posted: July 30, 2007
As an introduction to Textpattern, Textpattern Solutions by Kevin Potts, Robert Sable, and Nathan Smith with Mary Fredborg & Cody Lindley is a fantastic way to learn how to use Textpattern. I’m very glad I was able to use this book as a guide. The language used is very easy to read, and the book was well thought out and detailed.
Posted: July 16, 2007
Branding is a very involved process that can really make or break a company image. A strong brand can help propel a client to the next level, while a brand that is lacking will hold it back from reaching full potential. A brand guide for the Web can be very helpful with the continuity of your design.
Posted: May 07, 2007
I think The Principles of Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird is a great book to read for those who wish to start off on the right foot when it comes to Web design. It’s also a good read for designers who would like to research improving their current methods by reading a book written by someone who has excelled in the medium.
Posted: April 30, 2007
Sometimes improving your process not only helps yourself, it can benefit your clients as well. Using your time more effectively allows a client to receive more time and effort from you focused on enhancing the project as opposed to spending time resolving miscommunication. Site planning guides are a good way to use direct client input to help steer your project.
Posted: April 09, 2007
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
Inspired by a post put together from Jonathan Snook, here’s a look into my development process.
Posted: January 29, 2007