Tag: Development

An Interview with Jonathan Snook

Recently, I was able to pull Jonathan Snook away from his many projects for a few minutes to have a quick chat.

Posted: December 31, 2007

Improving Your Process: Sitemaps and Design Preparation

I’ve found a new use for sitemaps. Even though they’re not sitemaps which are classic in the sense of the word, they have really helped our process on a number of projects, and the end product is better because of incorporation in the design phase.

Posted: December 10, 2007

Future of Web Design NYC 2007 Recap

A couple co-workers and I were able to attend the Future of Web Design 2007 in New York City. Here’s a bit of a recap of the day as a whole.

Posted: November 12, 2007

Mobile Web Design Book Review

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

Please do not Use CSS Frameworks

I give the authors of CSS frameworks credit for making an idea a reality, but I hope the use of CSS frameworks is limited to testing environments and the like, as I can’t see their value in the overall Web Standards movement. I don’t mean to step on any toes or anything, it is just my personal opinion.

Posted: August 27, 2007

Designing the Obvious – Book Review

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

Improving Your Process: 9 Ways to Improve Yourself

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

Textpattern Solutions Book Review

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

Will the iPhone Affect the Mobile Web? How?

What affect (if any) will the iPhone have on the Mobile Web?

Posted: July 02, 2007

Are Sitemaps a Thing of the Past?

The goal of many Web professionals is to produce high quality work that makes the most of their medium. Products are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing as well as elegantly useful. There are many tools and techniques that can be used to make using any website that much easier to use. One thing I don’t find myself running across very often any more are sitemaps. Have sitemaps become a thing of the past?

Posted: May 21, 2007