Tag: Web

A Couple of Quick Tips for JavaScript Optimization

A couple of tips to optimize the speed of your slow JavaScript. Code examples using jQuery.

Posted: April 27, 2009

Sexy Web Design Book Review and Giveaway

Sexy Web Design by Elliot Jay Stocks is definitely a recommended read for anyone interested in Web Design

Posted: March 30, 2009

Respecting Color Contrast in Web Design

Color contrast is a very important aspect of Web design. Be sure to test your color contrast.

Posted: October 20, 2008

Current Events: Twenty Twenty Two and You

HTML5 is slated to reach Proposed Recommendation by 2022. Many designers and developers are frustrated the slow progress, and this timeline doesn’t help.

Posted: September 15, 2008

Does Higher Education Produce Web Professionalism?

Does a desire to become a professional leave you with the requirement of obtaining a college degree?

Posted: August 04, 2008

Comparing Safari 3.1 and Firefox 3 Beta 4

I took a week to give Safari 3.1 a fair shot for Web development, here are my results.

Posted: March 24, 2008

IE8, Version Targeting, and the Ruckus it’s Causing

Last week was quite enlightening for Web developers the world over. With the release of A List Apart No. 251, including Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8 by Aaron Gustafson and From Switches to Targets: A Standardista’s Journey by Eric Meyer, the biggest debate of the year was sparked. If you haven’t read […]

Posted: January 28, 2008

Designing Web Navigation Book Review

The navigation design for a website is a big deal. I surf the Internet, and it seems to me that everyone would be quite a bit better off had more Web designers taken the time to read a book like this. Site navigation is the primary way readers are able to interact with information presented in a website. Therefore, a site navigation deserves to have some serious thought behind it. Designing Web Navigation by James Kalbach is an extensive resource on this very subject.

Posted: January 21, 2008

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

Improving Your Process: How Wireframes Can Help

Using wireframes in Web design can really help to increase the quality of your work. They’ll also help quite a bit with client work as well.

Posted: December 03, 2007