Impressive Links of the Week (Oct. 4/08)

October 4th, 2008

The $1000 Contest

Blogger Arrested Over Chinese Democracy

Internet Founder Suggests Censorship of Online ‘Disinformation’

8 Steps for Making Your Site Mobile Friendly

5 Key Ingredients to Surviving in Online Business

New Features of Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 (CS4 Webcast)

September 24th, 2008

Tuesday morning, Adobe followed through on a webcast that was alerted via email subscribers informing previous Adobe software customers of the newest release of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically CS4. The graphic designers and front end developers at the company I currently work for got together to watch the web cast. Here is my summary:

It was a good hour of information, with probably the most intriguing aspects relating to Dreamweaver and Illustrator. I’m working strictly from memory here, but I’ll try … [ Continue reading this article ]

Why IE6 is the Greatest Browser Ever Made

September 8th, 2008

How would you react if I told you that I had released a piece of software on August 27, 2001 that was deemed (at the time) to be of high standards and quality by its users and reviewers, and that, although it is unstable and buggy by today’s standards, currently holds a 25% market share (2nd only to its successor)*, despite similar competitive releases by other companies?

You would probably immediately conclude that this piece of software was/is a huge success. … [ Continue reading this article ]

Impressive Links of the Week (August 27/08)

August 27th, 2008

Search Engine Optimization Tips For PDFs

Excessive texting ‘damages your health’

Mozilla shows off Aurora browser concept

The Internet As You Know It Is Slated For Death By 2012

7 Principles Of Clean And Optimized CSS Code

5 Ways to Turn Off Website Visitors

August 12th, 2008

After reading 5 Ways To Turn Off Customers (for Brick and Mortars) on, I thought I would write my own version of this article using the same sub-headings applied to websites. The advice given in the original article is solid and can easily be adapted to online businesses.

1. Bad Location
While a “bricks and mortar” outfit will have trouble in certain areas depending on competition and other factors, the same problem can occur if a website is not properly “located” … [ Continue reading this article ]

Impressive Links of the Week (August 11/08)

August 11th, 2008

Free PDF download: Firefox 3 Revealed

Search Engine Optimization Tips For PDFs

10 Tips For Being A Greener Web Designer

Microsoft tries to one-up Google PageRank

Firebug introduces ‘Firebug Lite’

Easy Equal Columns with CSS

August 7th, 2008

In a previous article I described (in principle) a method using JavaScript to get equal columns in a two-column layout. Of course, that’s not always the most elegant solution. Another solution, which is much easier to implement is completely CSS based. I’ll describe briefly how this is done and what possible effects it could have on your site’s layout and code. Here is the demo page, if you want to jump ahead.

The Key … [ Continue reading this article ]

Cleaner HTML by Avoiding Attributitis

July 25th, 2008

Did I just invent that word? Most developers using CSS layouts have likely heard of “divitis” (using far too many DIVs in your markup). But what about “attributitis” (or, Attribute-itis, if you will) — the distant cousin of divitis? I didn’t bother googling that word to see if anyone else has used it; I’m hoping I’ve coined it! I thought of it this morning while helping a coworker debug a CSS problem. It struck me that the class and ID … [ Continue reading this article ]

Impressive Links of the Week (July 24/08)

July 25th, 2008

Homer Simpson’s email address hacked

Hi-tech is turning us all into time-wasters

Evoking Curiosity — a Form of Marketing

What Boston and Nirvana Can Teach You About Finding Your Winning Difference

50 Must Read Resources for Incredible Web Design

SEO Rules vs. SEO Concepts

July 18th, 2008

Often times, web development blog posts recite easy to understand, step-by-step instructions on how to optimize XHTML code for SEO. Generally, I think this is good. The fact is, web users have low attention spans, and usually the best way to get a message across is to state it simply in point form. But in order for developers and internet marketers to enhance their abilities over the long haul, more is necessary, as we’ll discuss. With this article I’ll show … [ Continue reading this article ]