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The New Shop Window / Home Page’s That Sell

By Matt Davies on April 1st, 2008.

Is your website working for you? Is it driving your sales, is it driving your brand image - or is it simply an after thought? The ugly duckling of the family trudging along your other marketing efforts? With the web becoming so important in business these days, one of the …

25 Ways To Improve Your Site In 5 Minutes

By Andrew Faulkner on February 12th, 2008.

A while back I wrote 25 Ways To Improve Your Site Today. Many people thought it was useful. I’m trying again now with a twist. I’m offering you, dear reader, tips to improve your site in various ways - each one only taking approximately 5 minutes.

This is starting to …

Accessible can be Beautiful

By Andrew Faulkner on January 15th, 2008.

I may be preaching to the choir in this post, but one can always use it as a reference to clients or colleagues.

Accessibility is one of my favourite aspects of web design. It’s also got a lot of hangups and myths associated with it. For …

Will Software Ever Make Us Redundant?

By Matt Davies on August 24th, 2007.

We are normally so positive about stuff here at Fadtastic. I thought I’d be different and see what we all thought about something negative for once! We are people who face problems on a day to day basis so this shouldn’t be a problem. I just wanted to put something …

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25 Ways To Improve Your Site Today

By Andrew Faulkner on June 10th, 2007.

Yes, the title may look like this post should be on an amateur blog and that it will be full of references to clip art and animated gifs, but this is serious. I’ve compiled a list of what I think are 25 ways to improve your website in as little …

Interview: Jon Christopher of Monday By Noon

By Andrew Faulkner on April 23rd, 2007.

Jon, of Monday By Noon chats about standards and accessibility:
Welcome, Jon.
I’d like to take a second to thank you Andrew, for giving me the opportunity to interview at fadtastic. The site is great and I’ve been a long time reader.
Thanks. Jon, for the few that haven’t heard of you, can …

Proper Use of ALT and TITLE Attributes

By Ted Goas on April 19th, 2007.

Different Practices Exist on The Web, Which Is The Right Way?
The World Wide Web Consortium requires all images and links in a webpage to have an ALT attribute and TITLE attribute respectively. Making web pages …

Accessibility matters to…

By Andrew Faulkner on March 8th, 2007.

Accessibility, in many people’s eyes, only matters to pernickety web designers/developers. I thought it would be interesting to give some reasons why it matters to many (if not all) people. The list isn’t exhaustive, but a good taster.

So, in no particular order, accessibility matters to…
The Client
Two sides to this story. …

Interviewing 9rules ~ A Group Interview

By Andrew Faulkner on January 31st, 2007.

It’s always a pleasure to interview a 9rules member and get their views on current web design issues. It’s even better to interview six at once. So without further ado, I present the 9rulers in question (in alphabetical order.)

Marco Jardim |
Tammie Lister |
James Mathias | …

Interview with founder of Fadtastic - Andrew Faulkner

By Matt Davies on January 8th, 2007.

I have known Andy Faulkner for a few years now. He is always a pleasure to be with. His eyes glint with excitement whenever we discuss his favourite subject - web design trends. He is a man of enthusiasm, a man obsessed by functionality, usability and aesthetically pleasing websites. A …

The Demise of Flash: 8 Main Reasons

By Tadeusz Szewczyk on December 11th, 2006.

As a former Flash developer turned CSS zealot in the last 3 years I want to present the 8 main reasons for the demise of flash.

Now don’t get me wrong I still love Flash sites, at least to watch them and I acknowledge that there are certain cases where Flash …

Anti-Flash Standardistas - You’re Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face

By PJOnori on December 3rd, 2006.

The more I read attacks on Flash, the more I end up shaking my head in confusion. Honestly, I am a little surprised this is still being debated. People, we need to get over this. Before I elaborate further, I want to make clear my support for web standards, usability …

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