Pattern libraries are rapidly becoming an essential tool for larger websites. But creating a good one is harder than you think.
Saying it cannot be done is rarely true and causes conflict. Jettison your preconceptions and be open to any idea.
Life isn’t always fair. Business certainly isn’t. How we adapt to less than perfect circumstances is a key factor in our success.
One of the best ways to improve your site is to improve the content editor in your content management system.
Microsites are sometimes a necessary evil, but they are often poorly implemented. Perhaps Squarespace is the answer.
The next generation of web tools aren’t just aspiring to replace Photoshop and Fireworks. They appear to be keen to replace the need for hand coding HTML and CSS too.
Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again.
When trying to decide which content management system is best, developers often think about how easy the content management system is to integrate before ever considering how easy it is to use. This needs to change.
It’s well known that good URL structures can help SEO, but how often do we think about the impact of URL structures on analytics? We should.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years as both a user and creator of websites, it’s that performance matters.
Most of the time when a web designer talks to a client about code, the clients eyes glaze over. This is understandable. Code can be pretty intimidating. In fact many web designers legitimately argue that clients don’t need to understand the code on their site. Many clients simply don’t care about code. However, that doesn’t […]
Smashing magazine has kicked off an interesting discussion about semantics in HTML. It started with a post entitled ‘Our Pointless Pursuit of Semantic Value’. In a rather confrontation tone this post ripped apart many of the commonly held ‘arguments’ for creating semantic code. Despite the tone it made some good points. On occasion I have […]
So I came across an interesting tutorial today that allows you to sync web page elements with video. Basically it triggers certain actions (like load content into the page) when certain points in the video are reached. Its hard to explain so check out the demo. This is all possible using a JS include produced […]
Making a simple site like a blog responsive is relatively straightforward. But, how easy is it on a more complex site?
The fold is still one of the hottest topics on the web. Clients are concerned users will miss key content and web designers denying the fold exists. Could responsive design hold the answer to this debate?
Its easy, its cheap and it could increase the conversion rate on your website significantly. Why then are we not all doing A/B testing?
Chris Lea works for Media Temple probably the best known hosting company within the web design world. He shares his advice on hosting and their experience of dealing with customer support.