In the age of broadband it is to think download speed does not matter. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I share 5 ways to add some zip to your site.
A couple of weeks ago I was tasked with building a drag-and-drop sortable sitemap for our in-house content management system. After a number of failed attempts, here’s how we ended up solving the problem.
Choosing a content management system can be tricky. Without a clearly deﬁned set of requirements you will be seduced by fancy functionality that you will never use. What then should you look for in a CMS?
Browser support should focus on usability and accessibility rather than pixel perfect design. Sites should render in all browsers, but provide advanced features and aesthetics to those which can support it.
My name is Paul and I am an addict. I lust after anything new and shiny. But is that really wrong?
Hosting companies are a dime a dozen. They all offer very similar packages and all seem competitive on price. How then do you choose between them.
Version control can seem like a very daunting thing to incorporate into your work flow, but once it’s there you can be left wondering how you ever lived without it. Paul Stanton gives his thoughts and experiences on the subject.
Video is becoming an intrinsic part of the web and not just dumb ass videos on YouTube. Video can be used to show off products and provide online presentations. But how do you create a high quality screencast on a budget?
When redesigning boagworld considerable time was spent formatting the sites’ web addresses. In this post I explain why so much time was taken and introduce you to the tools I used.
Web designers like to throw around a lot of jargon. With that in mind, I want to focus on the more popular techno babble and try to dispel some of the mystery. First up: semantic code.
Are you excited by terms like web 2.0, AJAX or RSS? Do you drool over a nice piece of semantic markup? Or are you a web site owner who faces developers baffling you with techno babble? Should you care about technology? Hell no, your users certainly don’t.
Web standards, CSS, XHTML, Microformats, WAI, semantic code, code validation, XML, eGIF, DOM, AJAX… is it just me or is web design getting a lot more complicated these days? Admittedly all of the above are very exciting developments and crucial for the future evolution of the web but I have to ask myself, are we in danger of over engineering things?
Build a site that is accessible to all, look better than ever, is cheaper to build and is compatible with both future & legacy technologies.