Web Design Survey 2007

In April 2007, A List Apart and An Event Apart conducted a survey of people who make websites. Close to 33,000 web professionals answered the survey’s 37 questions, providing the first data ever coll...

Never use Word as your Web editor

I’ve written a few news stories about Roger Marris, an Englishman diagnosed with an aggressive form of incurable NHL that has no known cause – Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (one of many illnesses...

Multiple versions of IE on 1 PC

Ever wanted to test your website in various versions of Internet Explorer?It is possible to run Internet Explorer in standalone mode without having to over-write previous versions thanks to Joe Madda...

Lightbox Media Update

This post is just to announce the immediate availability of an updated version of my Lightbox Media add-on. The latest version fixes problems related to upper-case file names and also lets you specif...

Introducing SWFObject

Formerly known as FlashObject, SWFObject is a small JavaScript file used for embedding Adobe Flash content. The script can detect the Flash plug-in in all major web browsers (on Mac and PC) and is de...

Human-to-Human Design

Came across a great post from “A List Apart” written by Sharon Lee three days ago. A good website is built on two basic truths — that the internet is an interactive medium and that the en...

Ten CSS tricks you may not know

Cascading Style Sheets are the foundation on which many of the best websites are built. Using CSS allows developers to describe the common style for the website, in terms of colours, fonts and layout...

Programming essentials

There are a ton of free cheat sheets, quick references, and downloadable resources for programming languages and related technologies on-line. The following post about Essential HTML, CSS, Javascript...

Test your web design online

Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers so you can easily verify that your pages/(re)design looks as intended for all your visitors. It is a free open-source online se...

Web 2.0 ‘neglecting good design’

Hype about Web 2.0 is making web firms neglect the basics of good design, web usability guru Jakob Nielsen has said. He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly...