Storyboard your DHTML interactions

Bill Scott gave an interesting lecture today at Yahoo! about AJAX design patterns. He explained how good AJAX designs keep the user’s attention on the page, remove roadblocks, and increase stickiness to a site. Patterns of successful AJAX behaviors are beginning to appear (Netflix, 37Signals, Yahoo!). There are subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, changes […]

Take the pain out of CSS-based layouts

I hate dealing with CSS-based layouts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’d rather use tables. It’s just that I don’t relish the idea of fussing with the hacks, negative margins, floats, and more to get the page looking good in all browsers. This problem was solved a few years ago by a series […]

Browser wars get the star geek treatment

The Web Sig in the Silicon Valley is putting together a very impressive meeting at the end of the month. Browser Wars, it’s a spoof of Star Wars and the dreaded browser wars of the 90’s. I’m the first to cringe when someone discusses Star Trek or Star Wars in reverential tones. The theme alone […]