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Inconsistent Interpretation with Web Development Best Practices

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Over the years, I’ve come across many web developers that have inconsistent interpretation of what best practices are. In most cases it’s a lack of knowledge at no fault on the individual. I don’t want to risk sounding elitist, but I’m generally current on new methods, formats, tools, and “standards“. I’m one of those guys [...]

User Experience Design

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

How do you know you have the ‘knack’? How can you measure it? How can you prove it? While at Web Directions North I was fortunate enough to take in a presentation by Jared Spool from User Interface Engineering. When he said something to the effect: successful experience design is invisible Which coincided with: successful [...]

Web Directions North, Day 1. I’m impressed.

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Here’s my summary of day 1. In a nutshell, I’m impressed. Molly, Jeremy, Derek, Andy, Aaron and Joe did an amazing job. I wish I could have attended the other sessions as well. Crimes against Web Standards It started off with Crimes against Web Standards brought to us by Molly. Taking us back in time [...]

Web Directions North

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Among many others, I too will be attending Web Directions North starting tomorrow. It’s turned out to have quite the lineup; the organizers have put together what looks to be a great collection of talks. From Accessibility to Ajax, Design to Development, Microformats to Progressive Enhancement… it will be an interesting and educational experience I’m [...]