Archive for July, 2011

You Can’t Just “Redesign” Digital News

You Can’t Just “Redesign” Digital News

| July 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

I admire Andy Rutledge for saying what he thinks, even though I don’t always agree with what he says or how he says it. Earlier this week, his article on how the news is broken ignited a series of posts and heated discussions on the topic. Many of them disagreed with him, citing that his […]

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A Humbling Observation on the State of Web Designers

A Humbling Observation on the State of Web Designers

| July 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Today, the vast majority of websites are still designed and built by talented generalists, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s just that some of the larger and more complex sites do require composite teams of specialists with a singular focus. Experts in information categorisation, human computer interaction or interface design. They also need […]

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My Beef With “Universal Design”

My Beef With “Universal Design”

| July 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

I have been a web accessibility advocate since as early as 2005. Since then I have done presentations on its importance, written articles about it, co-hosted a podcast on the subject and even included it in my upcoming book. Recently discussion has arisen around how the practice of accessibility should be better encouraged. One of the concerns, is […]

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How to Make a Floating Share Box

How to Make a Floating Share Box

| July 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

This is one of the most common questions I get asked; how do you make a floating box with share links? Today, we’re going to see just how simple it can be. We will: Set up the current trinity of search (Facebook, Twitter, +1). See how to make sure they share the right URL. Align […]

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The power of intent tag discussed

The power of intent tag discussed

| July 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan has detailed his recent work on a lightweight sharing facility using a very simple intent share protocol. Web Intents began life in 2010. Now, Kinlan and company are looking for feedback. Basically, his intent tag is intended to allow users to more easily mix and match favorite plug-in capabilities, freeing […]

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