webdesign

MIT Libraries Beta Graveyard

Interesting idea… “University libraries nationwide are attempting to make scholarly research easier, whether with browser extensions or iPad applications. For technologies in the testing stages, though, low usage or lack of support can lead to an early demise. MIT Libraries has created a place to for these tools after they’ve come face to face with the grim reaper—its Beta Graveyard.” more here:http://is.gd/ePwuh link directly to ...

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Google datasharing and what do about it

Institute of Disruptive Studies… love it… (sorry, I was having a monty python moment…) —– The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don’t require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of ...

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Developing mobile, scrolling horizontally, undergrads usage of wikipedia (links, links)

Just a couple of various links from various places: how to build mobile versions of existing sites, including links to some mobile site building tools: http://designshack.co.uk/articles/css/quick-tips-for-creating-a-mobile-optimized-site How undergraduates use wikipedia:http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2830/2476 scrolling horizontally!https://xd.adobe.com/#/articles/article/530direct link to the horizontally scrolled page:http://www.thinkingforaliving.org/

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Illusion: Insight into visual design elements

Covers the most basic elements of webdesign: layout, fonts, whitespace, color theory; additionally encompasses fundamental guidelines and findings regarding how users use the web.Btw, my portion is more of the design stuff. Oh, and this is a google presentation so the design of the presentation itself is a little fugly. 😉 Illusion Insights Into Visual Design Elements View more presentations from robinfay.

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w3c cheat sheet

http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/11/w3c_cheatsheet_for_developers.html “This cheatsheet aims at providing in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications — at this time, CSS, HTML, SVG and XPath —, completed by summaries of guidelines developed at W3C, in particular the WCAG2 accessibility guidelines, the Mobile Web Best Practices, and a number of internationalization tips. Its main feature is a lookup search box, ...

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Semantic web, social web, and the progression of the web (presentation)

Well, this is a pretty unwieldly subject to pack into a 1 hour presentation (and I didn’t go very far into the details of the mechanics of the semantic web, at all)….

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If architects had to work like web designers

A painful truth: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will make the final decision of ...

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