Design


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

ShadedBorder Updated

Category: CSS, Design, JavaScript

Steffen Rusitschka has released an update to ShadedBorder. You can now use gradients and the library degrades gracefully. You can see this all at work: < View plain text > javascript var linksBorder = RUZEE.ShadedBorder.create({ corner:10, border:2 }); var linkBorder = RUZEE.ShadedBorder.create({ shadow:4 });   linksBorder.render(‘links’); linkBorder.render($(‘links’).getElementsByTagName(‘a’));

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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3.4 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Adobe Thermo: “Convert artwork to …”

Category: Adobe, Design

I remember sitting in a Microsoft presentation that first showed off Expression Web, and the promise of finally moving past the current way of working with designers: Designer: “Here mate, enjoy this jpg” Developer: “Ok, I cut it up and made it into a web page, but now I need to tweak this area, can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:43 am
20 Comments

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3.8 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Aza Raskin’s Case for Undo

Category: Design, UI

Aza Raskin, whose company created the Enso “Quicksilver-ish” PC launcher and the perpetual scrolling blog, wrote “Never Use a Warning When You Mean Undo” for A List Apart a few months ago, echoing the advice given by his father Jef Raskin in The Human Interface. I don’t think anyone refutes the wisdom of this suggestion, Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am
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3.4 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

XRAY: Peer into your web pages

Category: Design, Utility

John Allsopp has developed XRAY, a bookmarklet that launches a tool to visualize the web page that you are on (a little like features in Firebug and Firefox). The look and feel is great, and the margin popups look like the new Safari/Webkit search functionality (mmm orange). What is XRAY XRAY is the first in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am
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1.6 rating from 182 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Practical Design in Ajax by Sarah Nelson and David Verba

Category: Books, CSS, Design, The Ajax Experience, UI, Usability

Sarah Nelson and David Verba of Adaptive Path presented Practical Design for Ajax, a very good overview of many of the design and user experience issues in web development. They covered a lot of ground in 90 minutes and still had some good concrete examples. There were also several book recommendations to explore issues more Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:32 pm
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3.7 rating from 26 votes

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Architecting CSS

Category: CSS, Design

CSS is pretty central to Ajax, and large Ajax projects often have a lot of CSS to deal with, so it’s worthwhile asking how to maintain all of it. Garrett Dimon’s Architecting CSS is a good set of advice for structuring your CSS files (from July, 2005; unearthed on Digg). The article identifies three ways Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:42 pm
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3.6 rating from 38 votes

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Book Review – Ajax Patterns and Best Practices

Category: Book Reviews, Books, Design

Digg this review! Christian Gross’ Ajax Patterns and Best Practices is a quality book for the intermediate to advanced ajax programmer who is looking to expand their skills. This is definitely not a beginner’s introduction to ajax, as once you get past the first three chapters or so Gross dives into some heavy duty patterns Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 41 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Ajax Design Methodology: A Guide

Category: Design, Prototype

Adam Howitt has put together an 8-page PDF on Ajax design. In the guide which you can download from the link below I’ll cover the process I have developed in the course of implementing two AJAX applications as a developer for Duo Consulting in Chicago. This approach has made it easier for me to work Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:51 am
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3.6 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

A Designer’s Guide to Prototyping Ajax

Category: Ajax, Design

Particletree has posted two parts in a series for designers trying to develop site structures that will use Ajax for some of their functionality – “A Designer’s Guide to Prototyping Ajax”. In part one, they look at how: A combination of CSS, XHTML and JavaScript, prototypes help interface designers convey effectively how an Ajax page Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:51 am
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

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