FAQs are underrated and usually terrible. How can those two contradictory things both be true? I have thoughts.
This short advice I give anyone writing website content turns out to contain a number of important lessons about how people use websites and how we can serve them best.
Some developers have been sharing a week of their work-related search history to show how often we all have to look things up. (The answer: a lot.) Here’s mine.
A good podcast episode has me thinking about what it says that most privacy policies are complicated and hard to use.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the what helped me learn my craft. This post shares many of the sources that have helped me learn everything I know today and the websites I follow to stay up to date.
A website’s design determines the width of text and, subsequently, how easy it is to read. That limit and the lack of “solutions” means filling a wide browser screen is nearly impossible. But maybe that’s ok.
As a web designer, one of my jobs is to understand people’s design preferences before I put pencil to paper and mouse to screen. Looking at other websites as examples of design is important but provide misleading reactions when it comes to make decisions. Using Example Sites to Guide Design Projects Looking at examples of … Continue reading ““Engaging” “Interactive” Websites & The Pepsi Challenge”
Even when making a change to a website is fast, the startup and wrapup work adds a significant amount of time. Here’s why.
Did you just come from the UserWay blog? Read this. I just discovered that the UserWay blog is linking to this post. This is unfortunate for a few reasons: Their post mis-attributes a quote to me, when instead it is clearly quoted from the article by Mischa Andrews. Reading the entire post makes this very … Continue reading “Conservative Design & Development in “The inaccessible web” [link]”
Websites can be really expensive or really cheap. Do you know what the difference is? It can be hard when you don’t understand the technical requirements to build a feature. Here’s an attempt at summarizing some things to watch out for.
How building a porch is like building a website.
The New York Times published a troubling-but-not-surprising article today on the effect of the “digital divide” on school children in the United States.
Google has guidelines for webmasters about the technical and content requirements sites must follow to stay in their good graces. You’ll probably be surprised how obvious their recommendations are.
It’s hard to get a good cheap website. To understand why, think of website pricing like making a pizza.