I prefer Safari for my casual web browsing on the Mac, but for web development, nothing beats Firefox. (Firefox beats IE hands down on Windows.) Firefox’s openness and the Firefox plugin architecture means that there is little that you cannot find out about a web page with a Firefox add-on. I’ve tried [...]
Well, I’m finally back in town after the holidays. Let me tell you, I’m glad to be home. Between multiple holidays and taking my grandma to her cancer treatments in Ann Arbor, I was gone far too much of last month.
My Grandma is doing well. They used an experimental new procedure called [...]
Google engineer Aaron Hopkins wrote a good article on page loading times (via Harry). He talks about the impact of AJAX on page load times, focusing on connection limits, latency and the large number of external objects on your typical AJAX page. He offers a variety of tips on improving page [...]
Could this be the manifesto of “Extreme Simplicity?”
10 fundamental rules for the age of user experience technology:
More features isn’t better, it’s worse.
You can’t make things easier by adding to them.
Confusion is the ultimate deal-breaker.
Only features that provide a good user experience will be used.
Any feature that requires learning will only be adopted by a [...]
Del.icio.us has been down for a while. I use it for my public bookmarks, which are listed on the side of this blog. Here is a post with some recent random things that I would bookmark if I could.
The departure of the hyper-enthusiasts – “The Java hyper-enthusiasts have left the building” (along [...]
I was reading this post over at Dynamically Typed and I was thinking to myself, this looks like something that Harry Fuecks would write. A glance at the top of the page confirmed my suspicions. Harry has been writing a few new blog posts over there. That and the resurrection of the [...]
The cursor does not change to a hand when moving the mouse over [...]
There seems to be much interest lately in input filtering in PHP, especially in cross site scripting prevention. I’ve always preferred input validation to input filtering, but I am giving filtering a new examination. My problem with filtering is with usability. The comments to this post are a good example. There [...]