Category: User experience, web, technology

  • Great Google, Batman!

    Fast Company magazine has a nice article on Google and the people and innovation behind it. One of the things that struck me about it was the recurring reference to Google’s respect for the user. Google understands that its two most important assets are the attention and trust of its users. If it takes too […]

  • Kudos to Johnson Consulting Network

    So as part of a competitive analysis for my company, I searched Google for “web consulting in lansing michigan”. And, the first response is to (Envision Internet Consulting made the 4th site slot) I searched for “internet consulting in lansing michigan”, and shows up as the second response. The first is taken by […]

  • The web ain’t cheap!

    You know, it seems like every time I submit a proposal for web development to a prospect, I feel like I have to apologize for the estimate. I know it is higher than they expect. I have been told that, repeatedly. Part of it is because I generally work with smaller companies and non-profit organizations, […]

  • A tech company in Okemos? Who’d a thought…

    So a few weekends ago I was in the East Lansing Barnes & Noble children’s section with Lila and Chey; we, I mean, Lila was playing with the wooden train set they have. Another couple with a two-year-old train set afficianado came over, and Chey and I started chatting with the couple. It turns out […]

  • Ditched the frames.

    Yeah, I just couldn’t take the hypocrisy anymore. Frames are gone.

  • Zeldman is doing a redesign,

    Zeldman is doing a redesign, usually interesting to look at. Check it out.

  • In the ongoing search for masterpieces on the web…

    The Peabody Essex Museum has an online exhibit of a traditional Chinese home. The exhibit is really very well designed and well styled. When looking at design, I sometimes think about it from an organic design perspective. The web is at the core a place of data, rectangles, and symmetry…not so organic. This site does […]

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  • Here’s some web history…this write

    Here’s some web history…this write up by Nielsen may have been one of the major aggressors that got frame-bashing really rolling. Also talks about the basic ideas of the web ala Tim Berners-Lee, nodes and what not. Interesting in retrospect. I wonder how the new web community would respond to this column if it was […]

  • Okay, so this site uses

    Okay, so this site uses frames. Why do I bring this up? Because frames have taken a beating in the web development community for the last few years. Here are a few reasons why: They mess with our ability to bookmark pages. If you try to bookmark a page that is inside of a website […]