• The Long Proposed Death of IE 6

    The Long Proposed Death of IE 6

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    The proposed demise of IE 6 rings with the shouts of joy from web developers the world over, but is it truly on the horizon? While sites trying to kill IE 6 extoll all the valid reasons web designers and developers have to want the death; clients sit and look at philosophical arguments and compare…

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  • Web Designer Magazine Comment – The Demise of Geocities

    Web Designer Magazine Comment – The Demise of Geocities

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    For a second time I was asked for a comment in Web Designer Magazine. This time dealt with the recent demise of Geocities. For my part it is sad to see Geocities go in one sense. The first sites (if they could be called that) I ever built were built on Geocities. I had a…

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  • Don’t Get Your Design’s Stuck on Language

    Don’t Get Your Design’s Stuck on Language

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    I’ve been designing lots of e-commerce projects lately and a theme I’ve been finding in the designs is the buttons. Specifically the implication of buttons. We’ve all seen buttons on store that say “Add to Cart” or “Purchase” or whatever but does the simple word convey enough meaning? The Thoughts I am more and more…

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  • What Type of Experience Do You Provide

    What Type of Experience Do You Provide

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    The Issue Working in the web industry means there is lots of news to follow. Tons of new developments all over that you are expected to keep track of. If you don’t keep track of the latest developments you can quite quickly find yourself using outdated techniques. I use Google Reader to organize all my…

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  • Comienzo a Free WordPress Development Theme

    Comienzo a Free WordPress Development Theme

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    If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed me tweet about adding features to my WordPress development theme. Well today it’s ready for release. Comienzo (thanks @iKitty for the Spanish help) is a starting theme built for developers or designers. This really isn’t built for non-coding users since it contains almost no styles…

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  • Cars with no Tires Eh?

    Cars with no Tires Eh?

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    The Setup You don’t make sure you new car comes with the tires because it would be absurd to sign the paperwork and come outside to your new car up on blocks. It’s a general expectation that cars come with tires. Why then do we put clients in that situation with websites? Take a new…

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  • Designing for Small Screens

    Designing for Small Screens

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    Netbooks are becoming very popular today because of the price and the true needs of 90% of the computing population. Most people are just checking their email, getting on Facebook, tweeting a bit and maybe wordprocessing. Most people don’t need anywhere near the horse power provided by fullsize laptops and desktops. Even for myself the…

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  • The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 2

    The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 2

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    This is the second part to getting a Windows machine set up for Ruby on Rails Development by having Ubuntu running inside Virtualbox. View Part 1 here. Today’s screencast will walk through installing Ruby, rubygems 1.3.5 and Rails with rubygems, and SqLite3 as well as installing my preferred code editor Komodo Edit. Watch the screencast…

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  • The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 1

    The Best Windows Ruby on Rails Setup Part 1

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    I recently purchased a new computer and had to get Ruby on Rails installed on it. Up to this point I’ve been using my wife’s Macbook for ROR development on weekends. It was time to make the jump to a dedicated environment that didn’t interfere with the Facebook cravings of the wife. Instead of just…

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  • Web Designer Magazine Article

    Web Designer Magazine Article

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    I recently had the opportunity to contribute my thoughts to Web Designer Magazine out of the UK. The question I, along with others, was asked is “Is Web Design a Dying Art?” The premise of this is based on the strong tools that are coming out for people to build their own websites and blogs…

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