August 2003 Archives

Mutual Accessibility
Washington Mutual Bank doesn’t quite get the concept of accessibility.
August 31, 2003 - 133 words, 2 comments

Fault Tolerance
How well will your servers stand up to the truly unexpected
August 27, 2003 - 28 words,

ReUSEIT
A contest to redesign Jakob Nielsen’s Web site.
August 15, 2003 - 141 words, 12 comments

Optimizing your RSS feed
How to reduce your bandwidth expenses by optimizing your RSS feed.
August 11, 2003 - 37 words, 3 comments

Poly-fooey
Am I the only one that thinks polyphonic ringtones sound like elevator music played on a $15 Casio keyboard?
August 10, 2003 - 96 words, 19 comments

Business blogs
Anyone know of some good business and marketing blogs?
August 9, 2003 - 120 words, 15 comments

RSS resource
If you want to learn how RSS can help you or keep track of new RSS tools and services head over to Lockergnome’s RSS Resource.
August 9, 2003 - 124 words, 2 comments

Outline numbering
Outline numbering can be accomplished on the Web by using nested ordered lists and a bit of CSS.
August 7, 2003 - 78 words, 6 comments

More standards sites
Zeldman lists some larger commercial sites that were designed with Web standards.
August 6, 2003 - 48 words, 2 comments

Becoming standard
A year ago it was notable when a company redesigned with Web standards. Now it...
August 6, 2003 - 140 words, 6 comments

Remember Me, Movable Type
By making it easier for people to comment on your blog, more people will.
August 5, 2003 - 439 words, 20 comments

Height and Width challenged
Could someone tell me why height and width attributes are needed for images? It’s silly to require people to add metadata to HTML when it’s something easily calculated.
August 5, 2003 - 119 words, 32 comments

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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