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Customer reference questions.

June 10, 2004 - 633 words , 12 comments
Sample questions to ask customer references when choosing a software vendor.
Also tagged as: customerreferences software

Comment Spam Manifesto

November 8, 2003 - 480 words , 214 comments
Spammers are hereby put on notice. Your comments are not welcome. If the purpose behind your comment is to advertise yourself, your Web site, or a product that you are affiliated with, that comment is spam and will not be tolerated. We will hit you where it hurts by attacking your source of income.
Also tagged as: comments manifesto spam

California State Fair

July 28, 2003 - 896 words , 14 comments
The California State Fair lets you buy tickets in advance from their Web site. That’s good. But the site is a horror house of usability problems.
Also tagged as: california ecommerce forms statefair usability

Rounded corners in CSS

July 23, 2003 - 682 words , 365 comments
There lots of ways to create rounded corners with CSS, but they always require lots of complex HTML and CSS. This is simpler.
Also tagged as: css csscorners design rounded

Simplified Form Errors

July 17, 2003 - 1036 words , 25 comments
One of the most frustrating experiences on the Web is filling out forms. When mistakes are made, the user is often left guessing what they need to correct. We’ve taken an approach that shows the user in no uncertain terms what needs to be fixed.
Also tagged as: contigencydesign design errormessages forms simplified usability

Writing Realistic Job Descriptions

July 10, 2003 - 685 words , 19 comments
Publish a job listing like this one and you are virtually guaranteeing that you won’t get qualified applicants for the position.
Also tagged as: business jobdescriptions monster

Let it go

June 9, 2003 - 27 words , 6 comments
Netscape 4 is six years old.
Also tagged as: netscape

Best of Newly Digital

June 6, 2003 - 311 words , 6 comments
There have been dozens of Newly Digital entries from all over the world. Here are some of the best.
Also tagged as: digital newly writing

Newly Digital

May 31, 2003 - 305 words
Newly Digital is an experimental writing project. I’ve asked 11 people to write about their early experiences with computing technology and post their essays on their weblogs. So go read, enjoy, and then contribute. This collection is open to you. Write up your own story, and then let the world know about it.
Also tagged as: andersjacobsen andretorrez billzeller bradchoate cameronmarlow chrispirillo danjames earlycomputing jeffnichols newlydigital robertscoble stevengarrity writing

Embrace the medium

October 15, 2002 - 450 words , 4 comments
The Web is different than print, television, or any other medium. To be successful, designers must embrace those differences.
Also tagged as: accessibility design flash usability

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