This is the blog of Adam Kalsey. Unusual depth and complexity. Rich, full body with a hint of nutty earthiness.
Where’s the easy-to-use CMS for the average small Web site?
Form validation tools
Shortcomings of form validation toolkits.
California State Fair
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.
What the SocialDynamX MT application is and how it affects Zempt.
Apparently the Technorati API service is experiencing some problems today that are causing errors for people using my Technorati plugin. The newest version of the plugin fixes this and adds a new feature.
Rounded corners in CSS
There lots of ways to create rounded corners with CSS, but they always require lots of complex HTML and CSS. This is simpler.
CSS dotted borders in IE
One of the many irritating things about CSS support in Internet Explorer is that it incorrectly shows dashed borders instead of dotted borders. Here’s how you can fix that.
More Form usability
Thoughts on how to arrange fields on Web forms to make them easier to use.
I have a new alarm clock. The old one was fine, but a little ugly,...
Simplifying the web, one step at a time
Some things in Web design are too complex. They make a site hard to build, hard to use, and hard to maintain. So I’m simplifying the everyday components of a Web site and writing case studies and examples in a new feature called Simplified.
Simplified Form Errors
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.
Wireless Google java
I’ve already had some people arrive here that were obviously searching for wireless Internet in Carmel. If your business isn’t online, you’re losing business.
If there was a coffee place with free wireless, you could bet I’d be there a couple of times a day. What a competitive advantage that would be.
Writing Realistic Job Descriptions
Publish a job listing like this one and you are virtually guaranteeing that you won’t get qualified applicants for the position.
Other uses for your content
When you put information on your Web site, you need to remember that the text you write might be used in ways that you didn’t think of.
Turning away customers
If a customer is going to go to the trouble of contacting you, it’s important, at least to them. Make sure you’ll see it.
Only in sports coverage would anyone say "[He] narrowly widened his lead."
Refurb IBM on Ebay
IBM is using Ebay as a sales channel to sell refurbished products.
I need is an FTP program that will let me filter the files that get uploaded.
Spam advertising a $5000 reward for help in finding a Dimensional Warp Generator or a Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor. Seriously.
Projects need leadership
Being a leader is hard. Not everyone will like you if you stand up for your principles. But people don’t lead because they want to be popular.
The Not RSS thing
There’s a new API spec being proposed, so you’d think I’d be getting involved. But I don’t really have the energy.
It's an MLM exchange
I suppose it was to be expected, but it appears that my Textad exchange is very popular with MLM sites.
No error at all
Apparently my software is trying to tell me something. If only I knew what that was.
More useless error messages
User frustration rides high when a program gives a useless error message.
Zempt 0.3 is out and ready for download. If you’ve tried it before and didn’t...