I absolutely love wikis, so when Apple introduced Mac OS X Server 10.5 “Leopard,” one of the new features I was really excited about was “WikiServer” (what the Apple marketing department calls “Teams”). I’m calling this specifically the Apple WikiServer in order to avoid confusion with the pre-existing wiki plus web server package called WikiServer. Apple […]
I have a suspicion that there are a lot of web developers out there who, like me, are eager to start learning more about Ruby but who are stunted by the incredible amount of unfamiliar conventions that are used in Rails. For many of us, our first introduction to Ruby was (or is) through Rails […]
It strikes me as very, very interesting how, especially in the world of technology where everything is thought to be so regimented and precise, where a single typo can be the difference between compilation and error, that there is so much versatility in every step of the creative process. This is, of course, a result […]
One of the most fundamental problems when dealing with the world on any level, whether your issue is technological, physical, or conceptual, is handling change. People are fond of saying that the only constant in the world is that things will change. That’s certainly true, but that nugget of wisdom doesn’t actually tell us what […]
For those not yet familiar with it, TED is an invitation-only annual conference of some of the brightest and most talented individuals in all fields of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. For the first time (in February 2006), the presentations were recorded and broadcast to the world once per week at the TED.com web site. I’ve […]
I recently discovered (and devoured) this excellent essay on Internet Explorer’s hasLayout property, which every web designer who struggles to understand IE needs to read. It’s probably the clearest an most complete article out there on why certain bugs affect IE the way they do. A definite must read that should cut down on your […]
When considering a Content Management System, make sure you’ve worked out a publishing process that works for you and that you’re not trying to solve process problems with software.
I’ve made what I think is a rather nice Amazon Guide. Laugh if you must, but I wanted to see what creating one would be like. Naturally, I decided to write a brief guide to becoming a front-end web design guru.
While doing some design work for a client today, I found a rather peculiar bug in the Safari rendering engine that causes the browser to crash.