Developing mobile, scrolling horizontally, undergrads usage of wikipedia (links, links)

April 1, 2010

Just a couple of various links from various places:

how to build mobile versions of existing sites, including links to some mobile site building tools:
http://designshack.co.uk/articles/css/quick-tips-for-creating-a-mobile-optimized-site

How undergraduates use wikipedia:
http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2830/2476

scrolling horizontally!
https://xd.adobe.com/#/articles/article/530

direct link to the horizontally scrolled page:
http://www.thinkingforaliving.org/

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Illusion: Insight into visual design elements

February 17, 2010

Covers the most basic elements of webdesign: layout, fonts, whitespace, color theory; additionally encompasses fundamental guidelines and findings regarding how users use the web.
Btw, my portion is more of the design stuff. Oh, and this is a google presentation so the design of the presentation itself is a little fugly. 😉


on web standards and accessibility

December 1, 2009

To me, true accessibility is building one site that works for everybody, disabled or not, and whatever user agent or operating system they prefer. And that is the web I want to build and use.

Yup. A good post on web standards and accessibility.


on usability….

November 30, 2009

Just passing along an interesting post about usability.


Tips to eek out web performance

November 28, 2009

http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/

yslow from yahoo is a great site, as is some of the firebug stuff.


w3c cheat sheet

November 25, 2009

http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/11/w3c_cheatsheet_for_developers.html

“This cheatsheet aims at providing in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications — at this time, CSS, HTML, SVG and XPath —, completed by summaries of guidelines developed at W3C, in particular the WCAG2 accessibility guidelines, the Mobile Web Best Practices, and a number of internationalization tips.

Its main feature is a lookup search box, where one can start typing a keyword and get a list of matching
properties/elements/attributes/functions in the above-mentioned specifications, and further details on those when selecting the one of interest.”


Semantic web, social web, and the progression of the web (presentation)

October 21, 2009

Well, this is a pretty unwieldly subject to pack into a 1 hour presentation (and I didn’t go very far into the details of the mechanics of the semantic web, at all)….