Nickell had no such vision as he put the finishing touches on a T-shirt design in late 2000. It was for the New Media Underground festival, an informal gathering of Web designers in London. He had no intention of attending the event, but he cared about it deeply. At the time, Nickell was 20 years old, living in a tiny Chicago apartment. He spent his days on the sales floor at CompUSA; at night, he was a talented if unenthusiastic part-time student at the Illinois Institute of Art. Though his girlfriend visited him each weekend, he had few close friends.
The Customer is the Company August 6th, 2009
How to: Use Thumbnails Generated by WordPress August 6th, 2009
One of ten brilliant tips that I shared yesterday on my blog – display images on your blog’s homepage without any custom fields or any additional functions.php script, something I first saw on WebDeveloperPlus.
Easy E-Commerce With Magento August 6th, 2009
Hundreds of ecommerce systems exist, but very few can match the power of Magento. In this screencast, I’ll demonstrate how to download and install Magento to a local host, configure some of the site options, and create simple and configurable products and categories for our test e-commerce site.
Super Awesome Buttons with CSS3 and RGBA August 6th, 2009
We love CSS at ZURB. We love it so much that we’re using the new, yet-to-be released version (CSS3) in some of our projects. In the works for nearly 10 years now, CSS3 is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as new browsers like Firefox and Safari continue to push its implementation.
The WordPress Bar WordPress Plugin August 5th, 2009
Seen the DiggBar on Digg.com? Adds a similar feature to your WordPress blog. Use your blog as a short link service with Easy Link Creation. Feature any link on the internet with a custom URL such as http://www.internetriot.com/?bing. Also feature social network links such as Facebook, Twitter, and Digg.
Respect Your Readers August 4th, 2009
In the writing world we often speak of targeting your audience and writing for the reader. Another facet to get readers returning to your site to read your material is to respect them
Effective Blog Post Sculpting with HTML Headings August 4th, 2009
When it comes to reader engagement, crafting an attention-grabbing headline is not the only thing you should consider. You might even write a great introductory paragraph that will make your readers click the little “read more” link on your blog, but the hard part is drawing their eyes down the page, and keeping them hooked until the final message.
Display your tweets in real time, a basic twitter API use August 4th, 2009
Recently I began optimizing social networking on Position Absolute, which lead me to the Twitter API. I wanted to display tweets in the top corner of the site. However I did not want to display my last tweet, but display my tweeting in real time.
Icons for Interaction August 4th, 2009
Last week I had the pleasure of attending @media 2009 in London, where it has to be said, I had the best conference experience I’ve had for a long time.
Audio from the Web Fonts Panel at TypeCon2009 August 4th, 2009
Yesterday at TypeCon2009 in Atlanta, 11 representatives from the type community packed a stage to discuss the controversial and convoluted issue of licensing fonts for the web
Turn Firefox into a screen reader with Fire Vox August 4th, 2009
I’ve sen Fire Vox mentioned plenty of times but have never had any luck getting it to work on my Mac. Until now, that is. Not sure what I’ve been doing wrong the other times I have tried it, but the other day I gave it another shot and it worked without any problems.
Firefox 3.1 beta 1 now available for download August 4th, 2009
Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performance, web compatibility, and speed. We recommend that you read the release notes and known issues before installing this beta.
Web Standards for Web Applications August 4th, 2009
W3C Validators in Jeopardy August 4th, 2009
As many folks who follow the W3C are aware, financial and bureaucratic issues have challenged the organization for many years. But one thing the W3C has held steady with is its validators, which are regularly and freely utilized by Web designers and developers world over.
WDL Premium: Water Color Dry Brushes August 4th, 2009
I set out to create a water color brush for this set, and I wanted to do something that I haven’t seen in a water color Photoshop brush, but I wanted it to be useful at the same time.
Getting Started With CSS: 20 Awesome Introductory Tuts August 4th, 2009
Do you want to make your own web pages but are too worried about falling short in the complex depths of CSS? Not too worry – all it takes is some patience, some practice, and a little bit of time. Don’t stress out with overly-complicated tutorials – start here with 20 awesome introductory tuts to CSS.
Visual Decision Making August 4th, 2009
User interface experts are often suspicious of the role of visual aesthetics in user interfaces—and of designers who insist that graphic emotive impact and careful attention to a site’s visual framework really contribute to measurable success.
Zend Studio 7 Released August 4th, 2009
Zend Technologies released today version 7 of Zend Studio IDE with support for PHP 5.3 and a reduced memory footprint which make it faster.