Having the website is an essential part of life for creative professionals and serious amateurs, but it can be full of traps. So you have decided that you need a website. What is the best approach and how to do it in an optimal way? When you enter a web site’s domain name into your [...]
If you are thinking about podcasting and want to read a small, yet authorative book, this is the one. Podcasting Pocket GuideBy Kirk McElhearn, Richard Giles & Jack D. HerringtonO’Reilly Media, 2006ISBN: 0-596-10230-5 Tempted by podcasting but don’t know what you need to know to do it? Not ready to dive into a heavy but [...]
A fantastic book to learn Flash from. Flash 8, The Missing ManualBy E.A. Vander VeerPogue Press, O’Reilly, 2006ISBN: 0 596 10137 6 The Missing Manual books are, from my observations, universally the best books I have seen on a given topic, when you are looking for a real understanding of how to use a piece [...]
Newsletter usability has increased since our last study, but the competition for users’ attention has also grown with the ever-increasing glut of information. In his latest report, Jakob Nielsen takes an indepth look at email newsletters and how readers use them. The short version can be read here.
In his report he identifies that many B2B web sites are not as user friendly as consumer oriented web sites and that this is impacting on the success of the web sites. Do we take as much care in keeping B2B web sites as user friendly and up to date from a user interface perspective [...]
FASTLANE Secure Payments and Business Payment Systems, Inc Announce Agreement to do Business Together Press Release FASTLANE, a new payment network, today announced the signing of an agreement to do business with Business Payment Systems, Inc (BPS) of New York. The alliance provides BPS merchants access to add FASTLANE Debit services to their existing methods [...]
Latest Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox draws your attention to eye flow patterns. In the latest Jakob Nielson Alertbox newsletter he discusses the results of tests done on tracking eye movement over typical web pages. It is quite interesting and potentially very useful information for web site designers. The report can be seen at this link.
In this tutorial we examine how to create a web page by using the slice tools in Photoshop and ImageReady. In this tutorial we are going to use Photoshop and ImageReady to create a web page using rollover buttons and the slice tool. Note that this is only one way of many that can achieve [...]
Brook Group’s content management system, Tacklebox, prevents major legal and communication problems, revolutionizing Web site creation and maintenance. Press Release Tacklebox, a content management system (CMS) from Brook Group, revolutionizes Web site creation and maintenance. While managing Web content often compares to herding cats, Tacklebox simplifies and streamlines the process. (http://www.brookgroup.com/tacklebox) A CMS increases efficiency [...]
Neat game, worth a look to see just what can be done. GAME http://www.samsung.com/au/theinsidejob/
WatchMouse research shows that 71% of IBEX websites availability is below industry standards Press Release Of the top 35 funds listed on the Bolsa de Madrid (IBEX), 25 havewebsites with poor to dramatically poor availability. Many of the sitesare badly accessible or unavailable for more than an hour per month. The worst site, that of [...]
Airservices Australia and Tequila lead Australian success at the 2005 MAX Awards Press Release Macromedia today announced the winners of the 2005 MAX Awards, whichrecognise the top digital experiences built with Macromediatechnology. The judges at MAX 2005 selected Airservices Australia as the winner inthe ‘government experience’ category for its ‘Flying Around’project. Created by Airservices [...]
Jakob Nielsen has new advice for web site developers Jacob Nielsen’s excellent useit.com web site has an new alert on how todisplay non-web documents, like PDFs, on your web sites. He advisesthat non-web documents should not display in a web browser, but ratherin another application to make it clear to users about what they arelooking [...]
Jacob Nielson’s site offers some good advice Jakob Nielson’s web useability site has a new alert article on thedesign of web sites to suit an international audience. Definitely someuseful points in here. http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20050808.html useit.com isdedicated to providing useful information of web useability andeffective web site design principles. There is a free newsletter alertof when new [...]
PC Cleanser Now Offered as Part of Software Bundle with Antivirus Email Subscription Press Release Antivirus Email, a consumer products company offering subscriptione-mail and ISP services, also offers a suite of privacy protectionsoftware that includes PC Cleanser software from Logical Innovations.The entire bundle is free to users with a monthly subscription toAntivirus Email. PC Cleanser [...]
In an effort to open up Internet usage and ease of use in countries like China and India, SGNIC, the Singapore domain name manager, has begun a trial of internationalised domain names in Chinese and Tamil. SGNIC has started a trial of non-English language character domainnames in Chinese and Tamil. The rationale is that non-English [...]