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Archive for June, 2005

Web Site Housecleaning

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

I’m starting work on a small site — home page and five subpages — but the Web server has hundreds of files on it. Unused pages, drafts from who knows when, navigation graphics from previous versions, and who knows what else… I’ve dealt a lot in site management, including archiving strategies and site organization, so [...]

Technology Moves Fast, People Don’t

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

It’s worth remembering that people don’t change as fast as the technology does, especially for those of us who work in technology every day and (perhaps) are more oriented to changing along with it. I’m not advocating that people adapt to change faster — I’m advocating that technology workers remember that with technology, people need [...]

Ode to White Space

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

OhWhiteSpace! How little you are used in Web design — how blithely we pack in the content, using ever-smaller fonts and multi-colored backgrounds, lists nested inside lists, trying to jam as manywordslinkslogoschoicesas possible into the first screenful, not realizing that clutter brings confusion — or knowing it, but having many messages to deliver and feeling [...]

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