If you’re in the San Francisco area at the end of June you may want to check this out. New Riders’ Voices That Matter web design conference takes place June 28-29.
Get Ready to Claim Your Facebook Vanity URL
TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook users will soon be able to pick their own vanity URLs, which is pretty big news if you’re a business using the site for marketing or community-related purposes.
Typography-Based Layout Contest
For any designers with a bit of spare time on their hands, Smashing Magazine is running a contest for the best typographic web page layouts.
Are Server Side Includes Still a Relevant Technique for Managing Large Web Sites?
Most of the sites I’ve managed have used content management systems that spit out static pages.
As such, I’m become a proponent of using server side includes (SSI) as a way to manage global site components, due to their simplicity and ease-of-use. Read More
3D Flash Image Gallery Component Giveaway
The kind folks at Flashloaded have provided me with 3 copies of their new 3D spiral image gallery Flash component, which normally costs $49.95.
Write a Web Design Article and Win $1000
The following is a paid article. Please note: my time is being paid for but my opinions are my own.
Web site [Re]Encoded is running a competition for the best web design or web development article, with a grand prize of $1000.
Operation Immortality: Your Chance to be Immortal
On October 12, 2008 NCsoft colleague Richard Garriott is going into space. He will be the 6th private citizen to do so. Richard is the vision behind our science fiction MMORPG Tabula Rasa.Read More
What Type of Personality Does Your Web Site Have?
Three good questions to ask clients when embarking on a web site redesign:
# If your site was a person, what would he or she be like?
# How would you expect visitors to react when they first view your site?
# What celebrity (or car, movie, etc.) is your site most like? Least like? Why?
Nice ice breaker and a way to get them thinking creatively.
Do Online Press Releases Serve a Useful Purpose?
In his article Press releases: spin and propaganda, Gerry McGovern recently railed against the practice of posting press releases on web sites, asking the question: Read More
A Journey Through Web Design & Usability Domain Names
Ever wondered what you’d find if you visited webdesign.com or usability.com? Neither had I. However, I was recently researching a similar domain name and the question popped into my head.
And so I started looking around. Here’s what I found…