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Saturday, January 26, 2002
Friday, January 25, 2002
Or edit (Dutch weblog) alt0169.com (wait is it dead?) using xopus, their in-browser XML editor with a very slick UI (you might want to look at the xopus product page for background). Also of note are Lime, a WYSIWYG in-browser HTML editor & soon to be Zope-integrated CMS front end, and MemoChat (scoll down) another demo built on the same communications framework as Quek.
Microsoft's Accessibility Site: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ WebReference.com's Usability Resources: http://webreference.com/authoring/ design/usability/ Joe Clark accessibility blog: http://www.joeclark.org/accessiblog/ Jim Byrne accessibility blog: http://www.mcu.org.uk/ Some of the usability and information architect expertsalso cover accessibility, such as: iaslash: http://www.iaslash.org/ia/ Christina Wodke, elegant hack: http://www.eleganthack.com/ Lou Rosenfeld, author of "Information Architecture for the WWW": http://www.louisrosenfeld.com
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
iaslash is a news site for information architects. Regardless of your field, if you are interested in information organization, usability, user testing, user interface design, and other areas related to the access and use of information in information-use environments, you may find some news and resources of interest here.
For a few heady years, it seemed that just about anyone -- from institutional investors to the average person following CNBC -- could make quick and easy money by putting their cash into the dreams of the Internet. What spurred the incredible dot-com bull run on Wall Street? Was the public blinded by dreams of small fortunes and easy living or did the nation's investment banks manipulate the IPO market and exploit public trust? In "Dot Con," airing Thursday, January 24, FRONTLINE investigates the financial forces behind the unprecedented rise and seemingly overnight fall of the Internet economy.
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
The first company I worked in was Thinking Machines. And we blew it. We built the fastest computer in the world that very few people could program. It required people to think in a new way. What a horrible thing to have to do to be able to attract customers. The idea is to be able to think the same and be able to do more.That's the problem with introduction of new computer interfaces of all kinds. That's the reason that Jakob is right, that the best interface is the common interface, the interface that we are used to. That's the reason desktop PCs won't have 3D GUIs anytime soon, that the desktop metaphor will rule the PC world for the foreseeable future. You can't ask people to change all their assumptions about how a computer works and be successful. Xerox and Apple had a blank slate when they designed the first GUIs, but the work they did put incredible limitations, and in fact set the path for all future GUIs. I'm just saying.
Monday, January 21, 2002
Code Style is a collection of articles, experimental pages, samples and examples of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XHTML and other Web technologies. The name Code Style suggests a style of coding, Web design and development which adopts a robust, standards-oriented style with an eye to optimum compatibility and accessibility.