Smashing Magazine – Maps in Modern Web Design

Smashing Magazine – Maps in Modern Web Design Geo-location was a hot topic in 2009. With so many applications on GPS-enabled smartphones, more maps than ever were accessible to the average person. But how can Web designers and developers take advantage of an increasingly location-aware user base? This article explores existing trends, conventions and the …

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15+ Free Abobe Air Applications for Designers and Developers

Great Adobe AIR-based tools for web design and development! 15+ Free Abobe Air Applications for Designers and Developers | Admix Web: Adobe AIR, which stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime, is a cross-functioning system runtime engine that allows web designers and web developers to create rich internet applications, and Adobe AIR is compatible with Windows, Macs …

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New Look

I’ve been experimenting with some new WordPress themes, and I took a shine to DailyPress by Blog Oh Blog! I haven’t decided if this is going to be the permanent design, but it’s much better than the old default look I was using, especially with all the links back here regarding the iPhone wireframing templates.

Please don’t add debug messages to your customer-facing application

Debugging messages are for developers/engineers, not for humans (I can say that since I’m a developer). But I can’t believe that it’s 2009 and I still encounter things like the following example… Every time I log into one of my online banking systems, I get a message like the following: This is just intrusive and …

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HP printer driver gets subtle usability upgrade

I just noticed when printing up a document today that my [Windows] HP printer drivers must have been upgraded recently. As a result, the Printing Preferences dialog that used to have an entry entitled “Default Printing” (or something to that effect) now reads “General Everyday Printing,” which, while a little confusing in itself, is a …

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ASP.NET Forum Tags: Semicolons as Separators?

Ummm… OK I know Microsoft is trying to give the illusion of being user friendly and all, but when the delimiter for tags that categorize a post on the ASP.NET developer forums, they chose semicolons. Is it just me or is that a ludicrous choice? Why not a space (my preference – a la delicious) …

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