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Title
  
Developer
  


  
10/23/09
  
Saying NO to a gig? Sometimes its a good idea.
  
Greg Hoy
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Greg Hoy at AListApart.com has some good points on when to say 'no' to a job, even (and especially) if cash is tight. "I have found that a 'typical' website redesign effort,if executed thoughtfully and thoroughly ... can take at least five or six months to complete, and this is without content management system (CMS) integration work". Amen to that.

  
03/06/07
  
Better Font Management
  
Joel Sacks
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Typography on the web is enjoying something of a resurgence of late, and interest in the effective use of the enormous variety of available fonts has never been higher. If you’ve been on a recent downloading spree, Joel Sacks has some tips and recommendations that can help you keep that growing font library under control.

  
02/12/07
  
The Village Stew
  
Nathan Smith
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Some web design projects suffer from lack of leadership. We’ve all seen the results—home pages overflowing with everything including the kitchen sink, or sites without focus that, in the end, don’t pay off for the client or their visitors. Nathan Smith shares two stories that will help you explain—to both your clients and your team—the importance of leadership, focus, and structure when building a site.

  
12/04/06
  
Packaging Design for Web-based Products
  
Luke Wroblewski
  
Articles and White Papers
  
We all know the allure of beautifully designed packages of technical goodies. Behind each design is a great deal of thought and research to determine everything from the shape of the box to colors and fonts. Companies that aim to inspire passion for their products also make sure that opening the box is an unforgettable experience. Interface designer and author Luke Wroblewski looks at what can we learn from packaging design experts, so our web applications, too, will inspire love at first sight.

  
11/06/06
  
Color: An Investigation
  
Joshua David McClurg-Genevese
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Many of us learned design on the job, as the internet took our careers down unexpected paths. We’ve focused on our most immediate and practical needs so we could sharpen our skills and meet deadlines. But the new professionalism in web design calls us to a higher standard and a deeper understanding of design’s concepts, complexities, and historical underpinnings. It’s time to immerse ourselves in what we missed, as columnist Joshua David McClurg Genevese takes us back to school in the first of three articles on color.

  
09/25/06
  
Push my button
  
Aaron Gustafson
  
Articles and White Papers
  
The button element has been misused, maligned, and neglected over the years. In this week’s edition, Aaron Gustafson opens our eyes to what we can achieve with some nice, clean markup, a bit of creativity, and the simple, yet versatile, button.

  
09/12/06
  
How to Chose the Right Web Host for Your Business
  
Chris Kivlehan
  
Articles and White Papers
  
It may seem simple, yet it is often overlooked. When it comes to choosing the right Internet hosting provider for their Web sites, the majority of business owners or companies know very little about making the best Internet/Web hosting decisions.

  
07/24/06
  
Veerle Pieters Interview
  
Carolyn Wood
  
Quotes, Interviews and Expert Advice
  
Most of us learned to make Web sites mired in “view source” code, through careful self study, and from those generous souls who share their tips and techniques through tutorials. If you're one of the lucky ones, you already know of the inimitable Veerle Pieters. A Web uber-talent, she's been helping others with her in-depth Web design tutorials for years. If you haven't been introduced, join our own managing editor Carolyn Wood as she and Veerle talk about process, working with clients, and of course, how to pronounce Veerle correctly.

  
02/27/06
  
Is Mac OS as safe as ever?
  
Joris Evers
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Trio of threats suggest hackers are now eyeing the previously ignored software. Should fans worry?

  
01/26/06
  
Apple's Switch to Intel Could Allow OS X Exploits
  
Paul F. Roberts
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Apple's shift to Intel processors will make it easier to create software exploits in Macintosh systems, analysts warn. The company may face more pressure than ever before to build security features into OS X.

  
01/09/06
  
Designing for the Web
  
Joshua David McClurg-Genevese
  
Articles and White Papers
  
In his third Design in Theory and Practice column, Joshua David McClurg-Genevese gets down to the brass tacks of designing for the Web. If you’re a new or traditional designer thinking about exploring the world of Web design, dive into this primer on resolution, browsers, Web-safe color, graphics compression and fonts.

  
11/16/05
  
US retains hold of the internet
  
BBC News
  
Articles and White Papers
  
The US wins its fight to stay in charge of the internet, as a key UN summit on the net opens in Tunisia.

  
09/12/05
  
Help Hurricane Katrina Victims: The Times Picayune
  
Times-Picayune Newspaper
  
Articles and White Papers
  
The Spin Group Resources section is linked to from many universities and professionals worldwide. We decided to use this section to provide our many visitors the opportunity to help if you can. The front page of the Times-Picayune newspaper from New Orleans has links to the American Red Cross. Please help if you can.

  
05/04/05
  
Web 2.0 for Designers
  
Richard MacManus & Joshua Porter
  
Articles and White Papers
  
The Web we know and grow is in the throes of a renaissance—evidence of Web 2.0 is everywhere. In their first installment of Web 2.0 Design: Bootstrapping the Social Web column, Richard MacManus and Joshua Porter present six important trends that characterize the future of the Web for designers.

  
04/17/05
  
Contingency Design
  
37signals
  
Downloadable File
  
Contingency design must be a top priority for any site interested in providing successful customer experiences. Web sites that invest in contingency design will increase customer loyalty and significantly improve the rate at which site visitors purchase, subscribe and register.

  
04/13/05
  
Creating a Site Design Plan
  
Karen Morrill-McClure
  
Articles and White Papers
  
If you’re a small (or one-person) shop, the many approaches to planning a Web site can be dizzying. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some guidelines to make design decisions easier? Karen Morrill-McClure guides you through creating a site design plan by outlining business and user needs and defining goals.

  
01/18/05
  
The Way It’s Supposed to Work
  
Erin Kissane
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Groundbreaking accessibility information. Project management and information architecture theory from old-school experts. Plug-and-play solutions to universal design and development problems. Experimental CSS/DOM hacks that use non-semantic elements to do funky design tricks. One of these things is not like the others...which is why we’re introducing a tiny new feature to the magazine.

  
01/16/05
  
Web Application Form Layout
  
Luke Wroblewski
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Quite rare is the Web application that doesn’t make extensive use of forms for data input and configuration. But not all Web applications use forms consistently. Variations in the alignment of input fields and their respective labels can support different aspects of user behavior.

  
09/17/04
  
Tim Berners-Lee, Director, W3C
  
Ryan Naraine
  
Quotes, Interviews and Expert Advice
  
Perhaps for some, being credited with inventing the World Wide Web would be more than enough as far as life accomplishments go. But for Sir Tim Berners-Lee, it's merely the beginning of something even more fulfilling.

  
04/28/04
  
The Evolution of Corporate Web Sites
  
Richard MacManus
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Hard to believe, but corporate Web sites have been around for over 10 years now.

  
04/27/04
  
Ten questions for Keith Robinson
  
Web Standards Group
  
Quotes, Interviews and Expert Advice
  
Keith Robinson is a Web Designer and Developer (and lots more besides) living in Seattle, Washington. He is Editor In Chief of Digital Web as well as running his own site, Asterisk, where he shares his thoughts on web development.

  
01/29/04
  
Meet the inventor of 'CtrlAltDelete'
  
CNN
  
Articles and White Papers
  
David Bradley spent five minutes writing the computer code that has bailed out the world's PC users for decades.

  
12/25/03
  
10 technologies to watch in 2004
  
David Pescovitz, Business 2.0
  
Articles and White Papers
  
No, they're not quite ready for prime time. But in the year ahead, these promising innovations could start to hit the marketplace.

  
09/28/03
  
Shooting Digital on the Road
  
Mikkel Aaland, Newsweek
  
Articles and White Papers
  
Taking along your digital camera on your next big expedition? Here are a few pointers.

  
09/26/03
  
XHTML! What's that all about?
  
Joe Gillespie
  
Articles and White Papers
  
This article explains some of the differences between HTML and XHTML.

  
06/03/03
  
Nine Successful Online Business Must Haves
  
CritiqueMySite.com
  
Articles and White Papers
  
A list of things to include in your online business to ensure success.

  
02/11/03
  
More ISPs 'to impose download limits'
  
Graeme Wearden
  
Articles and White Papers
  
With broadband networks increasingly 'swamped' by P2P traffic, experts predict that by the end of the year most ISPs will limit how much data users can download.

  
02/03/03
  
Venus and Mars in the Workplace
  
Carol Dekkers
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/24/03
  
Microsoft Promises a More Secure 2003
  
Michael Singer
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/06/03
  
NeoPets invade the Internet world
  
cnn.com
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/24/02
  
Travel Industry Helped by Web, Frequency
  
Robyn Greenspan
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/09/02
  
Web design guru sees Flash challenges
  
David Becker
  
Quotes, Interviews and Expert Advice

  
09/06/02
  
Cooking up a storm on the Internet
  
CNN.com
  
Articles and White Papers

  
03/04/02
  
Retaining Key Staff: What High-Tech Employees Say versus What They Do
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
09/25/01
  
Singular Focus
  
Sarah L. Roberts-Witt
  
Articles and White Papers

  
05/27/01
  
Salary Survey: User Experience Professionals Earn Good Money
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
05/01/01
  
Internet Perspective
  
asktog.com: Bruce Tognazzini’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
10/01/00
  
Why is Apple in Trouble?
  
asktog.com: Bruce Tognazzini’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
06/25/00
  
The Network is the User Experience: Microsoft’s .NET Announcement
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
03/05/00
  
Profit Maximization vs. User Loyalty
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
02/20/00
  
Does the Internet Make Us Lonely?
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/26/99
  
Predictions for the Web in Year 2000
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
07/25/99
  
Metcalfe’s Law in Reverse
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
12/27/98
  
Predictions for the Web in 1999
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
11/29/98
  
Web Pages Must Live Forever
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
09/20/98
  
Does Internet = Web ?
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
07/26/98
  
Electronic Books - A Bad Idea
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
06/28/98
  
Should You Outsource Web Design?
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
05/31/98
  
Micro-Containers: An Example of Strategic Web Thinking
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
04/05/98
  
Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
03/22/98
  
The Increasing Conservatism of Web Users
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
02/08/98
  
The Reputation Manager
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
01/01/98
  
The Web in 1998: Some Predictions
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
05/15/97
  
The Telephone is the Best Metaphor for the Web
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
09/01/96
  
The Rise of the Sub-Site
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
03/01/96
  
The Internet Desktop
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers

  
11/01/95
  
How Much Bandwidth is Enough? A Tbps!
  
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
  
Articles and White Papers
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