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Prototyping towards a better user experience
Designing websites has traditionally been an expensive and laboured experience. Many hours have been spent pouring over information architecture, deliberating interactions, elaborating upon wireframes and creating pixel-perfect Photoshop and Illustrator compositions, only for those design artefacts to be archived neatly away, on a server, never to be seen again. Read more – ‘Prototyping towards a better user experience’.
Run Two Versions of Firefox on Mac OSX
Last week Firefox 4.0 was released to the world. Web developers everywhere celebrated with delight, the new browser. Well, almost! The browser comes packed with a super-fast JavaScript engine called JägerMonkey, improved support for HTML5 and CSS3 and a bunch of new interface updates. Read more – ‘Run Two Versions of Firefox on Mac OSX’.
Thinking Mobile? If You Build It, They Will Come
Smartphone applications are predicted to overtake the desktop software market. So who will win the multi-billion-pound [dollar] application economy, and what are the new rules? Read more – ‘Thinking Mobile? If You Build It, They Will Come’.
How to Configure Apache to GZip Your Components
Compressing your Web components will help speed up your Website. The majority of your visitors will benefit as most all Web browsers support GZip compression. You’ll want to compress all text, which includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, JSON, etc. Read more – ‘How to Configure Apache to GZip Your Components’.
Learning the Yahoo! User Interface Library – Book Review
The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML, and AJAX. The library sits comfortably amongst its peers, which, amongst many others, include Prototype, jQuery and Mootools. Arguably it can be said that the YUI library is the king among the JavaScript and CSS-libraries. With a vast number of well documented examples and near 100% compatibility amongst modern browsers, it would be difficult to find a comparable library. Read more – ‘Learning the Yahoo! User Interface Library – Book Review’.
Rich Accessible Typography – FIR and sIFR
Many people who have worked on websites know that standard HTML and CSS allows the webpage author to assign any font of their choosing to a text element on a page. However, they also know that there is no guarantee that the element will show the desired font, as the browsing user may not have the same font, or set of fonts, installed on their local system. More often than not, only a set of "common" fonts are installed, for example Arial on the PC and Helvetica on the Mac. This has been a significant issue which has been addressed by two methods: the Fahrner Image Replacement (FIR) method and the Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR) method. Read more – ‘Rich Accessible Typography – FIR and sIFR’.
ColdFusion 8 and the Yahoo User Interface Library
ColdFusion, a key technology behind rapid application development, has been a much maligned technology in the web development arena for sometime now. However, through the efforts of Ray Camden a ColdFusion Developer Center has been created on the Yahoo Developer Network. This is great news for ColdFusion and follows on the back of the integration of the Yahoo User Interface (YUI) Library into the version 8 release of ColdFusion codenamed Scorpio. The YUI is one of the best JavaScript libraries out there and includes great documentation. Read more – ‘ColdFusion 8 and the Yahoo User Interface Library’.
PNG Support in IE6
There is a web browser that has only a vague association with modern web standards. That browser is Internet Explorer 6. Wouldn't it be great if it supported stuff like translucent PNGs? Well, now you can add decent PNG support to IE5.5+ on Windows with no changes to your website HTML source code. This script will add near-native PNG support with full alpha opacity, with only one line in your CSS file, that applies to all <img> tags and also background images! Read more – ‘PNG Support in IE6’.