In web design, it is important to guide the user’s eye. Without a sense of “flow” a feeling of frustration takes over creating a negative experience. The art of subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, guiding the viewer’s attention is referred to as Precedence. Since web pages are, for the most part, about the users… Read more Learn To Guide Web User’s with Precedence
If you have ever spent a long time working on a design, you have probably noticed that after a while you may feel there is something “not quite right” about what you are working on but you just can’t seem to put your thumb on it. In most cases, this is because you “intuitively” know… Read more Adjust Your Design with a Fresh Look in the Mirror
Asynchronous Put the “A” in AJAX The key word is asynchronous. “1. A process in a multitasking system whose execution can proceed independently, “in the background”. Other processes may be started before the asynchronous process has finished.”—Dictionary.com Most web pages are rather “choppy” because they need to “refresh” themselves, which is a nice way of… Read more What is AJAX
Web 2.0 is a blend of new technologies that provide a much more rich and robust user experience. There are 3 main Components to Web 2.0 as described by Andy Gutmans, Co-Founder of ZEND. RIA (Rich Internet Application) Andy Gutmans says RIA is “…how we bring the experience from the desktop into the browser.” What… Read more What is Web 2.0 ?
I have spent 19 years as a fine artist exhibiting my paintings in galleries from California to North Carolina. It should come as no surprise that fine artists do not think like the public. I do have an analytical mind however, so it was by hard pressed analysis that I have come to agree with… Read more Usability -Not Fine Art on the Highway
I frequently peruse for tidbits of inspiration. There are so many more beautiful, competent site designs than there used to be. Setting aside a nice design and well thought out code, there is a common thread to be found that ties all of them together. They are all new. Along with site design that is… Read more How to Create a User Interface Style Guide
Once you have decided to create a website, it can be difficult to know where to start. How overwhelming it feels to consider all the aspects of site design! The User Interface, Usability, Accessibility, SEO, Social Marketing, who your web hosting company will be, blagh blagh—auuughgh!! Remember though that the best designs are the ones… Read more Some Priciples of Good Web Design