Web Design

Keeping aggregation in Sync

Via Luke Huttermans blog: on keeping RSS subscriptions synchronized. A standard like this would not only allow you to for instance sync up different SharpReader instances on different PCs (say one at work and the other at home), but would also work across aggregators so you’d even be able to for instance sync up NetNewsWire …

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Managing Web Content Down Under

The Australian eGovernment Resouce Center has posted Whole of Victorian Government Web Content Lifecycle and Content Management Roles." While its not a huge document, it does a good job of mapping the management process and hitting on the important roles within it.

Yahoo Search Feeds

Jeremy Zawodny has a piece on new, custom Yahoo Search Feeds. This looks great not only for tracking high profile issues lots of people are interested in, but also for digging up news you might not otherwise find. However, looks like if there are no results, instead of getting an empty feed you get a …

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Myths about Usability

Nielsen has a better than usual alertbox today trying to dispel the Misconceptions about Usability. One of his points really resonated with me regarding the tensions that can exist between creativity and usability. Design is basically problem solving under constraints: you must design a system that can actually be built, that’s within budget, and that …

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So many people need this book…

Jeffrey Zeldman is out pimping his new book, Designing with Web Standards. webreference.com has an interview with him talking about how he’s used a “Cause Campaign” to spread the word about his book. Without any advertising, the book appears to be selling really well.

On-the-fly CSS Editing

Using Mozilla you can do some cool things. Simon Willison has a plethora of very cool bookmarklets to manipulate CSS dynamically written by Jesse Ruderman.