30 July 2001
to glorious Northwest. See some of you there, and the rest when we return. 'Til then, stay sweet.
27 July 2001
In Issue 118
of A List Apart
, For People Who Make Websites: Process, Methodology, Life Cycle, Oh My!
—by Meryl K. Evans. Process, methodology, life cycle. No matter what label you slap on it, if you want to manage your web projects, you need a system that works the way you do. Meryl K. Evans's overview will help you kick-start your own process. (This ALA issue will run for two weeks, so your humble web author can go on a speaking tour
. We'll be at Web Design World
in Seattle, and WebVisions
25 July 2001
is one visually amazing site. Painfully slow over dial-up modem, but worth it. Link care of Redcricket
After a heart-rending hiatus due to hosting company woes (sound familiar?), the ad grunt community site Adland
is back online. In it, you'll find a link to Art Thompson's NoRelevance
, a site dedicated to the obsolete, discarded, forgotten, and otherwise passed-over. (Check out the 45 rpm Record Label Design
collection.) Thompson is an NYC-based web pioneer and a former employer of your humble author.
In Brief: We're wondering what's become of Grimacing.com
. ::: Cultural differences
are not the only things on display in the Brazilian Macintosh mag Macmania
. (Hat tip: Marcelus Zalotti
.) ::: New Riders' publisher David Dwyer chronicles
his trip to Flash Forward 2001, NYC.
24 July 2001
My Glamorous Life
No. 49: Coptown
23 July 2001
@ News.com: Got Bandwidth?
describes Kelly Abbott's ongoing efforts to help host non-profit, independent sites. See the Daily Report of 22 May
for previous coverage of this story.
The Sircam worm-virus
infects and then mass-mails random documents from other people's computers to yours. If you use Windows, it may delete all the files on your hard drive. In other operating systems it appears to be harmless. Attached files may be enormous, and if you're on a dial-up connection, you can lose hours watching these unsolicited multi-megabyte attachments crawl down the pipe to your hard drive.
20 July 2001
[11 am | 6 pm]
In Issue 117
of A List Apart
, For People Who Make Websites: Kick ASP Design
—by Brian Goldman. Web programming is not rocket science. Get comfortable with the basics, and learn some nifty Style Sheet switching tricks, in Goldman's gentle introduction to ASP programming for non-programmers.
Found at Metafilter
: an extraordinary Flash site
that uses intuitive visual modeling to demonstrate who really runs the world. Designed by Josh ON for FutureFarmers
, the site is as sophisticated as its subject matter is frightening.
Taking Your Talent to the Web
book hype makes the cover of New Riders
. (Not coincidentally, New Riders are the publishers of Taking Your Talent to the Web.) For more book news, visit the Book News
19 July 2001
is not your father's portal. (Link c/o the superclean designers at altsense.net
16 July 2001
At CNET: the dramatically titled New Front Opens in Web Standards War
covers The Web Standards Project's strategic shift. In 1998, we targeted browser makers like Microsoft and Netscape, who have since demonstrated their commitment to supporting web standards. As of December 2000, we shifted our focus to WYSIWYG tool makers like Macromedia and Adobe, who are still a bit fuzzy on the need to support W3C recommendations at least as a user-selectable option
in products like Dreamweaver and GoLive.
The design community is reacting with mixed emotions to the closing of Dreamless
and the temporary shutdown of K10k
. While no site can truly replace another, Dreamless junkies jonesing for a fix can try Metafilter
or the discussion forums
at A List Apart
. Those craving design-oriented content should visit Design is Kinky
(currently featuring an interview
with James Patternson of Presstube), or any of the other fine design portals
listed in this site's Exit
Gallery. You may also enjoy the new issue of Digital Web
Magazine, with its special focus on typography.