Web design Linkfest #2

September 10th, 2003
What’s Your Take on Breadcrumb Trails?
Are breadcrumb trails any use? (and other interesting questions)
What’s Your Take on Launching New Windows?
Are new windows a good or bad thing? Here’s a discussion.
Natural Selections: Colors Found in Nature and Interface Design
“Colors found in nature are often less saturated and more pleasing to the eye than their artificial counterparts.” – why natural colours make for good interface design.
Sitemaps and Site Indexes
What They Are and Why You Should Have Them
Eliminating inline styles
Some older screen readers are unable to distinguish between adjacent links if there is no printable character between them. Here’s a coping strategy.
Web design practises
Via: Digital Web – devoted to helping designers understand what design practices are currently in use on the Web and aims to gather research about the usability of commonly-employed design practices.
On Writing Short
“We need to create experiences that allow people to intuitively know what is required of them, so they can make unconscious decisions that lead them to their goals. As Janice says, “Look at your interface and cut every single word that isn’t doing hard work.”
Some loser can’t be arsed to write his own CSS file or design any images. David Shay is rightly pissed off.
New Zen Garden submission
Simon Willison’s mate does Zen.
When a paragraph really is a paragraph
“The set-up: You have a block of text that you’re wrapping in a div (or any block-level element) and it contains just one paragraph or string of text.”
Revisiting XHTML
“That you are working with the real language, as it is written, and working to create documents that are conforming is key to rediscovering the interoperable platform the Web was meant to be.”