Better Web Forms: Redesigning eBay’s Registration

Garret Dimon explains how to design Better Web Forms by slightly redesigning eBay’s Registration.

Too many designs fail the squint test that Mullet & Sano pushed over and over again in Designing Visual Interfaces. Dimon shows a quick and simple way to do it through Photoshop.


November 19, 2007 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

POSH – Plain Old Semantic HTML

A nice new acronym for a basic concept that should be deeply ingrained into every webdeveloper/frontend developer is making the rounds. POSH – Plain Old Semantic HTML.

To start writing semantic markup, you need to:

  • Validate your HTML
  • Stop using tables for layout
  • Use semantic elements and attributes for their intended purpose
  • Use semantic class names and id values
  • Use as little HTML as will get the job done

November 19, 2007 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

CSS Fix to Screen Readers Ignoring “display:none”

456 Berea St summarizes a solution to the problem of screen readers ignoring “display:none”.

November 19, 2007 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

Greatest Copy Shot Ever Written

Nick Padmore breaks down the Greatest Copy Shot Ever Written.

I don’t necessarily agree with the conclusion but the article itself is an awesome reference tool for when you get stuck on writing a copy shot.

November 19, 2007 at 6:51 am Leave a comment

Rebranding of FOWA

Ryan Nichols gives an overview of their rebranding of FOWA (Future of Web Apps). The breathless result was not by accident, but was very process driven. Great work.

September 10, 2007 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

“You’re So Intelligent” – Article About Designers & Aspirations

Michael Bierut sounds off on the role of designers.

September 7, 2007 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Preparing your files for Printing on a Commercial Printing Press.

Preparing your files for Printing on a Commercial Printing Press.

August 24, 2007 at 5:12 pm 1 comment

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