Design Layouts For Mobile Devices

Aug 11, 2008

After looking at Web Applications On The iPod Touch, I thought I'd share some of the patterns used in designing an application for a 320 pixel x 240 pixel Windows CE 5 device.  These same design patterns and apply to designing for the iPod Touch and the iPhone as well. More...

Web Applications On The iPod Touch

Aug 08, 2008

I recently did some research to see how a web based application developed for another mobile device on Windows CE 5 could be ported to the iPod Touch.  The application ran initially, but showed up very small on the iPod Touch browser display.  Clearly a bit of work would be needed. It wasn't as painful as some ports, but it wasn't totally pain free either. More...

Does Shading On Tables Improve Readability?

Jul 14, 2008

Jessica Enders has an interesting article at A List Apart on Zebra Striping: Does it Really Help?

Her main points considered are does it increase accuracy, or speed.  The raw statistics don't show anything statistically significant.  The readers did report a 46% preference for zebra striping, but 36% said they didn't care.

I believe that anything that improves the readability, or visual appeal of information is going to be helpful to users.  I also believe that with wider screens and more space between columns, the striping is more helpful. More...

Web Developer's SEO Cheat Sheet

Jun 16, 2008

Danny Dover has posted on seomoz.org an outstanding search engine optimization cheat for web sites.  It's a great reference point and a reminder of things to check. More...

Email CSS Guide

Jun 12, 2008

Campaign Monitor has published a fully detailed list of the CSS supported in email clients.  It's fairly extensive with 21 different sets of results and a breakdown of all the major email systems for both desktop and web clients.

They provide both a downloadable PDF and a Excel version.  Excellent work.

Email CSS

Free Textures

May 23, 2008

Free textures from various sites and a Photoshop texture tutorial.

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BlogEngine.Net Control Parameters

May 18, 2008

How does one add or pass parameter to a user control in BlogEngine.Net?  This may be obvious to others already, but I thought I'd share a quick note on what I found.  More...