Shakespeare may have thought All the world's a stage, but Julian Beever thinks all the world (or at least the sidewalk) is his canvas. Mr. Beever has some interesting artwork he calls pavement drawings. I don't think he actually digs up the sidewalk (pavement if you live in the UK), but it sure looks like it.
Visit Julian Beever's site to take a look at his portfolio of interesting chalk drawings.
Did you ever want a reason to upgrade? Before you start a new project on a mature stable Microsoft technology, you might want to check to see if it is still supported. Microsoft typically provides support five years after the product general availability.
For example, did you know that Microsoft .Net 1.1 mainstream support ends in October 2008?
At the Raleigh office, we recently upgraded our Time Warner Road Runner business class plan to 5 Mbps down, 1.5 Mbps up. If you have to verify a speed test, the best site I've seen is at Speedtest.net.
Speedtest.net provides a very interesting looking graphic interface along with some very interesting comparison statistics.
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...
It often takes so much effort to gather data in the first place that we rarely take the time to put the data into a visual form. If we take the time to present information visually though, it can have a much greater impact on recognition, retention and comprehension. More...