I’ve become less enamored of Jakob Nielsen ever since the unique address I gave him to subscribe to his column wound up somehow on a spammer’s list, but his Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2003 is still useful. Interestingly, most of this year’s mistakes aren’t really obvious. Many of this year’s top design mistakes [...]
Here’s a handy little do-dad. When it comes to making colors, I can do the whole red-and-blue-makes-purple thing, but how do you make orange out of red, green, and blue? The 216 Color Color-Safe Palette page shows the colors that you can safely use on a web page for both PC and Mac — and [...]
I’m always promising myself that I will take the time to make my websites more … well … useful from a promotion standpoint. BlogSearchEngine for Blog making your blog a better news source.
BlogSearchEngine.com has the Blogging Survey Results from last month. What I found most interesting is the fact that while 73.9% of bloggers would be willing to blog about a product if approached by the company, 41.8% are willing to post a negative review, if appropriate. Hear that, PR people? There’s fertile ground out there, but [...]
In my research about cargo cults (more in a few minutes) I came across an interesting navigational element on the Apologetics Index. The menu stays as a tab on the left and travels when you scroll (though it’s a tad distracting to start with) and pops out when you roll over it. My first thought [...]
I got my first email address and Internet access in 1989, before the web even broke onto the scene, so maybe I’m not a representative example, but apparently many writers hate blogs. Now if I could just get this blog to do something besides giving me an outlet in which I can write what I [...]
I’m in need of somebody who knows both Domino and Java for a writing project with quick turnaround. If you’re that person, please email me.
Unfortunately, I still don’t have the time to devote to it that I’d like, but all this talk about Chatbots has gotten me thinking about Natural Language Processing. fieldmethods.net is an NLP-oriented portal that seems to have interesting information.
Apparently the Batik SVG package from Apache has a built-in rasterizer to convert SVG images to JPGs, so you don’t have to rely on the user having an SVG viewer installed. Cool! Benoit Marchal explains how it works.
Now on developerWorks: Grab headlines from a remote RSS file: This article shows you how to retrieve syndicated content and convert it into headlines for your site. Since no official format for such feeds exists, aggregators are often faced with the difficulty of supporting multiple formats, so Nick also explains how to use XSL transformations [...]