The Google Blog posted an entry today revealing a feature that helps users get to their search results faster. It takes advantage of a feature that is present in the Firefox and Mozilla browsers. You can read more about how prefetching works on the Mozilla website.
I have added a few new pages to the Clients section of the site. The pages contain useful Information for Clients. I felt that it would be useful to educate clients in how to work with a designer effectively. We often hear designers complain about clients who drive them nuts. While there is no denying that clients often make requests with no grounding in reality at all, we can do more to educate them about what we do and how they can work with us to create great web sites.
One area where there is a lot of confusion in accessibility is the use of alternate content. There are questions about where it belongs, what form it should take, and whether it is acceptable or not. I’ll be addressing a few of the basics here. We’re going to leave more advanced questions like what to do with multimedia content for a later entry.
I’ve made a few changes to the site, including creating some icons for the main navigation bar and styling the plain text navigation a bit better. I’ll likely make a few more tweaks to the design soon. The nav icons were built from scratch in Fireworks, zoomed in to 1600% and drawn pixel by pixel. I’m pretty happy with the result. Next I may try to make a set using some color to liven things up. You may notice some new content going up in the coming weeks in other sections. I’ll be finishing up a few projects and they will be added to the clients section along with a new case study or two. The sites are being written […]
A new site that I designed has just launched. It is for Applied Safety & Ergonomics in Ann Arbor, MI. The site (at least the template) is valid XHTML Transitional. The design is pretty simple and fits nicely to what they asked for. You can view it at http://www.appliedsafety.com. This is a fine company that I’ve had the pleasure to work with for the last year or so and should you ever need someone to review your safety manual or warning labels they are the ones to go to.
Dave Massy has started work with the reconstituted Internet Explorer team at Microsoft. There is something in the neighborhood of a billion comments on his weblog with suggestions for what they should be working on. Not really that hard since there are so many things that need fixing in IE. However, rather than slam MS for IE’s failings I’d rather congratulate them for their renewed efforts to solicit feedback from developers and restart development on IE. Microsoft is dedicating resources to solicit an overwhelming amount of feedback and put developers back into the browser race and I applaud their effort. I hope that we will start to see some real results in the near future.