Shallow Thoughts

because deep thoughts smack of effort

User Research in the Design Process

Posted in CWSA,Web Stuff by Bridget on September 19th, 2008

Ever stared at a blank Photoshop screen and just needed to “get started designing”? Ever been handed a 40 page spec sheet that you needed to build from? Ever wonder if this feature should even be built in the first place? (more…)

Creating User Experience Standards

Posted in CWSA,Web Stuff by Bridget on July 31st, 2008

The Cleveland Web Standards Association will be gathering once again on Tuesday, August 5th from 6:30 – 8:00pm. We’ll be meeting at American Greetings Headquarters, 1 American Rd, Cleveland. (more…)

Nondevelopers, IE7 and This Particular Problem

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on January 24th, 2008

My latest round of articles here have been spawned as retorts, replies and general questions to the comments of others in the web community. I quote these folks so that they get the proper credit for what they said, but I fear that my latest posts could be construed in a manner in which I do not intend — as antagonizing. So, please allow me to state that I am not attempting to call out these brilliant minds to defend their declarations, per se. I’m seeking answers to the questions I have as a result of the things they have said regarding browser version targeting.

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More on the Meta

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on January 24th, 2008

So, I’ve talked to a few colleagues and had an additional 24 hours to mull this meta declaration proposition over — the browser version targeting idea. Did it help to change my mind? Am I convinced that version targeting is a good idea now? If you care about my surface level observations today as they compare to yesterday, you’ll have to click the link to read more. :)

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The Bruhaha of the Meta Declaration

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on January 22nd, 2008

I read both articles at A List Apart today and all the comments that were there at the time of this writing (not the actual posting — I’m sure more were added). I think we need to buckle up. We might be in for a long and bumpy ride.

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It Shouldn’t Be Like This

Posted in Nonsense,Web Stuff by Bridget on January 15th, 2008

Threaten

Return to the Web of the 1990′s?

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on December 17th, 2007

The web development community continues to comment on Opera v. Microsoft, the W3C, and what is needed to propel this industry forward in the next decade. The latest installments are by Jeff Croft and Alex Russell and I simply can’t agree with their take on what would make things better. (more…)

W3C Developed Core Browser Engine

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on December 15th, 2007

The reader replies to Andy Clarke’s CSS Unworking Group post are, for the most part, pretty interesting. It hasn’t yet devolved into an all out flame war. Props to the respondents for that!

Some of the replies I agree with. Some of them I don’t. There was, however, one nugget I found particularly interesting. (more…)

CSS WG Development vs Adobe Development

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on December 14th, 2007

Andy Clarke’s post on the CSS Working group got me thinking. David Mead is the one to blame for getting my wheels churning. I don’t know if thinking is good for me, but I’m going to do a brain dump here, just because I can. (more…)

Browser Wars 2.0

Posted in Web Stuff by Bridget on December 14th, 2007

Thanks to Eric Meyer and David Mead making comments via Twitter, and because of Andy Clarke’s comments on the CSS Working Group, I read that Opera and Microsoft aren’t best friends. (more…)

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