Errors and AJAX (7 tags)
Paying Attention (or Not) to the Flickr Daily Zeitgeist (3 tags)
Perhaps the most complex operating system in the world is the human brain. In Mind Hacks, authors Matt Webb and Tom Stafford use cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, and subliminal perception. In this article, they explore how elements of web pages attract attention and influence reading. They then apply some of the ideas from their book in the examination of one such element, an animated photo-sharing widget, the Flickr Daily Zeitgeist.
The Builders of Basecamp (3 tags)
Marc Hedlund spoke with Jason Fried, president of 37signals (the company that makes Basecamp and Ta-da Lists), about its history and products, and about Ruby on Rails, the open source web application framework spun out of Basecamp's development. Check out Jason's presentation, Lessons Learned While Building Basecamp, at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference later this month.
User-Friendly Form Validation with PHP and CSS (3 tags)
Any non-trivial web application processes form data, and every secure web application has to validate that data on the server. Balancing security with user-friendliness can be tricky. Jeff Cogswell demonstrates one approach.
The Web is Ruined and I Ruined it (3 tags)
In "The Web is Ruined and I Ruined it" self-proclaimed HTML Terrorist David Siegel discusses how proper separation of structure (HTML), style (CSS), and semantics (XML) make content more compelling and design more effective.