I wrote an article at my personal blog that explains how I setup WordPress on my MacBook. I design everything in my local test environment because I hate logging into web servers and uploading things constantly – I’m the type of designer that has to see a change the moment I make it. [Read more…]
So you where wondering what b5media were going to do with their cash? Well, besides freshening up their site and all, they bought (well, for 6 months at least) Ben Bleikamp. Yes, the same Ben Bleikamp that did their current network page redesign. My guess is he’€™ll have lots and lots to do with the network in the future, probably for the better of it. By the way, Ben’€™s redesigning his own site.
However, the good folks over at b5 don’€™t stop there. They announced the launch of a new business channel, including the absolutely excellent site Copyblogger, who just joined the network. This is a really good move from b5, Copyblogger is an asset worth protecting so I hope all turns out for the best for Brian.
So what’€™s next? Well, from the looks of it we’€™ll get prettier b5 sites with really clever and effective headlines, right?
Thomas Baekdal has a great report on browser sizes and, more importantly, the size of the browser windows. Complete with a whole bunch of easy to read diagrams and all!
Optimizing your site for the right screen size is important, as every designer knows, but you also have to make the site accessible to others. 1024×768 pixels is the most commonly used resolution, and since the web is overall designed for this nowadays I’€™m not surprised that 80% surf with their browsers maximized. But 1280×768 sees 70% maximizing their windows, which sure will make quite a few websites look like crap.
Check out the extensive and very easy to read report by Thomas. It’€™s a must read!
Rogier at NotUsable.com has compiled a list of 87 questions every webdesigner should ask himself when designing a website, to ensure usability. The questions include the following categories: technical, images, content, navigation, structure, forms, multimedia, and extra features.
How does Blog Herald fare according to the list?