January 2007

QA: On Errors, and Why Paying for Errors Pays Off

A pseudo-scientific approach to improve websites and services, and that is applicable almost anywhere.

Published on January 20, 2007, filed under and .

1 + 1 = 3: Explaining Busyness and Background Noise on Websites

“1 + 1 = 3 (or more)” is an important design effect described by Josef Albers and Edward Tufte. It means that two elements in close proximity cause a visible interaction…

Published on January 18, 2007, filed under .

Web Design: 15 Important Research Findings You Should Know

A small selection of research findings related to web design, usability, and accessibility, most of them obtained from Human Factors International. With some of them being known, others may add to the understanding of our profession.

Published on January 13, 2007, filed under and .

Internet Explorer Filter or Hack Using Character Escapes

Searching for a valid and “safe” way to circumnavigate an ugly layout problem in Internet Explorer I discovered the following filter that does not work in [IE â‰¤6].

Published on January 9, 2007, filed under .

Evangelists, Focus on Standard Ad Code

On the quality of online ad code, and what we could do.

Published on January 7, 2007, filed under .

“nofollow” Still Considered Harmful

Well, nofollow is crap.

Published on January 6, 2007, filed under .

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