Email delivery is stupid. I’m not kidding. It’s been around for over 20 years but we still have 50+ email clients that all display the same code differently. And we tens of thousands of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who all basically have their own rules around managing SPAM. We have ESPs that have stringent rules that businesses have to conform to when adding a single subscriber… and those rules are never actually communicated to the
We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating image sizes. Search engines are demanding ultra fast pages that have great supporting text. This means valuable bytes are being spent on text, not images.
We’ve seen a lot of companies moving towards a cleaner, simpler experience for website users. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, or you just love websites, you can learn something by taking a look at how they’re doing it. Get ready to be inspired! Animation Leaving behind the early, gaudy days of the web, which was flush with flashing gifs, animated bars, buttons, icons and dancing hamsters, animation today means creating interactive, responsive actions that
I write about page speed quite a bit on this site and it’s an important part of the analysis and improvements we make to our clients’ sites. Aside from moving to powerful servers and utilizing tools like Content Delivery Networks, there are a number of other programming techniques the average web developer can use. The standard for the original Cascading Style Sheet is over 15 years old now. CSS was an important evolution in web
I happened across this incredible presentation by M. Jackson Wilkinson on HTML 5 and CSS 3. It’s a comprehensive look at the coming changes to HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. It’s hard to believe that HTML 4 is over 10 years old already! Browser support for HTML 5 will continue to drive more and more applications online. It appears the days of buying and installing software off of media are quickly becoming a thing of
I wanted something ‘geeky’ so I decided on a ‘pocket’ graphic that holds all the subscription methods for my blog. In the days of Web 1.0, a collection of links like this could be built by splicing up your image up with links on each graphic, then trying to sew it all back together with a table. It could also be accomplished by utilizing an image map but that usually requires a tool to build
Adam Teece has a blog that’s well on it’s way. In analyzing his raw HTML, you know he’s been listening to a lot of great advice – hopefully here :). Your Blog Tips Your main posts are getting crunched into your sidebar. If found that if you adjust your primary div to 480px on your Stylesheet, it provides a balance of whitespace on the left and right of your posts, making it much easier to