Category: Web Design

  • Beware of new technology

    In the following podcast, I outline my reasons why it is dangerous to jump into any new technologies whether it be a new programming language a piece of software or hardware. For those of you that are impatient – it comes down to two things:

    1. New technology typically is full of bugs.
    2. New technology may not last, leading you to a dead end.

  • The three critical aspects of a website.

    What are the three most important aspects of a web site? Let’s start with the bullet points:

    1. Content
    2. Ease of use
    3. Design aesthetics

  • Internet Explorer 8 WebSlices

    What are WebSlices? In a nutshell, webslices are an IE8 specific feature that allows the web designer to tag part of a webpage as a ‘webslice’. By tagging sections of a web page, users of IE8 can then subscribe to it, much in the same way that they can subscribe to an RSS feed

  • Here comes Internet Explorer 8

    Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s response to the growing interest in interactive web services and rich online experiences. This is Microsoft’s second attempt to build a browser that follows standard compliant HTML and CSS. So, will designers and developers embrace this new Internet Explorer? Maybe. IE8 is becoming CSS 2.1 compliant. The beta release also […]

  • Microsoft Expression Web 2 – a quick review

    Microsoft recently released version 2 of their web design software Expression Web. For those of you who don’t know much about it, Expression Web replaces Frontpage and as such you won’t be seeing any new versions of Frontpage.

  • Actionscript 3 Evolution Video Tutorial

    I’ve just released a great new Actionscript video tutorial that shows you a few things:

    • The differences between Actionscript 1, 2 and 3.
    • How to bind Actionscript to a button.
    The main goal of this video is to show you the differences between the versions of Actionscript (with a simple to understand example) while showing the advantages of Actionscript 3.0.

  • Book Review: Flexible Rails: Flex 3 On Rails

    Book review by: Richard Mischook Bottom Line A well written guide to using Ruby on Rails with Adobe Flex to create rich internet applications. My Motivation Recently I was working on one of my pet projects – an application for managing data mapping during the analysis phase of enterprise integration projects. The details of the […]

  • Dreamweaver CS4 Beta

    I’ve been hearing the quiet murmur of nerds lately, soft sounds that speak of Dreamweaver CS4. Yes, I do have my finger on the pulse of the nerd-zeitgeist and from what I understand, Dreamweaver CS4 is coming out sooner than later. I’m guessing sometime this winter.

  • New Flash CS3 Video tutorials out soon.

    I will be releasing a new Flash CS3 video tutorial in the next few days that examines the differences between Actionscript 1,2 and 3. Meanwhile, you can visit our Flash section on Stefan

  • Ajax Video Tutorials

    We will be releasing a new set of Ajax videos very soon. The new videos will deal less with the underlying Javascript constructs; instead we will be looking at some of the popular Ajax frameworks that are out there. Things like: Scriptacoulous Adobe’s Spry framework for Dreamweaver Until the new videos come out, I invite […]