Archive for the ‘Coding’ Category

How to Grok Web Standards

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Artcle by Craig Cook

Many web designers, myself included, come to the web with a background in the graphic arts. We think in pictures, not in code. When we first begin designing for the web, we’ll use HTML and CSS crudely, as a means to an end—a method of arranging pretty boxes in space—without grasping the true nature of the box itself or what it contains. Altering that strictly visual mentality is the highest hurdle to overcome when a graphic designer first dives into semantics and web standards. For the visual designer, really understanding web standards means you’ll have to change the way you think about design.


Improving Your Process: CSS Techniques Part 1

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

This article is the first of an upcoming series that will be scattered throughout the life of Monday By Noon. The posts will attempt to provide some tips and tricks as far as design and development is concerned. The contents are purely my opinion, and take into account what helps me do my job.


Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Voices That Matter)

Monday, February 19th, 2007

As the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing. Few Web designers are experienced programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and CSS can create roadblocks to achieving truly beautiful designs using all the resources available.


CSS Turoial (Listamatic)

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Max Design has an excellent CSS showcase called Listamatic which will show you how to create a navigation menu of just about any shape, size and arrangement you want using a simple unordered list.


Douglas Bowman – Stop Design

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Douglas Bowman is an influential designer whose highly publicized and hugely successful redesigns of sites like Blogger, Wired News, and Adaptive Path have pushed him to the forefront of standards-compliant web design.


Design constructs a visual language for the purpose of communication. It organizes and gives form to a message in a way that adds value and meaning. It functions to organize, clarify, persuade, and add drama to an otherwise overlooked idea.”


Packet Garden

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Packet Garden captures information about how you use the internet and uses this stored information to grow a private world you can later explore.

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