- WebWord features an interview with Andy King, Web Site optimization expert, who says, "
For informational sites like WebWord.com or news-related sites, the graphics should be kept to a minimum."
- Editor and Publisher reports USAToday.com, one of the most-visited American news sites, has begun including related text ads on its story pages -- much like Google AdWords. In the spirit of a recent weblog entry about labeling ads properly, I viewed a sample USAToday.com story in a text-only browser and handheld-browser emulator, and I'm pleased to note that the advertisements were, for the most part, not viewable by those means. The reason: The ads are in an
- Simon Willison has written an "Image Drag" bookmarklet that, when clicked, makes a Web site's images draggable. Although it doesn't work in Internet Explorer or on some types of sites, it could be a useful tool in the design process.
- Jakob Nielsen's latest Alertbox column examines "Homepage Real Estate Allocation." The gist: "
In most cases, content and navigation do need the lion's share of space. It's a disgrace that they only account for 39% of the precious pixels on today's limited computer screens."
- Having acquired my first cellphone three days ago, I found Marc Rettig's Design For Small Screens presentation (PDF file) particularly relevant and informative.
Written by Adrian Holovaty on February 11, 2003