There has been a trend of sites lately with a "kitchen sink" approach to design, where the designers have literally thrown every trick in the book at the site's design and interface, at the expense of usability. In this month's blog post, we explain why this is a bad thing.
The fantastic folks at SitePoint put up this great infographic the other day, which helps to explain what actually goes into creating a website from start to finish.
Today we're excited to announce that development has commenced on the new version of Praxis CMS, and we expect to start deploying sites with this new foundation later this year.
Today marks an important milestone in the history of the world wide web: the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finally published HTML5 as a Recommendation. HTML5 is the markup language that drives almost every modern web site you visit, and has sure come a long way since 1997's HTML4 specification.
Colin went over to Wellington, New Zealand for WDCNZ 2014, a yearly conference of tech talks for web developers. Wellington is also the home of SilverStripe, the company which produces the awesome open source product that Praxis CMS is based on. What better opportunity than to meet face-to-face with the creators of SilverStripe, fellow developers, and a score of industry leaders giving enlightening talks?
Usability testing is a fundamental part of quality web application development. So why is it often ignored by so many? In this month's blog post we'll examine why usability testing should be given a high priority in the development process, and why it is critical for success.
On February 1st, CSS-Tricks will declare "International box-sizing Awareness Day", in order to promote awareness of the humble yet powerful 'box-sizing' CSS property, an essential part of any designers repertoire.
A polished design is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the work that goes into building a modern site. This post will talk a little about what goes on behind the scenes, and why you really do get what you pay for in terms of web development.
Web development is hard; good web development is even harder. These days, more than ever, it's important to follow a development methodology that allows for complicated systems to be designed and evaluated in an efficient and timely manner.