14 rules for faster pages

Steve Souders, chief of Yahoo’s Exceptional Performance Team, devised 14 rules for faster pages to squeeze more zest from page performance, the rules in short are: Make Fewer HTTP Requests Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Add an Expires Header Gzip Components Put Stylesheets at the Top Put Scripts at the Bottom Avoid CSS Expressions […]

Findings from the 2007 Web Design Survey

Took a while but was well worth the wait, some interesting analysis has been made on the results. Go get it!

In-house Team + Contractor = Contention?

A recent SXSW podcast titled “The Holy Trinity of Web Design” dealt with the issue of contention in projects consisting of in-house teams and contractors. Contention is especially apparent when both sides are technically sound and experienced. As a contractor, querying why things are as they are or suggesting new ways of doing things could […]

Form Layout using Definition Lists

As you may well know, using a definition list (DL) to layout forms with labels and fields side-by-side could be a bit flaky at times; forms don’t seem to scale nicely and numerous layout problems could occur with dynamic content. Typical pitfalls are situations where a label or field takes up two or more lines […]