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  • wade 13:40 on Wednesday, 19 July 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Web frameworks: The quixote search 

    In a recent entry in his blog, John Taber, reviews his search for a good web framework. “In converting some software from java and c++ to web based systems, our first step was to choose a coding platform. Note I didn’t say language or framework or IDE—today it’s more of a package deal where one part depends on another. Today the clamor and hype is over frameworks. But in our case, we choose to cut through all that and ask: Is a “framework” needed? What is the right structure for a web based program? And what is the most productive, agile way we can get the job done?”

  • wade 13:16 on Wednesday, 19 July 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    User interface design: Taking the good with the bad 

    Digital Web Magazine published an excellent article yesterday by Mike Padilla on user interface design. I would recommend this read to everyone involved in application development, even if you are not a designer. Marketers, engineers, salesmen, and administrators could all benefit from understanding the complexity of designing interfaces and the blancing act required when choosing between costs and benefits. “When evaluating the net usability of one design versus another, a logical process should be followed to effectively evaluate the compromises that accompany each. To judge the good with the bad, you need a UI ruler by which to measure.”

  • wade 9:13 on Monday, 17 July 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Interface development: structure and content 

    For our July meeting, Wade Preston Shearer will presented on web application user interface development. Highlighting techniques for building lean, robust, and standards-based interfacese that are intuitive, accessible, and astetically pleasing, he covered topics such as powerful markup, styling, browser compliance, and tips and tricks for graphic creation.

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