Archive for June, 2007

MacBook!

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Because I now travel, and demonstrate programming strategies for front-end Web, I had to have a truly portable programming environment ;-)

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Page Titles

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Here is the classic Nielsen article on headlines.

The best practice as he outlines it is to place the most specific information about the page /first/ in the title.
Consider Macys.com. The following is a (hypothetical) nice, useful section title that could potentially be used:

“Fine China - DINING - Dining & Entertaining - Macy*s”

The most specific information comes first, then the name of the subsection, the section, and finally the name of the web site.
This is exactly the opposite of the common approach to titles :(

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del.icio.us whuffie

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

This bookmarklet no longer works. Please use the new whuffie bookmarklet instead. This version of the via: tag bookmarklet broke when Delicious launched their new UI in mid-2008. Congratulations to the Del team on the improved UI, and I hope everyone will enjoy the updated bookmarklets.

Delicious Whuffie is a bookmarklet that, when clicked, adds via:username to the tags field when saving a URL from another user.

This bookmarklet is intended to be used on the “save this” page at del.icio.us. I have also created (and prefer) a version of the bookmarklet that adds the user’s tags along with via:username; as I seem to always do that as well when tagging with via:

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