Discussion Archive: February 2006

2 Feb 2006 - 9:43pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Troy Brophy

Inline styles and the people who hate them

Sorry about the sensationalist subject line. I couldn't resist.

For the past six months I've been building a massive, consumer Web
application. I took over the development from a guy who was keen on
standards-compliant XHTML (yay!) and keeping every style rule in an external
CSS document (kinda yay). This worked great up until I hit line 6000 of the
external CSS doc and Dreamweaver started choking a little each time I saved.

Then I began grouping pages of the site into sections and creating CSS docs
for each section.

2 Feb 2006 - 9:05pm
Beau Gould

UI Engineer, Sunnyvale, CA

UI Engineer, Sunnyvale, CA
UI Engineer - Storage
Salary: Competitive
Sunnyvale, CA -

Required Skills: PHP, Javascript, Ajax, Apache webserver, XML, XSLT, SOAP, Webservices.

* MUST HAVE STORAGE EXPERIENCE (client will not consider without)
* At least 5 years of experience in developing user interface client and/or backend for Linux and Windows platform.
* User interface backend engineers should have experience in developing interfaces with various data sources (including MySQL).
* The engineer should have worked in all phases of software development lifecycle

2 Feb 2006 - 7:10pm
10 years ago
8 replies
Omri Eliav

Intuitive Design

I don't like the term "intuitive" related to interaction design,
(mostly with big applications).

People around me say "it's not intuitive enough", "make it more
intuitive"... and I in turn try to explain that I prefer "ease of
use", "easy to learn", "rememberable".
The way I see it is that every application or device or interaction
have to be learned.

2 Feb 2006 - 5:59pm
Dave Malouf

OffPanel gets some major PR from C|Net


News.com's highlighted article today included a bit about comics re-birth on
the web, highlighting Ok-Cancel (what got the duo of Kevin & Tom started)
plus BugBash one of their offerings w/ their company Off Panel.

Very cool indeed!

2 Feb 2006 - 12:27pm
Doug Murray

web app guides

> Can any of you point me to resources about building web-based

Web Application Design Handbook by Susan Fowler and Victor Stanwick is a good

Hagan Rivers of Two Rivers Consulting has done some great work in this area
(her presentation at UI10 was Deconstructing Web Applications - any comments

2 Feb 2006 - 11:22am
10 years ago
7 replies
Andrei Sedelnikov

Examples of Ajax-based reservation (hotels/flights/car rental) sites

Does anybody have an example of the web-site for
ticket/flight/hotel/car reservation with one-page interaction model,
possibly based on Ajax? That means the user doesn't have to fill out
the form in several steps, instead, he can select everything he wants
on one single screen.

The Broadmoor Hotel Reservation

is a well know example. Are there similar sites?

Thanks in advance,
Andrei Sedelnikov

1 Feb 2006 - 5:23pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

Bring back the Waterfall Process


The real conference of the year!!!

-- dave

David Heller
Dave (at) ixdg (dot) org
Dave (at) synapticburn (dot) com
AIM: bolinhanyc || Y!: dave_ux || MSN: hippiefunk at hotmail.com

1 Feb 2006 - 3:32pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Troy Brophy

randomly sized fonts for "keywords"

I'm sure most of the WebDev people are familiar with "tags" or "keywords."

Flickr uses them as a way to search for groups of photos containing a tagged

Hot or Not's "Meet Me or Not" and community sites like Friendster and
MySpace use them to track user interests.

On Flickr, when a page of these tags is displayed, variable font sizes
indicate the relative number of images tagged with a particular word.

If "Tom" is larger than "Fred," you know that there will be more photos to
see in the "Tom" album (ostensibly, p

1 Feb 2006 - 2:14pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Rob Nero

MilwauCHI - F2F

(MilwauCHI is the Milwaukee, WI, chapter for SIG-CHI)

**MilwauCHI is back!**

Come help us celebrate the rebirth of our local chapter with a fun,
relaxing evening to kick off the new year! We have a lot planned for the
year and can't wait to tell you about it! I really hope you can join us
at our first meeting of the year.

Meet us @
Moct Bar (240 E Pittsburgh Ave, just south of downtown with plenty of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
February 7th, 2006
Feel free to bring any friends who may be interested as well!

We'll have:
* Usability!
* Prizes!
* Sushi!
* Drinks!

1 Feb 2006 - 12:57am
10 years ago
9 replies
David Hutchful

Web-app guides


Can any of you point me to resources about building web-based
applications. I am in the middle of one and I have several more coming
up and I am wondering if there are certain guidelines available for
developing the interface of these tools.

Any help will be appreciated.



ps: I am wondering if any one on this list lives in the West Michigan area?