Party Like it’s 1997: The Curse of the Back Button

Haven’t you heard? DHTML is cool again. Now, before y’all run out scriptin’ your own little cans of Asynchronous JavaScript + XML , let’s pause for a second and consider these observations: DHTML has inherent usability issues. These issues are still present to various degrees even in all new, slickest applications. As Scott Isaacs states in his post […]

Social Content Management

So, you’ve revolutionized the way people access information. Again. Just after the novelty of a search engine wore off, the ingeniously simple magic of content aggregation is taking the world by storm. Now, you don’t look for the information — the information comes to you. More than that, with the advent of casual blogging, everybody and their grandmother […]

Feelin’ all AJAXy: How Prince of Salamis Became the Moniker for Stuff Done Before

Developers of the MSDN Library site, I feel your pain. You’ve perfected technology years ago (and I am not talking dog or Internet years!), quietly enjoying its success, only to have all of its coolness taken away by Google. Then, some hotshot comes along, slaps a four-letter moniker on it and bam! — you are […]

Progressive Enhancement: Couldn’t have said it better myself

Jeremy Keith has a very nice and complete summary of pitfalls of using augmented client-server interaction on a page (the term Ajax seems to be catching on). In short, just because you’ve mastered XmlHttpRequest or IFRAME tricks doesn’t mean that your page had suddenly overcome all traditional limitations of a Web page browsing paradigm and now […]

Complete Credentials Screening

Here’s the latest iteration of the Credentials Screening module (for more information see this and this posts). It further improves the way credentials screening operates, introducing things like Windows authentication cookie reminder (because sometimes Explorer “forgets” that it had already authenticated with the site and issues a new challenge), better browser detection (since no other browser […]