New BBC Home Page

So the BBC has redesigned its home page. OK, so normally I’m against the “let’s be a portal” philosophy, but for the Beeb, I think it works. They produce such a colossal volume of content — and in areas that make sense for a portal site (news, weather, sports, listings info) — that they can … Continued

Command Line Interfaces, Again

I posted a couple of years ago that the command line is the interface of the future. Today I stumbled on a couple of articles that seem to agree with me: Command Line for the Common Man: Command Line Comeback The Power of Command Lines Quicksilver blows away both Apple’s Dock and Microsoft Windows’ Taskbar … Continued

Re: target new window = good or bad?

idiotprogrammer wrote: I find this to be bothersome and contrary to current web trends. But I can find no articles or recommendations to back me up here. Windows User Experience team, Microsoft Windows User Experience Frequently Asked Questions: Why is the taskbar at the bottom of the screen?, March 2001 Research shows that most users … Continued

Sample PHP Source for Non-Interrupting Logins

Noozer wrote: User opens a page. A session starts and they are asked to log in. They spend 30 minutes reading the page, then clicks a link. Since they were on the page for 20+ minutes their session ended. At that point they are asked to log in, and then taken to their chosen page … Continued

On Web Design

local wrote: Now I wonder how important cross-browser coding actually is. How many browsers do I have to test, which versions? I have two philosophies on this question. The first is the philosophy I apply when making my own website — I stick to the standards and let any browser that can't handle it be … Continued