06 Feb

Warpspire – URL Design

You should take time to design your URL structure. If there’s one thing I hope you remember after reading this article it’s to take time to design your URL structure. Don’t leave it up to your framework. Don’t leave it up to chance. Think about it and craft an experience.

URL Design is a complex subject. I can’t say there are any “right” solutions — it’s much like the rest of design. There’s good URL design, there’s bad URL design, and there’s everything in between — it’s subjective.

via Warpspire – URL Design. Might I suggest that The San Fransisco Chronicle read this article for improving their urls. The article also gives a good look into the new Javascript API’s for pushing url states into the browser’s history and address bar.

31 Dec

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – 2010: The Year in Web Standards

WHAT A YEAR 2010 has been. It was the year HTML5 and CSS3 broke wide; the year the iPad, iPhone, and Android led designers down the contradictory paths of proprietary application design and standards-based mobile web application design—in both cases focused on user needs, simplicity, and new ways of interacting thanks to small screens and touch-sensitive surfaces.

via Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – 2010: The Year in Web Standards. What a year indeed for web design and web standards.

31 May

HTML5 Globals and You – Nettuts+

Much has been written on the big ticket changes in HTML5, like forms, semantics, and media, but information on the less splashy changes is sparse. While global attributes aren’t the most sexy change of HTML5, they are the change that you will be using over and over and over as you migrate to the new specification.

via HTML5 Globals and You – Nettuts+. The most interesting attributes (to me) contextmenu and hidden are currently not usable by any browser engine.