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  • The Long Hallway

    by Jonathan Follett · Issue 236 ·

    In the virtual conference room, no one can hear you scream. Social networking enables knowledge workers like us to build virtual companies with no office space and little overhead. But can we make them succeed? Follett dissects the skills required to create, manage, and grow the virtual firm.

  • Version Targeting: Threat or Menace?

    by Jeffrey Zeldman · Issue 253 ·

    Version targeting shakes our browser-agnostic faith. Its default behavior runs counter to our expectations, and seems wrong. Yet to offer true DOM support without bringing JScript-authored sites to their knees, version targeting must work the way Microsoft proposes, argues Jeffrey Zeldman.

  • The Rules of Digital Engagement

    by Jonathan Follett · Issue 252 ·

    Jonathan Follett takes another trip down the long hallway, looking at ways to collaborate, communicate, and manage conflict in virtual space.

  • From Switches to Targets: A Standardista’s Journey

    by Eric Meyer · Issue 251 ·

    Grab your galoshes and walking stick and follow along with A List Apart's Eric Meyer as he considers the vices and virtues of version targeting as a standards toggle.

  • Hat Heads vs. Bed Heads

    by Keith LaFerriere · Issue 246 ·

    Every team and office includes people with potentially conflicting personalities and working styles. By applying the right relationship management techniques, you can calm tension, communicate more easily, and run your projects more efficiently. Keith LaFerriere shows us how.

  • You Are Not a Robot

    by Jonathan Kahn · Issue 239 ·

    Are we not (wo)men? Cut us and we bleed. Present us with a problem and we solve it—using judgement, experience, and the ability to generalize. Learn why machines will never be able to do our jobs, and how knowing that fact can build respect for the profession.

  • Evangelizing Outside the Box: Web Standards and Large Companies

    by Peter-Paul Koch · Issue 238 ·

    Contrary to popular belief, designers and developers at many big companies use web standards in their work every day. They just don't talk about it. For standards awareness to reach the next level, they'll have to start talking, says PPK.

  • A Standardista’s Alphabet

    by Jack Pickard · Issue 223 ·

    "A is for Aaron, who fell down the stairs. K is for Kevin, menaced by bears." No wait, those are just the notes from our last staff meeting. Jack Pickard offers a lighter look at the world of web standards.

  • The ALA Primer: A Guide for New Readers

    by Erin Lynch · Issue 223 ·

    New to A List Apart? Welcome! ALA's own Erin Lynch suggests a few good places to start reading.

  • The ALA Primer Part Two: Resources For Beginners

    by Erin Lynch · Issue 225 ·

    In part one of this series, Erin Lynch suggested a few good starting points for those new to ALA. In part two, Erin and the rest of the ALA crew suggest resources for those new to the whole industry.

  • When You Are Your Own Client, Who Are You Going To Make Fun Of At The Bar?

    by Jim Coudal · Issue 201 ·

    Should your blog have a business? Jim Coudal shares insights into the adventure of transitioning from client services to product creation.

  • Valentine’s Day Massacre

    by Our Gentle Readers · Issue 212 ·

    From buzzword-happy marketers to snobby standards gurus, from AJAX to Zope, ALA's gentle readers tell us what they bloody well hate about the web.

  • Web 3.0

    by Jeffrey Zeldman · Issue 210 ·

    Web 2.0 is a fresh-faced starlet on the intertwingled longtail to the disruptive experience of tomorrow. Web 3.0 thinks you are so 2005.

  • Everyware: Always Crashing in the Same Car

    by Adam Greenfield · Issue 215 ·

    Ubiquitous computing is coming, in some ways, it's already here. Shouldn't we think about what we want it to be? In our last issue, we published the introduction of Adam Greenfield's Everyware. In this issue, we're running the book's conclusion.

  • Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

    by Adam Greenfield · Issue 214 ·

    Ubiquitous computing is no longer a mirage. The time to consider its implications is now, while we still have the opportunity to decide how it should be integrated into our lives. We're proud to offer a taste of Adam Greenfield's new book, Everyware.

  • A Case for Web Storytelling

    by Curt Cloninger · Issue 92 ·

    In our attention to style and technology, we often overlook a vital element in the web design mix: narrative voice.

  • Web Designer and Proud of It

    by Chris MacGregor · Issue 100 ·

    Professional web designers do not “do” web page design, we practice it. Web design is not a merit badge to be added to your uniform in scouts (but the way things are going it is probably not far off), it is a career choice that demands continual growth and serious dedication. We continually work at improving our skills and techniques, learning how to use new tools and mastering the old ones. To elevate our profession from the perception it has now to the esteem that it deserves, the gap between the professional and the amateur should be evident to the casual viewer.

  • Cheaper Over Better: Why Web Clients Settle for Less

    by Adam Schumacher · Issue 114 ·

    Schumacher investigates why clients hire bad web designers — and what good web designers can do about it.

  • Valentines to the Web

    by Our Gentle Readers · Issue 212 ·

    You love it! You really love it. ALA's readers tell us who gets their candy hearts this year.

  • Everything I Need To Know About Web Design I Learned Watching Oz

    by Brian Alvey · Issue 169 ·

    Making it as a web designer is like staying alive in the slammer. So before you sharpen your Photoshop skills or crack open that new book on crafting more effective customer experiences, you’d be well advised to catch a few reruns of HBO’s Oz. ALA system designer Brian Alvey points out the parallels between a successful career in web design and the popular prison drama.

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