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Brett Lider and Anca Mosoiu have written an eye-opening article on the benefits of using metadata to organize web content and separating the content aspect of web sites from the presentation layer.
One of the big advantages of separating content and presentation is that relations between content entities, for example a product and its related services, isn't trapped a in a proprietary system, such as a traditional content management system (CMS). In traditional CMS, relations between content are created by cross-reference hyperlinks. Using metadata to establish such relations, important relations can be preserved and reused in different contexts.
|Building a Metadata-Based Website|
Henrik Olsen | April 30, 2003
This is quite an old article about the need for desktop web-enabled apps as opposed to browser based systems. I thought this contrasted nicely with the review of the web apps book.
It also contains some good links to other articles and some key interface design guidelines (for some reason).
|Beyond the Browser|
ben HyDe(Sign) | December 18, 2002
According to Christine Perfetti from UIE, Flash MX and its improved backend integration gives us the ability to build better and more sophisticated web applications.
Compared with HTML, Flash has the advantages of:
- Immediate responses to user interactions, without having to wait for new pages to load
- More sophisticated client-side interactions, such as drag-and-drop and zoom
- The ability to integrate a workflow in one visual display
In the article, Perfetti reviews some examples of product configuration applications build in Flash. You should also take a look at the BMW Virtual Center. Especially its model selection step, which would be very difficult to build in HTML without reloading all the time.
|The article Flash Strikes Back: Creating Powerful Web Applications|
|BMW Virtual Center|
Henrik Olsen | September 26, 2002
Apart from being the most... er... graceful term in the web's working glossary, "graceful degradation" is a simple but powerful technique. The first step in adapting that technique successfully is fluid thinking: accepting the unpredictability that rules the user interface of the web.
Nick Finck | September 25, 2002
Jeffrey Zeldman and A List Apart have long been advocating for Web standards – the use of CSS and XHTML in Web design. As Netscape 4.x and other browsers not supporting the W3C standards die out, we can justify skipping the old-school HTML methods. From a usability perspective, there are a number of advantages:
- We can build sites that download faster
- We can comply with accessibility laws and guidelines, without sacrificing beauty, performance, or sophistication.
- We can support wireless gadgets, Web-enabled cell phones, PalmPilots, screen readers, and other nontraditional devices.
- We can deliver sophisticated printed versions of any page without creating separate printer-friendly page.
|An interview with Jeffrey Zeldman about the new era of Web design|
|The online magazine A List Apart|
|The Web Standards Project|
Henrik Olsen | August 14, 2002
A white paper from User Interface Engineering (UIE) takes at look at how cutting-edge applications have demonstrated Flashâ€™s potential to surpass the power of traditional software applications. These web applications leverage the strengths of Flash to help users make better sense of large amounts of data, presenting information in an easily accessible, graphical visual representation.
|Download the white paper Macromedia Flash: A New Hope for Web Applications|
Henrik Olsen | June 17, 2002
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