I always have a hard time explaining what I do to other people… this might not help much, but it’s fun to read nonetheless.
read about Edward Tufte a couple days ago on Kottke after hearing about him from our creative director Marc here at work. Came across this interesting article on MSDN today which said that Tufte is probably the biggest UI inspiration at Microsoft (at least in 1999). Someday I need to read one of this books.
Tai gave a great presentation today in our developers/org meeting (this presentation was targeted at upper management and creative) on the differences between browsers and what that means to developers. Interesting links: browser stats at w3schools from thecounter.com.
here’s a nice chart of browser capabilities:
which was linked from here, a great resource:
browser market share study:
[update 07/19/2002: you can/could create a dynamic bookstore based on your own content using a tool like this. ie: user is on the “mexican food’ page, we show mexican food cookbooks from amazon, kinda cool] — My first use of this could be a cool cookbook lookup tool in karensrecipes.com. Just gotta finish the re-write.
So I was hanging out w/ the guys from FootJoy today discussing their site (which I’m working on). One question that came up: “Is there a spell checker for the backend app?” I had to answer ‘No.’ But to my surprise… TONIGHT I found this cool spell checker for IE
Spent numerous hours tonight trying to get a JSP/Servlet app running again on Tomcat 4.01. I’ve learned (for the second time) that Tomcat is really really fussy about web.xml. It likes things in a certain order or else you get an ugly error message that doesn’t say anything about what *actually* went wrong. Uggh.
Well thought out reasoning on why I should go back to school: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000319.html
How to internationalize a Struts app: http://www.anassina.com/struts/i18n/i18n.html