Archive for December, 2009
While not exactly a web design book, this book is required reading for anyone involved in designing the GUI for a web site.
Colors have meaning and the better you understand this, the more optimal your site design can become for the users you intend to visit your site.
In this book, the world’s foremost color theorist examines two different approaches to understanding the art of color. Subjective feelings and objective color principles are described in detail and clarified by color reproductions.
I commented briefly, but realized that my comment was turning into more of a post of its own. So here’s a more complete comment on Bill’s post.
As I said in my comment, I’m not exactly of the same generation that Bill is. There are roughly 15 years between us. At this point that doesn’t matter much. But in Internet time, most of my peers are on Facebook and Twitter because someone in their family is or because someone like me finally convinced them it was worthwhile.
One of the things to keep in mind when using jQuery is that nothing is a blocking call. Sure, there is a certain sequence to when things operate. But, to be safe, you should always assume that step two will happen during step one.
Nowhere is this more evident than when retrieving content from a URL and inserting that content in your page.