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[22 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 3,675 views]

With the inspirations of Borris Powell, I would like to announce the launch of BorrisPowell.com.
From the site:
“Luxury in women’s fashion has a new name—Borris Powell. Born in Alabama, the passionate designer developed his dreams of a career in women’s fashion early on in life. Throughout his childhood, while observing his mother preparing for a night out on the town or even a Sunday visit to church, he trained his young eyes on color and silhouette. This is how his lifelong dream began. He would often advise her on style choices …


[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 3,520 views]

Standard web statistic packages compete based on who can offer the most statistics, the most colorful graphs and trying to wrap usability around all that information. The guys at Crazy Egg have taken a different approach where you can measure and actually see what your users are doing when they visit your site, and from these results you can immediately optimize your site based on your visitors usage patterns. The result is that you can learn a lot more about your visitors from a lot less information that is found …

General Discussion »

[21 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | 3,758 views]

Ajax lets Web developers create interactive Web sites that function more like desktop programs rather than static Web sites. Gmail and Google Maps are two of the most common examples of sites built using Ajax. A variety of techniques allow Ajax to place the interactivity directly within the browser, instead of the browser having to constantly contact a Web server to get information.
When someone visits an Ajax site, the browser loads the HTML page as it would normally. After that, though, Ajax uses JavaScript for interactivity. When a site visitor …


[21 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | 4,768 views]

Doing some recent research within the area of AJAX led me to a spin-off of the Ajax era of web application development called Comet. Using Comet, developers have the ability to stream data to and from the browser, instead of communication done thru series of call backs between the browser and the server. Seems like a slick idea, but if you have not used JSON before (basically a Java based XML language) you are in for a slight learning curve. Lingr.com is a great example of an easy use …