Our man Jeremy Keith and his Mad Lib-style registration page for Huffduffer got some nice kudos from Luke W. In fact, Luke liked the Mad Lib approach so much, he convinced a client to try some A/B Testing on their site.The amazing results showed an “increased conversion across the board by 25-40%.” Way to go, Jeremy!
<head> and your JS in the end of the
<body>. In this case, your page would render without CSS until your JS loaded, then everything would snap into place… I think this would be a far better library if it were server-side… Which shouldn’t be too hard, right?
The next time you have to create a new HTML mock, make sure you crack open a new tab for HTML-Ipsum. Where was this site back when I was nesting
I have to say, when all the fancy new HTML5 elements starting bounding around geek blogs, the one that I foresaw not happening any time soon (possibly even in my lifetime), was
<video>. I don’t know why, but in the world of “I want to do it this way” and “Well I want to do it this way” of some modern browsers, I truly figured the codec wars would be going on strongly for some time to come. But low-and-behold, while the Ogg Theora-ists still battle it out with the H.264-ites, there are some solutions sneaking into the picture.
Okay, this one kind of fried my poor head… A little double bitwise, anyone?
Now that we’ve taken the prep quiz above, how about running some JS tests? Dion at Ajaxian details a great inspection of a Digg widget. Nice to see some insight into how to dig into your code and tweak it for performance!