Monthly Archives: October 2009

Background-Position PNGs. Yes, Even in IE6…

Background: If you’re reading this, you probably already know the issue with trying to background-position PNGs in IE6, so I’ll make this as brief as possible (skip down to the Demo if you’d rather): A somewhat-little-known fact is that IE6 … Continue reading

The UX Test Kitchen is Now an Award-Winning Agency!!

Well, what do you know? It turns out that if you take a group of dedicated individuals that all try really hard to do the best that they can, some times people actually recognize it!  :-) The UX Test Kitchen … Continue reading

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Gala was a Tremendous Success!

I recently wrote about The UX Test Kitchen‘s latest client launch, The Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF), and about their Fifth Annual Dinner and Auction Gala that was held Thursday, October 22, 2009. Just a quick update to let you know … Continue reading

Today’s Readings

As many of you already know, Windows 7 is ready to go on sale and Craig Buckler has written a nice wrap-up on Microsoft’s latest offering.  In releasing Win7, Microsoft may have finally invented a reason that could compel me … Continue reading

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Site Launch and Gala

The UX Test Kitchen, a non-profit interactive agency that I co-founded and for which I serve as lead developer, recently launched its latest client site: The Orphaned Starfish Foundation.  The Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) is a non-profit that works to … Continue reading

jQuery.concrete – a New Library, and Approach, to Applying JS

After reading the Ajaxian article about jQuery.concrete, I was interested in learning more, so I opened the tutorial (note that while you are viewing the tutorial that there is a “Next >>” link at the top next to the page … Continue reading

Steve Souders Takes on Website Performance and @font-face

Once again Steve Souders proves why he is the go-to source for website performance in this in-depth study on how @font-face affects website performance. The main obstacles are FOUT (in FF) and what I will call a “page-blocker” in IE … Continue reading

“YQL: YnotQL?” Presentation

A presentation I recently gave about the power of YQL! Widget courtesy of Google Web Elements Enjoy, Atg Top⇪

A Valid XHTML & CSS Lightbox (no JavaScript)

Ok, I know this is slightly old, and I know there have been a few posts about it, but seriously, how can this have not completely revolutionized the way EVERYBODY does lightbox-style overlays??? The perfect combination of POSH and fairly-basic … Continue reading

Check if HTML5 and CSS3 Work in Your Browser

This will be a brief one, but worth it, I think.  Allow me to introduce you to I’m not sure why the developer feels the need to display my IP Address back to me, something about that makes me … Continue reading