Don’t Force New Windows On Your Visitors

A couple of weeks ago Darren Rowse asked readers should (external) links open in a new window?. Actually Darren had been asked by one of his readers and Darren was smart enough to know the question would make for a good blog post so he asked the rest of us. Today he read through all the comments and posted the results and surprisingly ProBlogger readers preferred to have a new window 54% to 45%. Surprising, because I think this is one of the worst things a site can do.
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Safari Browser For Windows

Last fall Firefox 2.0 and IE7 changed the way we develop sites. On Monday Apple released a beta version of its Safari web browser which you can download and run on a Windows machine. If you’re like me and develop sites on Windows this is welcome news.
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Text vs Graphics In Design

Yuri posted an interesting article last week on using text over graphics on your website. Yuri links to a wide variety of sources including eye-tracking studies to support the case that you should stick to text and avoid graphics for the most part. While I do believe you should lean toward text where you can, I think the what’s most important is to maintain a certain balance between plain text and other visual elements on the page.
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Two Generations Of Reasons To Build More Accessible Sites

A post over at Threadwatch just caught my attention. Of course with a title like Web 2.0, Dude, Who Cares, Where’s Phone 2.0? how could it not grab attention? The reason I’m writing about it though, is not because of its catchy title, but because of the implications for building sites that are more accessible and work over a variety devices beyond a computer monitor.
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Is Your Website In Harmony With Itself?

Earlier today I came across the article, Should Writers Be Held Accountable for Web Page Performance?. The article got me thinking or rather rethinking about where the responsibility lies when a website fails to meet certain goals. Can any one person or aspect of your site be held accountable when it’s not performing the way you’d like?
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