It's often difficult to put hard numbers against the cost of not doing progressive enhancement and the financial savings of doing things the way we almost always do.
Some days, writing plain ole everyday CSS can get a little monotonous. It’s all margins, font-families, positions and displays day-in and day-out.
"The 10 most general principles for interaction design. They are called 'heuristics' because they are more in the nature of rules of thumb than specific usability guidelines."
A healthy dose of self-criticism is fundamental to professional and personal growth. When it comes to programming, this sense of self-criticism requires the ability to detect unproductive or counter-productive patterns in designs, code, processes, and behaviour. This is why a knowledge of anti-patterns is very useful for any programmer.
Web design is often lumped together with a lot of other ideas like UX design and web development. Although these areas do overlap, the skill sets are not interchangeable and not all designers know how to code (or vice-versa).
RSS feeds have been around for a long time and, to be honest, not many people know what an RSS feed can do.
There’s no better way to alienate your users more than to make them wait. And while your technological hands might be tied, your UX ones most certainly are not. We looked at what companies are doing to connect their users quickly and painlessly to the information that they want, to see what we could learn about improving perceived performance.