A List Apart has an interesting overview of CSS3 animation and user experience . I have seen a few of these effects around, and they really add to the user experience while being pretty light.
Interesting article from MailChimp on using animated GIFs on e-mail . They demonstrated some features on e-mails with animated GIFs. They look very nice, and more importantly, clearly show how these features work. I do wonder how well these work for people with data plans. Even though they are very short, just these two add up to […]
Very nice post on CSS Architecture. I have just read Clean Code and many of the same principles from coding apply to CSS. A particular problem I know is everywhere on mine is splitting classes on attribute blocks to save typing – which of course spreads the definition all over the file! I will keep an […]
ContentVerve has a post with a very interesting set of call-to-action tests. I was particularly impressed by the “your” vs “my” tests – I’ll have to try these on my site…
MailChimp is unifying their regular e-mail data and Mandrill data. Uh, why would you care? You probably don’t, but if you have e-mail newsletters and e-mail notifications, there is some pretty cool things you can do with their new system. Mandrill is MailChimp’s general e-mail sender. So if you have any web app, you can either […]
Yoast has a nice article with important details when settings WordPress on SSL. It details how to force SSL on specific pages, using Cache and CDN and fixing links in theme files.
Great article by Patrick McKenzie on Running a software business on 5 hours a week . Some of the advice I found interesting: Time Assets: stuff that will save you time in the future. For example, code that you write today that will save you time later, or automating a process. Build less: everything you add will […]
A very interesting post on Readability on Distilled . The examples and checklist in the end are quite useful. A personal pet peeve for me is sites (as well as magazines) that don’t have sufficient contrast! It is still quite common. Of course, reading this I realize that I really should redesign my blogs and my […]
Interesting post on MailChimp’s blog on customer notifications . What I personally felt was most interesting was how changing the logout screen to a less familiar format increased pageviews of the product link by several times.
Just read an interesting case study on traffic conversion with a dozen traffic types – AdWords, Twitter, etc. While the sample is relatively small, the results are interesting, particularly how Twitter Auto Follow (by setting to follow the competition’s followers and sending a direct message to everyone who follows him) beat all the competing traffic sources […]