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In the name of the almighty law of simplicity, the following posts only include snippets of the full articles. Please click each title to read the full article.

20% of E-mail Sent by Retailers is Opened on a Mobile Device

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 13:37 (mobileweb)
This is a somewhat old news. According to a study released in Jan 2011 by Knotice, 20% of E-mail Sent by Retailers is Opened on a Mobile Device.

What the president of American Eagle thinks of Mobile Web

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 13:54 (mobileweb)
In the Feb 2011 issue of the Internet Retailer magazine, there is article titled: how today's smartphone and computers change retailers' site design strategies. In the article, the president of of AmericanEagle.com, Michael Svanascini, argued that aesthetic appeal no long drives e-retail web site design. Today, retailers need to think more about designing sites compatible with the growing variety of devices consumes used to access the web.

Simplist css-only dropdown menu in html

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 19:17 (tip)
Drop-down menus are very common in today's web design. There are many ways to implement a drop-down menu. Here is our way. It is powered by CSS only. No javascript (we recommend avoiding the use of Javascript in web design unless necessary).

Here is our way: sample below.

PBN.com: going mobile a must for many firms

Monday, May 09, 2011, 20:40 (thoughts)
Providence Business News published an artile titled:
“If you’re not in the mobile space in some way, you’re doing your customers a disservice,” said T.J. Sondermann, manager of business development at BatchBlue, which launched its Batchbook mobile app in late October and is approaching 5,000 installs presently.
Read more here.

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10 best quotes on mom

Saturday, May 07, 2011, 12:10 (rants)
  1. My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. -Mark Twain
  2. A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. -Tenneva Jordan
  3. It seems to me that my mother was the most splendid woman I ever knew....I have met a lot of people knocking around the world since, but I have never met a more thoroughly refined woman than my mother. If I have amounted to anything, it will be due to her.-Charles Chapli
  4. Children and mothers never truly part - Bound in the beating of each other's heart. -Charlotte Gray
  5. Mother's love grown by giving.-Charles Lam
  6. A mother understands what a child does not say. -Jewish Proverb
  7. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. -Jewish Proverb
  8. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. -Irish Proverb
  9. Most mothers are instinctive philosophers. -Harriet Beecher Stowe
  10. Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you. -Jill Bennett

Tomorrow is Mother's day. While moms probably do not teach us how to design a website, without them, nobody can learn from anybody to design a website.

Moms are great.

Osama Bin Laden is dead

Monday, May 02, 2011, 10:21 (news)
Osama Bin Laden is dead. Big thanks to the US special forces team.

A list of html special characters for you to copy and paste

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 14:32 (tip)
Here is a list of popular special characters in HTML. This is not a comprehensive list. It only covers some that are most commonly used. The font has been enlarged so that it is easier to copy and paste. Notice the list one is a special Apple character, not necessarily a special html character.

Being charged or quoted by pages for your website? Run.

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 13:41 (tech)
Do you need a new website? Are you quoted/charged by pages?You need a new firm. It is amazing that so many web designing firms are still quoting by the pages. It is simply not right.

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What is captcha and when to use it

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:09 (tech)
CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It is a mechanism to stop automatically posting to a website from a spambot--a computer robot. If your website is inundated with spam comments or you receive too many spam contact messages that looks like a copy & paste, it is time to implement CAPTCHA. While website owners have total freedom to implement CAPTCHA, here are a few guidelines on when and how to implement a CAPTCHA system. Please notice these are Zoria Media's own guideline. Please consult with your CTO to make your own decision.

10 reasons Obama needs to fire his web team of the website - whitehouse.gov

Monday, April 18, 2011, 19:08 (rants)

You would think Obama would hire the best web guy for the website--the whitehouse website.

Think again.

Here are 10 reasons that Obama should fire his web team.

  1. The picture files should optimized. Considering it is a high traffic websites, everything should be optimized.
  2. All picture files should be in lowercase to avoid platform compatibility problem.
  3. The home page is too heavy at 1.3M in size. It is just too rude.
  4. The source code looks ugly without proper indents.
  5. With such a heavy websites, the web team should have used Content Distribution Network (CDN) to speed up the download.
  6. Does this meta tag of keywords look good to you? "President, Barack Obama, White House, United States of America, 44th President, White House history, President Obama, Barck, Barek, Barak, Barrack, Barrak, Obma, Barack".
  7. 28 errors in w3c validator. Some are minor but what about duplicated IDs? How about ALT for a hyperlink?
  8. 33 errors in the second CSS file?
  9. You have to enable Javascript to see ANY picture in the gallery? How about show the first picture for no-script?
  10. Can you fix the pagination problem in the video section? Forget about Javascript. But if you want to use it, please fix the pagination problem so that the page will correspond to the correct video.

Oh, by the way, thanks for offering a mobile version of the same website, although it needs lots of work.

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