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I’ve had this book since it came out in 2010 and I didn’t even realize one of my sites was featured in it, until last week when I was doing a search and it came up in Google Books. is the professional site of my good friend Olya Milenkaya, who is finishing up her […]

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Essential Firefox add-ons

Part of Firefox’s strength and agility comes from its extensible architecture allowing third-party developers to create add-ons that extend the browser’s capabilities in thousands of ways, some of them highly specialized. I rely on a cadre of add-ons for personal and business uses, many of which I use every day. I thought I’d share my […]

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I launched one of my side projects last weekend. is a micro-site for a biography I’ve been anticipating for many years. I’ll post more about the whys and hows of this little project later, when I have more time, but I hope you’ll take a quick look in the meantime.

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You’re doing it wrong

If I have to sit through one more meeting where all the discussion surrounds the business objectives of a site and the desires of the actual site’s users are never mentioned nor considered, I’m going to lose it. And this is supposed to be a “community” site. Wish I could laugh, but at this point […]

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Mark’s corollary to Jakob Nielsen’s scale of Corporate Usability Maturity

The older the company, the less mature it is likely to be on the Corporate Usability Maturity scale.

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Job boards for designers and web developers

List updated May 12, 2009 I’ve been collecting this list for a while, in anticipation of having to use it one day. That day’s fast approaching here, so I thought I’d publish the list. Here are all the job search sites I know of that cater primarily to the creative and design communities, plus the […]

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