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10 web design tragedies

10 web design tragedies

Todd Fluhr found ten websites to represent some of the worst design tragedies on the Internet -- from sites of the well-known (J.K. Rowling and George E.R. Martin) to the obscure.

published November 28, 2011 by

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Which smartphone platform should developers aim for?

For start-ups without a lot of time or money, is it smarter to develop for the iPhone first or the Android OS? Panelists at the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford discuss the pros and cons of each platform. With 65,000 apps available, the iPhone may be the most popular smartphone, but that also means that many more apps can eclipse yours. Panelists include Purnima Kochikar, vice president of the Nokia Community and Developer Forum; Dorrian Porter, CEO of Mozes; Simon Khalaf, CEO of Flurry; and moderator Mark Newhall, co-founder of IdealWave Solutions and INmobile.org.

published July 30, 2009 by

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Beyond Google AdSense: Monetizing smaller Web sites

What can small companies and start-ups without huge audience numbers do to earn money from their Web sites? At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., panelists discuss pay-per-click ads, and why they might not be the best model for small companies. Rather, they say, finding a single sponsor or targeting a more specific audience could be a better strategy. Panelists include: Neil Chase, vice president of Author Services at Federated Media; Samir Arora, chairman and CEO of Glam Media; and David Kopp, senior director of North American ads at Yahoo. Moderator: Bill Reichert, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures.

published July 14, 2009 by

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A look at high-speed autonomous driving

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Volkswagen's Marcial Hernandez and Sun's Greg Bollella detail Project Bixby, an Audi TTS programmed by Volkswagen and using a Java runtime environment. The vehicle will then be raced on a Rally course against other automated vehicles.

published June 8, 2009 by

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Ellison and McNealy: Java here to stay

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks to Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy about the future of Java development. Ellison says he will continue to expand investment in Java and sees the programming language being used in a variety of devices including Google's Android phones and Netbooks.

published June 2, 2009 by

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Flash tools hit beta

The next iteration of Adobe's Flash tools have reached beta status and provide some concrete evidence of what Adobe was going on about with its prognostications of Thermo and changing workflow over the past year.

published June 1, 2009 by

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What's the cloud's killer app?

At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, SAP CTO Vishal Sikka shares his views with M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder of the Sand Hill Group on application development in the cloud. He pinpoints two key areas for continued research, real-time search and mobility.

published May 26, 2009 by

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Adobe announces Flash Catalyst, Facebook connection

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch demos a beta version of Flash Catalyst, a Web development program that allows developers to import pictures and make each shape into a Web element. Flash Catalyst also creates Flex code of these elements, letting developers add to and manipulate the code directly, and giving them the ability to connect to Facebook's API.

published April 2, 2009 by

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Getting green consumers to take action

At the Green: Net '09 conference in San Francisco, Erin Carlson, director of Yahoo for Good, breaks down the demographics of green-minded consumers who visit the Web site. She says most people need something exciting to grab their interest--what she calls the dessert. Then the service can slip in useful information (the broccoli) to educate and inform readers on real issues.

published March 26, 2009 by

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