Tag Archives: design tips

Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

As I explained in this recent post, the current browser situation is a mess. Some browsers support most of HTML5 and CSS3. Other browsers barely even support CSS2. The problem is, many people still use these old browsers, and as a result, developers cannot simply ignore them and build applications for newer, standards compliant browsers. … Continue reading Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

How to build a drop-down navigation menu with CSS

Creating a good-looking navigation menu is a great way to improve the overall look and feel of a web application. A well-designed and attractive menu will increase usability and give your application a polished feel. There are a few ways to go about creating a dropdown menu on a web app: Build a Flash-based menu … Continue reading How to build a drop-down navigation menu with CSS

Design tips to increase web application user adoption

It doesn’t matter how powerful a web application is, if it’s poorly designed, users probably won’t use it. A poorly designed user interface is a big reason many users give up on web apps. It might be confusing, overwhelming, or just plain ugly. Whatever the reason, a poor interface can ruin a perfectly good web … Continue reading Design tips to increase web application user adoption