Many new projects grow from a small base to a full blown app in time. Besides the pride of the accomplishments the developer now has to care about behind-the-scenes-stuff like page load, caching and effective webdesign to keep or improve the current speed when using the project.
Speed – or to be more precise the lack of it – is one of the major annoyances and a main reason for users to not come back. So it is in your own best interest to reach the best possible speed.
I found a very extensive list of website optimization techniques which I wanted to share with you (and to keep a link for future references). I can’t really say that by now I even follow half the list of improvements but I will certainly try to make the next app better than the one before – as always.
Link: www.chazzuka.com: Website Optimization Best Practices, speed up your website load
Adobe’s AIR is plattform intented to distribute Flash based applications as desktop programs.
Now Adobe’s looking for developers using linux to test a new release and report bugs and other problems with the new package. To check if you’re a fit for this job Adobe has outlined a few key questions you have to check before applying for the job.
If you are interested and applying you have all the best wishes from me.
Link: Adobe AIR on Linux: Call for Pre-Release Users
Just a quick tip for all you designers out there:
The team of PostgreSQL wants a redesign of their homepage and started a contest to find the new look. If you are interested to win the 2000$-prize you should visit the page and get involved.
Link: PostgreSQL: News: PostgreSQL.org Website Design Contest
Certainly there are many many ways out there on how to learn a programming language. But did you ever hear about learning a new language by hearing (ie. reading) a camp fire story? No? Sure you didn’t!
Although this blog tends to be more a developer’s than a designer’s blog most of us will have to deal with GUI-design at some point.
So these tips might become in handy if you have to design your next webapp or if you have to make another site more attractive for users (i.e. redesign/relaunch).
Link: Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox.