what do IA’s talk about when they get together and drink?

Its not something I’ve asked myself on a regular basis, but found out first hand when I dropped into an informal IA Peers gathering in North Sydney last night. My experience last night was that lots of people were talking about being semantic. Using tags. For some reason, that surprised me. Perhaps its all the tag-cloud bagging I’ve been hearing lately. Perhaps because it feels…

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links for 28 February 2006

Creative Behavior – Online Design Magazine, Design Articles, Designer Interview, Design Events and Competitions, Typography Articles A ezine for ‘creative people’ but there some interesting articles for those of us less blessed in pixel pushing, including ‘when to fire your client’, and a ‘web designers survival guide’. Worth a browse. (tags: design reference webdesign magazine creativity) WTF 2.0 – Russell Beattie Notebook Russell goes berko…

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anti-Alertbox: Jakob says ‘Anchor links are evil’. Discuss.

Jakob says: On the Web, users have a clear mental model for a hypertext link: it should bring up a new page. Within-page links violate this model and thus cause confusion. What is wrong with this assertion? Anchor links have conventions and mental models that are independent of other types of hyperlinks. There’s nothing new about anchor links. They’ve been around almost as long as…

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links for 27 February 2006

Etsy – Your place to buy and sell all things handmade handmade stuff sold online, and gorgeous, interesting interface design for online shopping make this site my new favourite :) I just wish more sellers were happy to ship stuff internationally! (tags: shop inspiration interfacedesign ecommerce) Spell with flickr Spell with Flickr is a small program that lets you type in whatever you want, then…

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