Tag Archive | "control"

The Web Singularity is Near

The Web Singularity is Near

I should probably feel terrible for making a play on Ray Kurzweil’s famous book title, because I don’t think I’m quite good enough to borrow from someone like him. But, I did it anyway. I know, I’m without shame. I’ve come to terms with that. I want to go a little editorial on you all [...]

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Are you human? is CAPTCHA needed? Some Alternatives.

Are you human? is CAPTCHA needed? Some Alternatives.

If you have ever filled out a form online you have probably encountered a CAPTCHA. They come in many shapes and sizes. I am going to detail methods I’ve used to block bots from taking advantage of forms and their pros and cons. If you use a technique that’s not below just comment, the more [...]

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Do you have naked HTML out there?

Do you have naked HTML out there?

A large majority (I hope) of university sites are using a content management system to control the thousands of pages which make up a single university web presence. I am willing to guess that multiple people are editing the content on those pages and they are using some sort of WYSIWYG editor.

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User Experience and target=”_blank”

Despite how much people don’t want it to be true, using target="_blank" when coding pages is becoming less and less of an accepted practice.  But don’t take my word for it.  There’s a reason that strict (X)HTML has dropped the target attribute from valid specs, and really, it’s a good one:  designers/coders should not be [...]

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