• Design Advice - Look and Feel

    Note: An old college friend recently asked me to critique the design of one of his web projects. I thought some of my advice might be helpful to web developers in general, though, so I'm publishing a few excerpts here.

    Color scheme and ascetic choices are some of the more subtle design decisions, but they go a long way towards improving site usability. Take the video sharing site, Vimeo, for example. Zach Klein, one of my favorite designers, is largely responsible for its look and feel, and he’s done a great job creating a site that just seems easy. Don’t confuse good design with simplicity, though. A lot of effort has gone into making this page look clean.

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  • Good Looking Graphs

    The graphs in CMS get the job done, but they're just not as attractive as they could be.

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  • New 5 Minute Tour

    I just posted a brand new five minute CMS tour to our products page. Just click on the video at the top of the screen to play.

  • Website Updates

    We've updated the website to show off our new CMS 2.0 software. The products section now has a screenshot tour of CMS as well as a brand new section for our ETL tool, Spider Connect. We've updated a bunch of other pages too, so hopefully all of the information you need will be even easier to find than before.

  • New Dojo Tree Functionality

    Dojo has just accepted code from Spider Strategies into the toolkit that allows dragging and dropping hierarchical data in a tree format "between" places in the structure!

    Dojo drag and drop between

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