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About Kevin Hale

Kevin Hale is responsible for championing good user experience and brilliant interface design. As much as Kevin likes keeping things clean and reliable, he loves innovation. More than that, he loves asking for innovation in the middle of the night from his favorite two people, The Brothers Campbell. As a child, Kevin was the kid in class who ate a box of crayons for a dollar.

A Designer’s Guide to Prototyping Ajax

2010-05-25T22:49:25+00:00 November 23rd, 2007|JavaScript|

Jeffery Zeldman wrote earlier this year in his essay about Web 3.0 that “Wireframing AJAX is a bitch.” And while I can’t deny the statement, I do think there are steps we can take to alleviate the pain. The problem is static XHTML/CSS wireframes are woefully inefficient at the task of communicating and documenting the features available to the new crop of Ajax web sites. Because we’ve been working on a rather intense Ajax project for the last few months, we’ve been developing and refining a number of techniques and guidelines to help our team design for Ajax by moving beyond the traditional forms of functional specs and wireframes to something a bit more appropriate for the dynamic medium—rapid prototyping.

Ajax Wireframing Approaches

2010-05-25T22:50:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2007|AJAX|

Last week we introduced the concept of prototyping as a solution to the problem of representing Ajax at the early stages of designing an interface. We talked about some general strategies and attitudes we should take when starting a project (like not being a hero and establishing good relationships with our programmers) and reviewed some fundamental XHTML and CSS skills we should have in our arsenal before beginning the prototyping process.