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jQuery Form and jQuery UI Tabs Works Well Together

I spent last week holed up writing part 4 of Ajax Overhaul, my series of articles for IBM developerWorks. Aimed squarely at Ajax beginners, …

Use Case Diagrams

Projects start off at the 60,000 foot level -- the client wants a widget that allows their users to do X, Y & Z -- and need to be brought do…

Put on Your X-Ray Specs: Converting Web 1.0 to 2.0

I've blogged in the past about converting Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. There were and still are three options: The Christmas Tree Approach - decorate…

Radiant CMS: Some tradeoffs, but they’re worth it

We're continuing to iterate on our redesign of the Pathfinder website using Radiant CMS, which I posted about last month. Now that we actual…

Top 15 music APIs to power your next mashup

Music and the web have a long history, from Napster through the iTunes Store to the MP3 blogs of today. For Web 2.0 hackers, however, the av…

Agile User Experience: If you have a silo, knock it down

In many development processes, team members are organized by functional group. A project might have a team of developers building the code, …

Agile UX: If You Don’t Have A User, Invent One

Following up on [Brian's point][brian]... A customer proxy of one kind or another is also important in integrating Agile practices with User…

Agile R&D: If you don’t have a client, invent one

I'm working on an internal project at Pathfinder: a cool little Rails app originally developed by one team and now being dusted off and exte…