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New book on Website Optimization Secrets
Website complexity is up, and speed and accessibility are down on the Web. Broadband is increasing but the average web page is bulking up faster than Jose Conseco. One way to combat this disturbing trend is a return to simplicity. CSS-based forms are one good way to score major brownie points with the disabled, and make your site faster and more SEO friendly to boot. This week we went a bit wild and created what we hope is the definitive CSS form tutorial, complete with screenshots and a narrative on how we arrived at our browser-agnostic solution.
Speaking of simplicity, we recommend two books; one online and one in print. Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage by Bill Jenson is all about working and designing smarter. In an age of cognitive overload and features galore Jensen makes a good case for streamlining our life and work processes. Prototyping can cut to the end result and make clear what is really important. Speaking of prototyping, 37signals has a new e-book out on "Getting Real."
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