Writing by Peter Hilton

My Meta-Content

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Web page production

Putting web page design in context
The Killer of Websites
Differences Between Print Design and Web Design
The Difference Between Web Design and GUI Design
Putting HTML in context
We Have Chosen Shame and Will Get War
Shame and War Revisited
How to code HTML the Right Way
WDG Style guide for online hypertext
WDG Standards for HTML Authoring for the World Wide Web
Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
The WDVL Style Guide
Why changing the standard link colours is wrong
Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
Why frames are bad and style sheets are good
Why Frames Suck (Most of the Time)
Style Sheets vs. Frames as Web Extensions
Why coding for a certain browser is wrong
Campaign for a Non-Browser Specific WWW
Why changing the text size is wrong
Marginalia of Web Design
What's wrong with the FONT element?
Why constantly running animation is wrong
Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
How to write for the Web
Be Succinct! (Writing for the Web)
Microcontent: How to Write Headlines, Page Titles, and Subject Lines
Marginalia of Web Design
Why the Georgia and Verdana fonts are a Good Thing
Introducing Georgia & Verdana
The danger of 'advanced' web technologies
From Page to Application

Web site production

Putting web site production in context
It's Software, Stupid
Hardware, Software, and Infoware
Why you should never change a URL
Cool URIs don't change
Things I learned the Hard Way
Web Pages Must Live Forever
Choosing URLs
A Standard for Site Organization
How not to manage a corporate web site
Top Ten Mistakes of Web Management
Why web usage statistics are (worse than) meaningless

Web culture and technology

The Tyranny of the Page: Continued Lack of Decent Navigation Support in Version 4 Browsers
How businesses can 'get it'
The Cluetrain Manifesto
Want Human-Centered Development? Reorganize the Company
Whose "My" Is It Anyway?

GUI design

Fitts's law
A Quiz Designed to Give You Fitts
Official user-interface standards
Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines
The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design (The Windows User Experience)
IBM HCI Guidelines
Mac OS 8 Human Interface Guidelines

Good ideas

Content publishing
Content Syndication and Brand Protection
Mining the GeoCitizens
Why I'm not a Writer

The big picture

Ten Myths about Open Source Software
Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Ten Perl Myths

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