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Articles and other Writing

There are thousands of firms ready to take a buck and throw out a fast Web page with a few scanned graphics. Too many computer systems are designed by engineers for other engineers, and it's a real problem. By contrast, I don't believe there is such a thing as a "user error", and am still convinced, after over twenty years of using computers, that documentation should be unnecessary for most applications. Anyway, here's an archive of some articles, new and old, that you might find interesting and informative reading. Many of them have outdated links - I've left them intact as a historical record of my thinking in the early and mid 1990's.

How to Make the Net Your Business Partner

What can the Web do for your business? Plenty. An online presence gives you exposure, but to take the next step, you'll want to take the leap to electronic commerce, and that's what this feature article from Computer Currents covers.

How to Choose a Web Designer

An article commissioned by Computer Currents full of useful guidelines and tips on selecting and working with a web page design firm. Read it now and save yourself heartache later.

An Introduction to Creating Web Pages

This article was published in MacSource Magazine a while back, but it's still a good source for learning about the nuts and bolts of Web page design.

Guidelines for Cool Web Graphics

Some tips and tricks for creating fast-loading and attractive graphics for your web page.

The Intuitive Systems Guidelines for Web Design

Discusses the difference between a page on the Web and a really cool, useful site that people can't get enough of. Check it out to learn about our no-hype, no-nonsense approach to interface design and usability online.

CompuServe Online Chat: HTML expert Dave Taylor

The Internet Publishing forum folk at CompuServe asked me to stop by and talk about HTML 4 and my latest book. Here's the transcript.

Q&A session with Intuitive Systems President Dave Taylor

For some helpful background on the Internet and the many technical terms bandied about, you'll want to check out this informative Q&A session.

Business Week Online Interview: Dave Taylor

An older online interview with the savvy gang at Business Week, talking about the Internet and the future of online business.

Cyber-museums: A Worse Experience

The thought of an online museum is great, but the reality we've found was a considerably lesser experience... a fun, non-technical article for a breath of fresh air in the midst of all these highly technical articles.