Noteworthy Entries

Following is a list of some of the more noteworthy entries on Mike Industries:

  • How To Snatch an Expiring Domain — I’m not sure why, but this article has received tens of thousands of views and continues to get a lot of traffic. It’s an inside look at the domain expiration process.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence Art Directors — If you’re just breaking into the design business, you may have a lot of questions as to what is important and how to get started. This article is a quick primer on best practices.
  • How to Properly Apply for a Design Position — So many people get this wrong. If you’re going after a design job, this is how to present yourself.
  • Unstealth! Get Ready for Newsvine — The inaugural blog post, unveiling Newsvine in 2005. Our company was acquired two years to the day after founding it, by NBC News.
  • DevEdge: The ESPN.com standards-based redesign — In redesigning ESPN.com with web standards, we became the first major media site to drop tables, font tags, and other outdated code in favor of CSS and other best practices. It was a controversial move at the time, dropping support for older browsers and concentrating on new technology, but it has paid off in droves.
  • The Design Authority: Producing a Reaction Through Design — Working on the web doesn’t have to mean abandoning print. Element K Magazine examines this designer’s origins in the analog world and how they still serve as an influence in current work.
  • Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly in Two Minutes — A technique for making a freestanding mobile version of your web site with only a few lines of PHP.
  • sIFR 2.0 — The official release of sIFR 2.0, a typographic technique I co-invented. In use on such sites as ABCNews, MSNBC, AT&T, Nike, and The U.S. Navy.
  • Can We Speed Up Browser Evolution? — An in-depth look at why web standards take so long to evolve and what we can do to help speed the progress.
  • A Good Problem to Have — A look back at Apple’s past, its rise to power, and how lucky we are that things turned out the way they did.