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Competitive analysis
Positioning strategy
Messaging strategy

Business-IT alignment
Web site design
Database development
Systems integration



Essays we like on respect-oriented design and what it means to be real in an increasingly virtual world.

The Executive Blogger's Guide to Blogs, Wikis & RSS
A useful primer, with examples, from Ogilvy PR Worldwide.
Web Development Trends for 2006
Six Apart VP Anil Dash offers this list comprising "vocational education for people building Web 2.0."
An XML Framework for Coordinating Creative and Technical Design
How Respect Systems brought artists, copywriters and developers together using emerging standards to create Fleet Financial's web site.
Web-based Content Management for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
How four document management vendors stack up in meeting the pharmaceutical industry's stringent regulatory challenges.


Books and other media that ask the right questions.

Extreme Programming Examined, by Giancarlo Succi, Michele Marchesi
J2EE(tm) Technology in Practice, by Dr. Rick Cattell, Jim Inscore, and Sun's Enterprise Partners


Free tools and toys we've built or adapted for universal use.

PushPin: a GMaps Karmic Love Thing
An experimental contact list mapper.
TiC-TaC-ToE Game
An object-oriented JavaScript toy using the singleton pattern.
Flash Clock/Calendar
Cheaper than a Rolex.
QuoteServer at YubNub
Generates random quotes from The Simpsons or on the topics of design or mathematics.
Compatible Palette Picker [IE 5+ only]
Give this simple DHTML tool a base color, and it will suggest a palette of five compatible tones.


Destinations that illumine, amuse, provoke.