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Monday, November 16, 2009

Ask for help: background-image disappears on Internet Explorer 7 when in a div with float

I came across a strange CSS bug with IE 7 today. When I have a container that is floating and I use a text replacement technique the image does not show. Remove the float and it does. Or alternatively remove the DocType and it also works.

Browsing the 'net I haven't managed to find this bug. Have you come across this before? Do you have an explanation?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Personas: rich insight developed through research and making it an actionable design and decision-making tool

A great quote I discovered regarding the purpose of personas in the comments on a post titled Putting personas under the microscope in The Cooper Journal: It's important to remember that personas aren't an end in themselves, but a way of taking all that rich insight developed through research and making it an actionable design and decision-making tool (by talking about personas engaged in scenarios, etc, etc.). -- Dave Cronin

Adaptive Path: Making Strategy Tangible

Reading Adaptive Path's article on Marking Strategy Tanglible, I came across a brilliant definition of strategy. While the dictionary defines strategy as:
a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim
Jared Cole provides a more practical definition:
… a way of communicating the value of a pursuing a particular goal, the activities required to attain the goal, and the ways that leadership will guide the process.

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