Discussion Archive

24 Mar 2006 - 8:54am
Rahul Baji

Maintaining data concurrency in an "Ajax"

Hi Anshuman,
I do not know if you are using SQL Server.
However I believe it is a database prb, which should be solved at the Data Tier layer rather than any tier above it.

My solution is adding a SQL timestamp column to the table.
Timestamp is not a datetime datatype, but a unique version identifier for a row.
Rather than the programmer take responsibility of ensuring the correct version, it is better to delegate it to the RDBMS
More about SQL timestamp

7 Apr 2005 - 6:03am
11 years ago
6 replies


This is my first post to this list since I subscribed.

I'm not sure if everyone/anyone here has played with it yet, but Archy
(www.raskincenter.org) is working pretty well. The developers say
there's going to be a public alpha release "really soon" (like they're
not just joking). If you go to the site, buried in the Windows
install instructions are the CVS settings:

Server: cvs.sourceforge.net
CVS Root: /cvsroot/humane
Project: reducks
User Name: anonymous
No Password

Try it out. It's really cool.

-- J.P.

17 Sep 2010 - 3:31pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Sara Spelz

Newspaper company looking for a UX mentor

I work for the newspaper division of E.W. Scripps, and - due to an increased interest in user experience by the execs - our small UX team is tasked with defining the term as it relates to our business as well as defining a strategy for applying UX principles to existing products and new projects.

What a mouthful.

25 Feb 2010 - 1:08pm
5 years ago
14 replies
Peter Becker

MadLib form increases conversion

I loved this and that it produced the results it did was really cool.
I'm an orderly kinda guy and give me good clean lines, designs and
forms any day of the week.....but I loved the conversational and
informal feel that this provides.
In short, my eye hated it, but my heart welcomed it - the results
seems to bear out who wins in that match up.

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Posted from the new ixda.org

20 Feb 2005 - 12:48pm
Shelley Wood

Interaction Designer, Concord, MA, USA, InContext Enterprises, Full-Time

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3 Mar 2005 - 2:32pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Angela Azzolino

Samples of good iconography needed

Hello Everyone,

I'm searching for websites which make good use of iconography for a
presentation my companying in giving Monday. If any of you know of any
sites that have solid icons and makes good use of them please forward
me the URLs.


22 Nov 2011 - 10:13am
4 years ago
5 replies

Good online survey tool

Hi there. This is my first post on IxDA!

19 Sep 2007 - 11:15am
Morgan Chang

JOB: Junior Information Architect - New York, NY - Recruiter - Full time

Access Staffing has a phenomenal permanent position with a well-known
New York interactive agency that might have your name on it. We need
motivated individuals who want to use their budding skills in
interactive design, information architecture, and web technology in a
fast-paced creative environment where they can grow.

14 Jan 2007 - 5:13pm
Donna Maurer

IA Summit 2007 - program is available and registration is open

IA Summit 2076 -- "Enriching IA"
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
March 22-26, 2007

The program is up and registration is open! See:

The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for
information architects and for discussion about information
architecture. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.

17 Jun 2008 - 7:53am
7 years ago
6 replies
Chuck Piotrowski

Validity of Hit Counts

One of the organizations I volunteer for get "hit counts" from Go Daddy
for its website (www.rutlandhistory.com <http://www.rutlandhistory.com/>

We are getting about 20,000 hits a month.

How many of these hits can I believe to be searchers, rather than
spiders, etc?

Is there any way to tell?

Thanks for the help!

Chuck Piotrowski

Information Asset Management Program


www.cvps.com <http://www.cvps.com/>

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