I work on a Mac and often times I won’t test in IE until I have a sizable chunk of the coding completed. There’s a benefit and a curse in this. The upside to this mode of working is that I can just concentrate on writing web-standards code and let my creative drive (along with a healthy dose of caffeine) fuel my push to complete what I’m currently working on. The downside is that I can sometimes run into issues with my sites not working in IE that could have been easily zeroed in on if I had been regularly testing throughout a project.
Information architecture sits at the core of great web design and, sadly, is often overlooked on small and medium sized websites. What follows is a brief overview of what IA is and some tips on how to apply it’s core principals into your existing work-flow so you end up with better organized, more user-friendly websites.