Digital Web magazine has started a new column about information architecture. The inaugural column gives a good history of information architects' role in the Internet as it exploded in the late '90s. David Wertheimer's column this month is also worth a read.
The folks at WebWord stumbled upon Holovaty.com and have been discussing my DHTML-based comment system from a usability standpoint. Some like it, some don't. What do you think? Does the comments box need a more obvious "close" button? Is the on-the-fly comment view annoying or hard to use? Right now, I've set it to dynamically load comments when there are four or fewer; otherwise, clicking "Comments" will load a new page. Has that confused anyone? I'm always interested in hearing what readers have to say.