What are our designs telling users to do when we bury a 12px font-sized river of text in a sea of animated banner ads, sensationalist flat belly links, and fixed positioned social sharing widgets? In my mind, if users leave they’re just doing what the design told them to do because all the crufty noise [...] Continue →
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I want to write a cookbook. A beautiful cookbook, with nice paper and a nice cover on it, and with lots of black & white pictures and colour pictures with lots of nice muted texture like the ones from VSCO like this amazing one here. I want to make this cookbook because I want to [...] Continue →
I’ve been using Apple’s native Mail app for as long as I’ve been using Macs. I got wind of a new email client last week and I wanted to share. I’ve really been liking Airmail. It’s just $1.99 in the App Store, which I think is the perfect price for large-scale adoption. The one thing [...] Continue →
The latest Crome Canary comes with a few minor tweaks to search interface. The missing search bar being the most notable. The most interesting thing for me is the search menu (Web, Images, Maps, and eventually, More). It’s interesting because there’s room on that bar to fit more (between “Search tools” and the gear icon [...] Continue →
The agony of learning: You sign up for Codecademy. You spend 3 months deciding between Python and Ruby, because you heard Django was more powerful or something but Rails had better community support or something. You in fact have no idea what that means. You maybe do a tutorial or two. Oh wait, I should [...] Continue →
You WordPressers will know about the Dvorak keyboard layout, but others might not. You can read the seminal piece from WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg on why you might want to switch. I won’t get into any of it here, but will say that I’m switching for the potential ergonomic improvements. I just wanted to keep [...] Continue →
Great story on Google’s evolving design language and the team behind it. We all benefit from better design. theverge.com/2013/1/24/3904… — Doug Bowman (@stop) January 24, 2013 The last line of this tweet hit me right in the face today. We all benefit from better design. I guess I’ve never really thought about it before, but [...] Continue →