Tags: laptop

New Rule: Every Desktop Design Has To Go Finger-Friendly (Global Moxie)

Josh takes an-depth look at the navigation design implications of touch/keyboard hybrid devices, coming to a similar conclusion as Luke and Jason:

Unfortunately, the top-of-screen navigation and menus of traditional desktop layouts are outright hostile to hybrid ergonomics. Tried-and-true desktop conventions have to change to make room for fingers and thumbs.

Want to test for a hybrid device? Tough luck. Instead, argues Josh, the best you can do is assume that any device visiting your site could be touch-enabled.

LukeW | Responsive Navigation: Optimizing for Touch Across Devices

Luke and Jason have done some excellent research (and put together some demos) into how the placement of navigation could be optimised for touch screens of all sizes. Turns out that the “standard” convention of having navigation along the top is far from ideal on a touch-enabled device.

A Democracy of Netbooks

The bottom-up appeal of netbooks in all their cheap, crappy glory.

Silicon Valley meetings go 'topless' - Los Angeles Times

A report on the growing trend of banning laptops from meetings. We never have laptops at the Clearleft Monday morning meetings but it wasn't a policy: it's just common sense/courtesy.

Huckleberry

A clever little periscope-like device that allows you to use your Macbook's iSight facing outwards.

One Laptop Per Child -- XO Giving

Buy a laptop for a child in the developing world and you get one for yourself.

Orbicule | Undercover

An interesting product designed to catch the thieves after your Macbook gets stolen.

MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.

Apple - MacBook

The successor to the iBook is here and it looks sweet.