Archive: September 1st, 2019
inessential: NetNewsWire 5.0 Now Available
The best RSS reader ever is back. This makes me happy.
Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly
Ignore the clickbaity headline and have a read of Whitney Kimball’s obituaries of Friendster, MySpace, Bebo, OpenSocial, ConnectU, Tribe.net, Path, Yik Yak, Ello, Orkut, Google+, and Vine.
I’m sure your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is perfectly safe.
Bandstands: The industry built on Victorian social engineering - BBC News
As a resident of Brighton—home to the most beautiful of bandstands—this bit of background to their history is fascinating.
Replying to a tweet from @pavelloz
An excellent suggestion!
Less… Is More? Apple’s Inconsistent Ellipsis Icons Inspire User Confusion - TidBITS
The ellipsis is the new hamburger.
It’s disappointing that Apple, supposedly a leader in interface design, has resorted to such uninspiring, and I’ll dare say, lazy design in its icons. I don’t claim to be a usability expert, but it seems to me that icons should represent a clear intention, followed by a consistent action.