A good list of interface guidelines based on real world experience with a mobile phone, an music player and an operating system.
Sunday, August 31st, 2008
Saturday, August 30th, 2008
Friday, August 29th, 2008
Håkon is not happy with the default settings in IE8. Deep in the preferences, "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" is checked.
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Interface elements as fridge magnets. Make prototyping fun!
The classic Kurt Vonnegut short story Harrison Bergeron has been turned into a film. I hope it doesn't suck.
Monday, August 25th, 2008
Screenshots of various log in screens on the iPhone. I think Cindy has been hanging out with Luke W.
Friday, August 22nd, 2008
Magnolia's going Open Source. Soon you'll be able to host and run your own instance of the social bookmarking service.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
"GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) -- In a small nondescript office on West Friendly Ave., a group of designers produces tiny artistic masterpieces that millions of people interact with every day." Nice TV news video clip showing our heroes and their beauti…
Words cannot describe how brilliant this is. In response to a whinging Twitter post I made, Matthew Levine created a bookmarklet to quickly and easily create simple hCards for easy adding to blog posts. It works beautifully.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
The muisc "industry" is clearly populated by asshats who actively enjoy displaying their incompetence and malice.
I'm going to Japan in November to talk about Ajax. I am very excited about this.
Wesley Hodgson liveblogged the talk I just gave at An Event Apart San Francisco — Patterns in the process.
I hope this doesn't pan out: "The dark heroes of Warner Brothers’ “Watchmen,” set for release next March, have a new problem on their hands: A federal judge has ruled that they may belong to 20th Century Fox."
Monday, August 18th, 2008
Follow the fun at An Event Apart San Francisco thanks to the diligent liveblogging of Andrew Mager. The man's a machine!
Here's a great project from Andrew Mager. He takes a little time out at lunch to post a small markup or CSS tip. Over time this builds up into a really valuable resource.
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
Jina's new site is live and quite lovely it is too.
Handheld footage from Imperial Fleet Week in San Francisco.
Friday, August 15th, 2008
A wonderfully informative and useful look at paragraphs styles ...in history and in CSS.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
He's not big and he's not clever but Little Gordon is f*cking funny.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
Brian and Josh are organising a Long Bet style gathering for the day before dConstruct. To participate, choose a timescale and enter your prediction. What an excellent way to kick-start some discussion.
Sunday, August 10th, 2008
A detailed look at the troubled history of George Lakoff, the father of conceptual metaphor.
In a similar treatment to the Pepys blog, the diary of George Orwell is being republished as a blog offset by 70 years.
Saturday, August 9th, 2008
A great explanation of how open technologies like microformats and OpenID enable greater discovery of data.
I never thought I'd find myself linking to and agreeing with a post on TechC*nt but it's good to see somebody pointing out Facebook's hypocrisy with using the password anti-pattern.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
An interactive, collaborative timeline of the history and development of virtual worlds, open for anyone to edit.
There will be an evening games in the foyer of the Clearleft office building on Thursday, August 21st.
Call for Review: Updated WAI-ARIA Specification from Shawn Henry on 2008-08-06 (firstname.lastname@example.org from July to September 2008)
Shawn at the W3C wants feedback on the ARIA working draft, particularly "feedback on host language embedding, that is, how ARIA is implemented in HTML, XHTML, SVG, and other host languages." If you don't chime in now, don't bitch later.
There appears to be a form of synesthesia where people "hear" motion. Watch this video (repeatedly) to test your own sensory perception.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
Ridiculing the empty language of the corporate world one putrid word at a time.
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
A proof of concept browser from Adaptive Path together with Mozilla Labs. This must have been fun to work on.
A good overview of ARIA from the mighty Gez Lemon. There seems to be quite a bit of overlap with some HTML5 ideas here.
Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
Sometimes Apple gets it wrong and Microsoft gets it right. That's certainly the case for users with low-vision.
Friday, August 1st, 2008
A useful collection of frustrations. Find an suitable one to send to a client today.