Archive: September, 2012

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

NoPassword

I like this passwordless log in pattern but only for specific use cases: when you know that the user has access to email, and when you don’t expect repeat “snacking” visits throughout the day.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Don’t confuse design testing with device testing — Stuff

Andy makes a good point here, point out the difference between device testing and design testing:

When I’m designing, it’s incredibly important for me to quickly gain an affinity with how my design feels when I hold it in my hands.

These are not device testing issues, they are design questions and there’s a huge difference between how an interface feels to use on a smartphone size display and whether the HTML, CSS and Javascript actually works on any particular make or model.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Lab Up!

This looks like a great idea: a centralised place for listing open device labs (and hopefully getting some sponsorship from device manufacturers).

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Max CSS

I like this suggestion. If you’re using minified CSS in production, it would be a nice gesture to have an easily-discoverable unminified version for people to view source on.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

dConstruct 2012 – Our positions of power

This is my favourite write-up of dConstruct so far. I love that way that, rather than simply giving a linear description, Laura weaves together the implicit strands that were running throughout the day — a very thoughtful, considered approach.

And how about this for an opening line:

After a weekend of reflection, I’ve decided that dConstruct 2012 had the best talks of any conference I’ve ever attended.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Bruce Lawson’s personal site  : Scooby Doo and the proposed HTML5 element

Bruce’s thoughts on the proposed inclusion of a “content” or “maincontent” element in HTML5.

Personally, I don’t think there’s much point in adding a new element when there’s an existing attribute (role=”main”) that does exactly the same thing.

Also, I don’t see much point in adding an element that can only be used once and only once in a document. However, if a “content” or “maincontent” element could be used inside any sectioning content (section, article, nav, aside), then I could see it being far more useful.

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Saturday, September 1st, 2012