A great investigation into the usability benefits of allowing users to fill in their passwords in plain text.
Major caveat: make sure you still offer the ability to mask passwords too.
I concur completely with Luke’s assessment here. Most password-masking on the web is just security theatre. Displaying password inputs by default (but with an option to hide) should be the norm.
Another responsive design case study. This one’s got numbers too.
Rejoice! For Kevin Cornell’s new book is available to you through the power of print on demand. I’ve ordered mine. And should you.
Aza Raskin on the UI failings of kitchens.
An excellent rebuttal by Steven Pinker to Nicholas Carr's usual trolling.
Yes! Yes! Yes! An excellent fisking of that ridiculous New York Times article that confused problems in the present with data longevity.
A great Fisking by Ben of (very silly, IMHO) morally panicked Guardian article on Foursquare.
Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations).
Follow the adventure of this group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange.
Another beautiful frosty design from the Erskine chaps.
Intrepid adventurer Ben Saunders is off again. This time he aims to to set a new world speed record from Ward Hunt Island to the Geographic North Pole. He is armed with a beautiful website courtesy of Colly and the lads at Erskine.
Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Joel Spolsky’s “Martian Headsets” [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim fisks Joel Spolsky. He's not greedy either: there's still plenty of straw men left in Spolsky's screed for the rest of us to skewer.
Dan is claiming that these notebooks could be moleskin killers. I am intrigued and I do like the nice use of Futura.
Joshua Bell goes busking in the Metro. This well-written article could have been disheartening but, as a former busker myself, I found it downright reassuring.
Kathy Sierra doesn't like Twitter. Join us, Kathy... be a lover, not a hater.
This is priceless... but my iPod feels somehow dirty now.
You can skin Adium using just XHTML and CSS. Who knew?