I think these are great habit-forming ideas for any web designer or developer: a day without using your mouse; a day with your display set to grayscale; a day spent using a different web browser; a day with your internet connection throttled. I’m going to try these!
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Jason breaks down the myths of inputs being tied to device form factors. Instead, given the inherent uncertainty around input, the only sensible approach is progressive enhancement.
Now is the time to experiment with new forms of web input. The key is to build a baseline input experience that works everywhere and then progressively enhance to take advantage of new capabilities of devices if they are available.
Friday, January 4th, 2013
A great piece by Jason analysing the ever-blurring lines between device classes.
Mind you, there is one question he doesn’t answer which would help clear up his framing of the situation. That question is:
What’s a web app?
Monday, October 18th, 2010
An excellent little rant by Cennydd that I agree with 100%: hovering does not demonstrate user intent.
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
A timely reminder: don't hide information behind mouseover events.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Amazon is AB testing their next design iteration. Bye, bye tabs (yay!), hello fly-out menus (boo!).