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Posts in the Thinking & Seeing category

“Jack Bishop and I gave a presentation at BK.js a few weeks ago about progressive enhancement for the mobile web (thanks Marco Carag!) During the Q&A, someone asked “With all this diversity and inconsistent/shaky support for this Javascript for mobile browsers, why don’t we just rely more on HTML?” EXACTLY. Yet it was asked as a question.”

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“With the release of his latest standup special Live at the Beacon Theater, comedian Louis C.K. went straight to his core audience with a cheap, easy-to-stream and easy-to-download distribution strategy. He asked interested viewers to pay just $5 via PayPal and in exchange they were given access to two streams of the show and two downloads of the show.”

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Author/designer/genius-kinda-guy Mark Boulton puts forth the proposition that responsive design is creating a new canon for web designers and developers. In the real world, responsive design is nothing new. Products adapt to our needs. Technology monitors local environments to adjust lighting, temperature and even physical spaces. But what about web? In designing with words, the […]

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I just saw this in WFYI’s tweetstream – “Interested in designing the official WFYI Mobile App?? Here’s the link to details. http://www.wfyi.org/rfp_MobileApp_2011.docx.“ It links to an RFP for a pretty full-featured web app. I’m going to post it in full here, just in case you don’t want to hassle with the Word doc. WFYI is […]

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Quite an interesting read from UX Magazine. Here’s a taste: Looking at the next five years, the role of interface design will only increase in importance as companies compete to win market share worldwide. Ease of use is essential to winning hearts, minds, and customers. With consumer product companies in heated competition, I anticipate a […]

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Things To Avoid

According to Wikipedia, here is a list of products endorsed by Billy Mays. I think “Buddy Putty” is my favorite product name. It conjures up lots of crude mental images… Aquapel Awesome Auger, Ground Aug, Weed Auger, and Power Extender gardening tools Bedazzler Big City Slider Station Black Swan Furniture Bloomin’ Onion Maker Buddy Putty […]

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Free editor Notepad++ hit the 5.0 mark this past weekend, and it certainly is speedier. I was rumbling along on v4.8 for the past few months, so I got the benefit of two release cycles with my upgrade. Here’s what I get to work with now: v5.0 enhancements 1. Improve Notepad++ performance – on startup […]

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