Posts filed under ‘Design and Usability’

The Mojave Experiment… It Doesn’t Really Suck That Much

For those that haven’t switched to a Mac yet here are some stats that might wow you from the Mojave Experiment website:

  • Vista is 60% less likely to get infected by Malware than SP2… Mac is about 0% likely
  • Windows Vista is compatible with 200 Security programs… I don’t need a single one… I have a mac
  • 37% of vista users say they are “somewhat likely” to recommend it to others
  • 46% of current Windows users said they are somewhat satisfied with Vista

For some reason I’m not really itching to give Vista another look.

August 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm Leave a comment

How to Size Text in CSS

One of the most practical articles you’ll read in a while on CSS was published in A List Apart this week: How to Size Text in CSS. Alhamdulillah I’ve been struggling with trying to figure out which way to size CSS texts.

November 24, 2007 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

NYC Subway Compasses

NYC started a pilot program to place wayfinding “compasses” outside of Subway stations.

Design + Geography + NYC = I LOVE!

November 20, 2007 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Being Kind to Widows and Orphans

No, this is not one of those charity posts.
It’s all about my favourite plugin. Imagine a plugin that could improve
the typography of your page with no complicated setup. Controlling type
online can at times be difficult. However, things have just gotten a
whole lot easier with the release of the Typogrify plugin.

November 19, 2007 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Better Web Forms: Redesigning eBay’s Registration

Garret Dimon explains how to design Better Web Forms by slightly redesigning eBay’s Registration.

Too many designs fail the squint test that Mullet & Sano pushed over and over again in Designing Visual Interfaces. Dimon shows a quick and simple way to do it through Photoshop.

November 19, 2007 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

CSS Fix to Screen Readers Ignoring “display:none”

456 Berea St summarizes a solution to the problem of screen readers ignoring “display:none”.

November 19, 2007 at 7:08 am Leave a comment

Rebranding of FOWA

Ryan Nichols gives an overview of their rebranding of FOWA (Future of Web Apps). The breathless result was not by accident, but was very process driven. Great work.

September 10, 2007 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

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