The UX of Video Photos

In Harry Potter, all of the newspapers have pictures that move by magic.  The reality is that this magic is pretty much here now.  My inexpensive digital camera takes photos or short video clips.  You … Continue reading The UX of Video Photos

The UX of Chrome 3.0.195 and Ubiquity

Google Chrome is really pushing the envelope in the browser experience.  With their latest build, they added in this cool little feature in their omnibar.  Unlike Internet Explorer and Firefox, the URL bar doubles as … Continue reading The UX of Chrome 3.0.195 and Ubiquity

Great Plan or Great Process

If you had to choose one, which would you prefer?  A Great Plan or a Great Process. A Great Plan is the waterfall approach.  You plan out all the details in advance.  You design everything. … Continue reading Great Plan or Great Process

Embossed fonts

If you have a decent browser (not Internet Explorer), go to FlyOsity.com.  Look closely at the fonts.  They are embossed.  He is using a css line like this: -webkit-text-shadow: rgba(255,255,255,.8) 0 1px 0 This puts … Continue reading Embossed fonts

The UX of Post 1000

Why do we care when we hit milestones? Life is too monotonous. Time flies by if you aren’t careful.  The last 10 years for me has been a blur.  It seems the older I get, … Continue reading The UX of Post 1000

The UX of TargetProcess Do-Over

For a long time now, we have been using TargetProcess at work as our work planning/bug tracking tool.  At first I liked it OK.  Over time I liked it less and less.  At some point, … Continue reading The UX of TargetProcess Do-Over

Office 2010 Official Technical Preview

I had signed up for the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview.  I wasn’t sure how quickly it would work, if at all.  Lo and Behold, I got my invitation pretty quickly.  It actually took me … Continue reading Office 2010 Official Technical Preview

Choose your own fancy font

I have been using font substitution script Cufon for a little while now.  It works really well.  It uses <canvas> to render fonts rather than flash, which is what sIFR does.  Although, sIFR works well, … Continue reading Choose your own fancy font

Purple Cow Email Marketing

What’s a Purple Cow? Seth Godin wrote a book about them.  A purple cow is something remarkable.  People like these kinds of things and they will talk about them and buy them. What is Email … Continue reading Purple Cow Email Marketing

Typography is so much fun

I can’t help myself. I love typography. It makes such a difference. I tried a bunch of fonts from http://www.dafont.com/.  They are organized nicely and have liberal usage policies.  The only suggestion I would make … Continue reading Typography is so much fun