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IE NetRenderer

25/01/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : IE NetRenderer - Free service from a datacenter in Germany that allows you to check the rendering of any website in IE 5.5, 6, 7, or 8. It's fast — it returned each screenshot for me in about 5 seconds. Screenshot size seems to be fixed at 1024×768, so you [via]

The Big Picture: Inauguration

23/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

admin : The Big Picture: Inauguration - How could I not link to these photos of Obama's Inauguration posted yesterday on The Big Picture? For some reason, despite numerous other photos that were better composed or more striking in their angle, I was really moved by photo #23, and stared at

Redesigning Unit Interactive

23/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

admin : Redesigning Unit Interactive - Andy Rutledge walks through the redesign of Unit. My favorite part of the redesign: their contact form.

Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs - We’re recommending that when teams see users needing breadcrumbs, they look for other holistic design solutions. They’ll need to watch users and see the circumstances leading up to how the need arises. In almost all cases, they’ll find a

A Beautiful UI is Not Always the Best UI

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : A Beautiful UI is Not Always the Best UI - link

Semantics in HTML 5

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Semantics in HTML 5 - John lays down the criticism on they way the W3C is approaching HTML5. He (rightly, IMO) argues that adding new elements is not the way to make HTML5 backwards nor forwards compatible. Toward the end of the article, he suggests that adding new attributes

The MacBook Wheel

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : The MacBook Wheel - Apple introduces revolutionary new laptop with no keyboard. My favorite quotes: Just press both sides of the wheel concurrently, and center-click, and there, you have an alphabetical listing of every file on your hard drive. Everything is just a few hundr

Brilliant water-based eyeglasses for the masses

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Brilliant water-based eyeglasses for the masses - No optician required. (via Jason Fried) link  [via]

Regarding The Personal Web

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Regarding The Personal Web - Dan Benjamin pontificates on the state of blogging and longer-form posts vs. shorter Twitter-like posts. Interesting commentary toward the end that to really participate means having more than one channel or form of contributions. link

Making Modular Layout Systems

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Making Modular Layout Systems - Bookmarking this late. But an interesting perspective into Jason Santa Maria's simple system for creating the dynamic layouts of his recent entries. link

An Event Apart and HTML 5

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : An Event Apart and HTML 5 - Eric goes into detail on why he chose HTML5 for the AEA site, and what some of the differences are compared to what we already know. link

An Event Apart redesigned

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : An Event Apart redesigned - Jeffrey Zeldman details the design of the new AEA site. link

More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out - Jared lays out more defense for why breadcrumbs are a cop-out. link

Articles from Scroll #1 online

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Articles from Scroll #1 online - The full text of articles in John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin's first issue of Scroll Magazine is now online. Includes pieces by Indi Young, Aaron Gustafson, Joe Clark, Ethan Marcotte, Veerle Pieters, and Jeff Veen. link

FontExplorer Pro icons

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : FontExplorer Pro icons - Once again, beautiful work by Jon Hicks on icons for FontExplorer Pro. Plus a look at the sketches and process he went through to arrive at the final results. link

Palm Pre

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Palm Pre - We all thought Palm was dead by now. But check out this new unexpected head-turner they announced today: the Pre. Beautiful industrial design, and the OS and software seem well thought out as well. A soft touch on the design. We'll see how good it is

FoxTab

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : FoxTab - For anyone that uses Firefox (and even if you don’t, this is a good excuse to switch temporarily just for the experience of switching tabs), check out FoxTab, a wicked extension that lets you switch tabs by browsing in multiple 2d or 3d layouts of t [via]

Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store - Interesting shift in what Apple allows into the App Store. Previously, some assumed 3rd-party apps that provided duplicate functionality to the core iPhone apps weren’t allowed. Though somewhere, one of the sources I saw about this story noted that

Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Standards Advisor

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Standards Advisor - An extension for Dreamweaver that validates HTML/CSS, verifies microformats usage, and checks other nuances of standardista fare. It's actually branded with the name of The King™ (of WebStandards). link

Friction (by John Allsopp)

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

doug : Friction (by John Allsopp) - In one of the previously linked articles now available from Scroll Magazine, John writes about the unintended consequences of the web, and it's impact on commerce and events, as well as its facilitation of making the printed word more social. Rather

Making Modular Layout Systems

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

doug : Making Modular Layout Systems - Bookmarking this late. But an interesting perspective into Jason Santa Maria's simple system for creating the dynamic layouts of his recent entries.

An Event Apart and HTML 5

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

doug : An Event Apart and HTML 5 - Eric goes into detail on why he chose HTML5 for the AEA site, and what some of the differences are compared to what we already know.

An Event Apart redesigned

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

doug : An Event Apart redesigned - Jeffrey Zeldman details the design of the new AEA site.

More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

doug : More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out - Jared lays out more defense for why breadcrumbs are a cop-out.

Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

doug : Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs - We’re recommending that when teams see users needing breadcrumbs, they look for other holistic design solutions. They’ll need to watch users and see the circumstances leading up to how the need arises. In almost all cases, they’ll find a

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