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Success secrets of graphic designer superstars

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Success secrets of graphic designer superstars - Worth skimming through, if even just for the eye candy. But also for each designer’s nuggets of wisdom. Related posts: 10 things a web designer would never tell you Confessions of a designer 30-Second Rule for App Success

Responsive Web Design

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Responsive Web Design - Ethan’s “Responsive Web Design” is an eloquently worded, logical evolution of modern, responsible web design. Related posts: Design A design process revealed Avoiding the Uncanny Valley of Interface Design

An Inconvenient Drop Shadow – Brand New

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : An Inconvenient Drop Shadow – Brand New - Brand New notes the new Google logo. This change was years in the making. We proposed similar changes in 2007. Related posts: All about the brand SXSWi Calendar for all Goodbye, Google

A Book Apart, Home

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : A Book Apart, Home - Started reading an advance copy of HTML5 for Web Designers. As with previous works by @adactio, it’s clear and concise. Related posts: Semantics in HTML 5

You cannot copyright a Tweet

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : You cannot copyright a Tweet - Though this may not completely eliminate liability if a publisher or artist rewraps a whole series of your tweets in a different shell, Zeldman makes an interesting point on the limitations of copyright in regards to short phrases (i.e. tweets): As messag [via]

Accent Folding for Auto-Complete

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Accent Folding for Auto-Complete - Carlos Bueno highlights an oft overlooked aspect of internationalization. His address book auto-complete example at the beginning of the article crystalized the problem for me immediately. The solution he discusses for a fuzzy character match dubbed accen

50 Useful Coding Techniques

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : 50 Useful Coding Techniques - Smashing Magazine rounds up a few tricks for “CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and Forms”. Not everything in here looks useful to me, but I did notice a few gems while quickly browsing through. Bookmarked for later investigation. Related posts: Bl

Looking Back at Google in 2009

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Looking Back at Google in 2009 - A fairly thorough retrospective of Google and the huge impact the company had over the past year. Check out the list of releases and new ideas Google pushed in 2009. Impressive and scary at the same time. I wish the little blip about me leaving earlier th

Better Screen, Same Typography

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Better Screen, Same Typography - Khoi Vinh on Apple’s lack of full commitment to excellent typography, despite creating oft-superior devices seemingly capable of perfection: Steve Jobs’ vision for Apple, repeated in yesterday’s keynote address, posits that the company o

The Death of Depth: Less and Less of More and More

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : The Death of Depth: Less and Less of More and More - Good article on attention spans and what’s affecting them. As any experienced meditator knows, the mind has a mind of its own. Left free to wander, that’s just what it will do. When we manage the infinite demands on our attention by trying to

SFpark

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : SFpark - Concept sounds good. But I’m concerned about more people checking their phones while driving in the city. No related posts.

Taking flight: a new Twitter logo

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Taking flight: a new Twitter logo - I wrote a post for the Twitter blog today on our new bird: Starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. Whether soaring high above the earth to take i

Ball Pool

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Ball Pool - Love what creative minds are producing, no Flash required. Related posts: Cufón

Cranking (by Merlin Mann)

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Cranking (by Merlin Mann) - Merlin writes so beautifully. “And, although I’m confident that I will always think my daughter is The Greatest Thing in the Universe, I’m also all too aware that this feeling will not always be reciprocated in quite that same way or wit

30-Second Rule for App Success

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : 30-Second Rule for App Success - Those of you who saw my talks at either Future of Web Design in NYC, or at Webstock in Wellington may remember a segment where I urged delivering value as quickly as possible. In that segment, I compared the act of taking and sharing a photo with Hipstama

First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out - Go, Ari. In December, he [Ari Ne'eman] was nominated by President Obama to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways of reforming health care, schools, support services and employment policy to make

Avoiding the Uncanny Valley of Interface Design

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Avoiding the Uncanny Valley of Interface Design - From Francisco Inchauste, on the topic of UI that imitates realism: It is so easy to love a certain effect and want to use that everywhere. Not all projects need to have the selections sitting on a perfectly lit wooden bookshelf. On one hand we want to be

The Future of Self-service Banking

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : The Future of Self-service Banking - Spotted this link to an intriguing ATM prototype experiment by BBVA in the comments on Khoi Vihn’s post on ATM design ATMs were first introduced over 40 years ago and since then many features have been incrementally added to the machines, in order t

My Measures & Dimensions

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : My Measures & Dimensions - I just discovered an iPhone app named My Measures & Dimensions that lets you take any photo and quickly draw dimensions on top of objects or spaces in the photo. Typically, I use a piece of scrap paper for this, and end up forgetting to bring it with

Hovers (and power users) still have a healthy future

18/12/2012 @ 18:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Hovers (and power users) still have a healthy future - Ryan Singer on the power of hover states and non-tablet computers: But to the geeky or trained, the desktop is a fount of power and speed. Documents are side by side, text flies from here to there, IMs are answered and dismissed, mockups reloaded, batches

Taking flight: a new Twitter logo

11/10/2012 @ 10:59 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Taking flight: a new Twitter logo - I wrote a post for the Twitter blog today on Twitter’s new bird: Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope

Cranking (by Merlin Mann)

25/04/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Cranking (by Merlin Mann) - Merlin writes so beautifully. “And, although I’m confident that I will always think my daughter is The Greatest Thing in the Universe, I’m also all too aware that this feeling will not always be reciprocated in quite that same way or wit

30-Second Rule for App Success

1/03/2011 @ 17:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : 30-Second Rule for App Success - Those of you who saw my talks at either Future of Web Design in NYC, or at Webstock in Wellington may remember a segment where I urged delivering value as quickly as possible. In that segment, I compared the act of taking and sharing a photo with Hipstama

A friend in need

9/12/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : A friend in need - Below is our friend Brandi, and her 7-year-old son, Luke Johnston. Luke was just diagnosed with cancer for the second time in his life. No 7-year-old should need to know cancer this well. And no mother should need to be faced with such an incredibly chall

First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out

12/10/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out - Go, Ari. In December, he [Ari Ne’eman] was nominated by President Obama to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways of reforming health care, schools, support services and employment policy to

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