I’ve starred a bunch of libraries on Github lately and look forward to giving them a spin when I get a chance. Anyone played with any of these yet? Stately Stately is a symbol font that makes is easy to create a map of the United States using only HTML and CSS. Each state can […]
First, I would go read these two articles. The first one, by Brad Frost, identifies many of the problems and traps of creating mockups with Photoshop. The Post-PSD Era. The second, by Dan Mall, points out where the root of this problem lies. The Post-PSD Era – A problem of expectations I’m going to agree […]
I reprised my talk from WordCamp Boston 2012 at the 17th DC jQuery Meetup. It wasn’t recorded, but you can check out: The slides from my presentation A post where I go over most of the content I covered in the presentation You can also watch my previous presentation below.
In the process of Error -> Recognition -> Adjustment, we must do two things: Provide helpful error responses throughout the application Make errors seem less like failures on the user’s end and more like cues for adjustment. via Failing Gracefully | UX Magazine. All the great advice I ever read about dealing with user errors […]
architecture is the art of simplification.complexity arises from failure to grok the big picture and lack of ownership. or incompetence. — the tao of stoo (@the_tao_of_stoo) July 31, 2012
If the user is rather more ‘experienced’ in life and on the other side of middle age, it’s quite easy for us to attribute an error to their age rather than say their actual cognitive ability. But is there actually any science here? Or is it all ageist garbage? via 4 ways to support an […]
A basic overview of Curl, Siege and Ngrep, all tools that come in handy for web devs. Invaluable command line tools for web developers.
We all have a workflow. In fact, we all have many of them. Human beings are creatures of habit. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman describes our use of intuition to remember the steps in our workflows and the order of our workflows. When we wake up, we get out of bed, […]