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February 13, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Twitter Thursday

And now for a completely subjective selection of interesting tweets in the last week

This is a bit ironic, because it goes against my personal goal of writing and sharing more of my self and I've head such disdain for the overly recycled web lately. One fun thing about having my own website is that I have the option to not care at all - winkyface.

Either way, I hope you enjoyed the next 5 seconds of scrolling!

January 30, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Make time

"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Making Time for Side Projects

By Rachel Andrews on An A List Apart
Rachel Andrews shares some tactics for finding time to dedicate to additional projects, and the motivation to actually work on them.

December 24, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Rockefeller Center (bubbli)

This works best if you're on an iOS or Android device. Chrome and recent Safari are also your best bets. I wouldn't normally include obscure iframes, but this is pretty fun to look at.

Click the speaker icon in the top right corner for some ambient sound. Enjoy!















December 4, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Vertical Media Queries

Vertical Media Queries

by Trent Walton

Mind. Blown.

I don't know where I've been / why I haven't seen this elsewhere! This could lead to some interesting things, or hours of just messing with my CSS. We shall see.

December 3, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Simple Bank: Great UX all over the place

simple-small-applications

Great UX! Let users know when to expect a response, and how to get the urgent help they need, if panicked. It's all about the little big details.

See the notification below my message?
greatux

I could wax on and on about how much I enjoy Simple as a bank, service, and brand... but I'll spare you. If you want to try them out, it's still invite-only, but you can use one of my invites if you like (8 left).

*No, sadly there is no referral bonus in it for me, I just want more people to use it.

November 25, 2013Comments are off for this post.

A Rare Look At The Tunnels Under San Francisco

The idea that there was something literally deeper to explore beneath the white-bread suburbia we lived in utterly captivated my 12-year-old mind.

A Rare Look At The Tunnels Under San Francisco

Photo Essay on: The Bold Italic

November 24, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Link Drop

A sample of what I found interesting this weekend

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November 15, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Maptia – Crossing Iceland

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© Chris Herwig | herwigphoto.com


Maptia is a website that anchors stories to their setting with maps, and in a Medium-like way presents quality content with typography that has room to breath and well-set photography. One such piece that I just read is about the adventurer Alistair Humphreys, and his photographer friend Chris Herwig, trekking across Iceland.

Great adventure tale aside, I love the concept of this site, and it edges dangerously close to something I plan on doing – albeit more map-centric than this.

Just thought I'd share with you.
Maptia
Cheers

November 12, 2013Comments are off for this post.

UX Myth #1

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UX Myth #1


Source: UX Myth #1: People read on the web

I love the UX Myths blog; both as a user and as a User Experience Designer. There are pithy observations about our common behaviors as we interact with the internet, and all of it is supported with research – yay science! I'd like to feature a visual version of each of these excellent "UX Myths" to help promote it.

less than 20% of the text content is actually read on an average web page
Nielsen Study, via UX Myths

In my own work this is something I'm always conscious of during content planning and wireframing. Perhaps I don't give text enough credit, as I design smaller and smaller areas for copywriting to live on web pages, but for the most part I believe that people honestly want to skim, look at pretty pictures, and get to the important information. This is reflected in my work for Mount Gay Rum. I designed their new site to have collapsed content sections and only display the headers. The headers and curated photography are enough to get branding (history, artisanal, sailing, etc.) across, but if you happen to be interested in one of the topics on the site (doubtful), you can click to read about it - otherwise, keep skimming! I operate on the assumption that people will skim, and I seek to facilitate that.

I'm doing that again with a global brand's new site template that has to adapt to a variety of markets, some with a lot of content, and some with very little. In either case, these collapsed headers facilitate skimming so you can get to what you're looking for faster.

October 9, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of cities

Other cities: Istanbul, London, Chicago, Tokyo, San Francisco.