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Link: The Colour Clock →

July 26th, 2011 2 notes

This is amazing.

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June 24th, 2011

Email list unsusbscribe: A comparison

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June 24th, 2011 2 notes

“Your request has been received, and is being reviewed by our support staff…”

Dear customer support software everywhere,
Can we please lose the autoreply? It does not reflect kindly on your brand.

It does not make me feel like I’m being heard, quite the opposite. And even if you anticipate a long delay before I get a response, don’t say so.

Maybe develop software with a bit of intelligence to wait a few hours, check if I’ve gotten a response, *then* send out a “we’re working on it” note with a little less “robot” behind it.

Thanks,
Sarah

Link: What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming →

June 8th, 2011

Tim Ferris talking about software engineering, with a shout-out to Pivotal Labs and TaskRabbit. We love working with Pivotal and learn a lot every time we do a project with them! There’s some great stuff in here about entrepreneurship and running a startup, too.

Link: The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers →

May 17th, 2011

For the sake of your teammates or clients, please follow these guidelines. I know it takes extra time and you can’t be bothered, but it has a MAJOR impact.

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March 24th, 2011 2 notes

(via Spotify box by Jordi Parra — Rasmus Andersson)

Link: TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests | Threat Level | Wired.com →

March 15th, 2011 5 notes

In a snafu of epic proportions, it seems technicians, when testing radiation levels, sometimes forget a vital part of filling out a form, resulting in a massive calculation error. It looks like this may be a usability problem with the design of the form.

“It would appear that the emissions are 10 times higher. We understand it as a calculation error,” TSA spokesman Sarah Horowitz said in a telephone interview.

Rapiscan, in a letter to the TSA, admitted the mistake and is “redesigning the form” used by its “field service engineers” when surveying the Rapiscan Secure 1000 that is deployed to 38 airports.

“Oftentimes, the FSE will bypass the step of dividing by 10.” …

Design. It’s important.

Link: Apartment Therapy Web Designer Search | Apartment Therapy Unplggd →

February 20th, 2011

Cool job opportunity for NYC web design/developer at Apartment Therapy.

Link: Readability 2.0 is disruptive two ways – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report →

February 11th, 2011

This feels like the most interesting thing to develop on the Web since people started talking about micropayments in the early days of PayPal.

Link: Landmark …On A Long Piece Of String →

February 9th, 2011

Perhaps it’s just perception or that I’m getting old and crotchety but the sheer amount of attention “shiny” gets over actual substance in the web world is disheartening. What happened to original thought? If someone else’s “style” is your secret sauce, you’ve failed, and your clients’ goals may not be far behind.

Word.

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January 24th, 2011 1 note

“This is serious attention to detail. It’s not something people will show off to each other on the bus, or something that you can put on an advert or trumpet on a feature list. It just makes the app a bit quieter and a bit more well behaved. The addition of this extra detail has made the app less visible than if the detail wasn’t there. Lovely.”

How the iPhone mail app decides when to show you new mail | The Invisible

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January 9th, 2011

Infographic of the Day: How the Recession Changed Us | Co.Design

Infographic of the Day: How the Recession Changed Us | Co.Design

(Source: The Atlantic)

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January 8th, 2011 2 notes

How Would You Like Your Graphic Design? | Colin Harman

How Would You Like Your Graphic Design? | Colin Harman

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January 6th, 2011 3 notes

xkcd: Good Code

xkcd: Good Code

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reblogged from Never said about restaurant websites.

January 4th, 2011 13 notes

“Why would anyone want to skip this intro? I think I’ll watch it again.”

— Zero people (via neversaidaboutrestaurantwebsites)

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