Tag: usability

Users’ Pagination Preferences and ‘View All’

When providing a choice of display options, the computer should almost always respect the user’s stated preference and employ it as the default the next time around. I am amazed at how many sites and applications don’t do this and

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inessential.com – Fantastical and language detection

That is practically the definition of great software, causing your users delight in the everyday workings.

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Subtraction.com – Subscribing to The New York Times

Media companies respect their customers or maybe not.

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My Dinner With Android – Four months with Android: reflections, grievances and some tenuous metaphors bundled up into a weighty tome

That pretty much sums up every bit of experience of Android I’ve ever heard.

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Daring Fireball – The Case for Going Metro-Only on ARM

When I posted the link about Windows 8 being able to run normal desktop apps, I somewhat flippantly said that it “could keep Win­dows 8 from being truly awesome”, this is why.

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Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox – Defer Secondary Content When Writing for Mobile Users

Wikipedia’s mobile version while typically not known for it’s usability is used as a good example of hiding information until needed.

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J-P Teti – The iPad is 99% more open than any other computer

The iPad does more or at least is perceived as doing more, that’s truly is what matters.

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Your Site, Your Design

More content owners are wishing to make it easier for people to share their content in a well meaning attempt to attract more readers, unfortunately I think they are ruining the thing that people are most interested in, the content itself.

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Mike Cane’s xBlog – Windows 7: The Best iPad Seller!

One of the reasons I moved to a Mac was I spent less time doing maintenance to do what I actually wanted to do, I just do it now.

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Cennydd Bowles – End hover abuse now

A reasonable argument for not using hover to to show new information.

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