- Listing “customer personas” instead of features improves CTR by 200%
- It’s often the little things that make the biggest impact. No new design. Same functionality. Just a tweak in messaging.
- PearWords Startup Resources
- How Paywalls Are Changing News Organizations’ Social Media Strategies
- Most interesting just for its brief synopsis of the different pay models various traditional news organizations are trying online.
- A collection of thinking and proof of concept on the mobile Web.
- Top 10 Mobile Internet Trends (2/11)
- Lots of great data and trends from Matt Murphy and Mary Meeker.
- Design Principles
- Jeremy Keith shares his vast collection of assorted design principles.
- f8 Conference Badges
- A whole-scale re-consideration of what a conference badge is.
- Comic Sans Criminal
- A concise history and explanation of why you probably shouldn’t be using comic sans for *that*. Sweet presentation, too.
- Measure Anything, Measure Everything
- A peek behind the curtain of the Church of Graphs.
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It’s been a long time since our last “sweet links”–too long. So let’s get to it!
- In anticipation of the pending release of Firefox 4, this CSS3 demonstration shows off the power of transitions. Until FF4 is released, check it out in Chrome or a similarly capable browser.
- Apple’s Role in Japan during the Tohoku Earthquake
- We love their products, but it’s behavior like this that can make you love a company.
- Configuring the Viewport
- An enormous amount of detail about the “viewport” in Safari on assorted platforms and how to make it play nice with your site or application.
- Open Source Ampersands
- Exactly what the title says: Mark Pilgrim put together a page of single-character ampersand fonts that can be used on the Web. Because…
- How an Illinois Rest Stop Inspired a Web Page
- The folks at 37Signals remind us that inspiration can be found anywhere in life.
- If an App Is Your Content Strategy, You Are Doomed
- Bloomberg takes a look at newspapers and magazines that considered the iPad their savior.
- Storyboarding iPad Transitions
- Greg Nudelman walks through the amazing detail of iPad (and iPhone) animations and shares his thoughts on how to document their design for developers.
- How To Build A Mobile Website
- This deep dive from Smashing Magazine includes a lot of often-overlooked details of implementing a mobile website.
- Progressive Signup: A Better User Signup Process
- QuietWrite segments their users by step of the sign-up process to provide a low-effort account creation flow.
- This Shell by the Gamits
- Similar to what the Arcade Fire did a while back with incorporating video and HTML5, this hit the webs recently. It was created by some very cool folks at Legwork Studios as well as the Denver band, The Gamits.
- Controlling text size in Safari for iOS without disabling user zoom
- 456 Berea Street takes a look at the intricacies of text scaling and orientation changes on iOS.
- iOS Icons Made in Pure CSS
- A stunning collection of iOS icon replications made purely with CSS. Be sure to use a webkit browser to check these out.
- Mashable runs down Mozilla’s expansion of their School of Webcraft to 30 classes.
- Five UX antipatterns to avoid when designing Log-in & Registration areas
- Harry Brignull uses real-world examples to remind us what NOT to do when designing log-in and registration flows.
- Apple engineer re-creates ancient computer with Legos
- I remember using a computer to control Lego models back in school. Now the computer itself is made of Legos!
- Mies van der Rohe Society
- An appropriately stunning website for one of history’s greatest designers.
- Telescopic Text
- A new take on “progressive reveal”.
- iPhone and iPad now support TrueType font embedding. This is huge.
- Jeffery Zeldman offers a quick run-down on TrueType support in iOS 4.2.
- Elsewhere in the iOS Fonts world…
- iOS Fonts tries to maintain a list of the fonts supported on the iPhone and iPad.
- Google and Microsoft cheat on Slow-Start. Should you?
- Ben Strong provides some interesting investigation on how Microsoft, Google and others violate RFC-3390 to decrease page load time.
- Editorial SEO: Get an introduction and best practices.
- An overview of SEO tactics for writers and editors by Rob Flaherty.
- Why professional logo design does not cost $5.
- Jacob Cass explores what kind of logo you can get at what cost.
- Design for content management systems.
- Smashing Magazine offers some tips on optimizing your website design for a content management system.
- Find your way with static maps.
- Guidance from 24 Ways on implementing static maps using the same techniques you use for dynamic maps (and why you might want to do such a thing).
- University websites do it all.
- Based on our experience in the higher-education space, XKCD hit close to home.
- Review the history of CSS Resets.
- It doesn’t seem like CSS Resets have been around that long, but Michael Tuck starts a three-part series on them with a great history.
- Ben the Bodyguard brings news.
- Awesome site introducing a forthcoming app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
- Chrome 7 overtakes IE7 to become the world’s third most-used browser.
- Sitepoint’s latest data shows that Chrome is rapidly gaining usage.
- Firefox Live streams warm fuzzies.
- Finishing up with the cutest additions to the Web community this week, courtesy of the Mozilla Foundation.
- A facetious series of observations, documenting coding practices often employed on corporate websites.
- Making Ads That Whisper to the Brain
- The New York Times reports on the integration of neuroscience into the advertising world.
- Netflix Usage
- LukeW offers up the latest usage statistics for NetFlix including a fascinating note that NetFlix accounts for 20% of U.S.-based, downstream internet traffic at peak times.
- Why Facebook badly needs Steve Jobs
- An assessment of Facebook Messages and the opportunity that Facebook [may have] missed.
- Steve Jobs: The Top & Bottom
- Another entry from LukeW summarizing a John Sculley interview with Steve Jobs. A concise realization of the top-to-bottom approach that makes Steve Jobs so exceptional.
- Apple Destroyed Products
- A gorgeous gallery of destroyed Apple products. The patterns, colors, and textures in here are marvelous. (I’d link to the English version, but the UI needs a little help there)
- Griffin Snap
- A simple, imaginative re-use of another company’s product.
- 20 things I learned about browsers and the web
- Google’s web book does an outstanding job of describing both the basic and complex components of the internet and web browsers in a very clear fashion.
- 10 Times more Google Apps
- Google has released a multitude of new apps into their Google Apps suite. We use Google Apps and are excited to see what opportunities these present us!
How content strategy, IA, and technology play a part in CMS selection and design: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/strategic-content-management/
We’re not quite sure what to make of this one, but it’s an interesting exercise in…something: http://art.yale.edu/
Yesterday was World Usability Day: http://www.worldusabilityday.org
Google launched Instant Preview: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/beyond-instant-results-instant-previews.html (a topic on which we had some thoughts)
Windows Phone 7 launched in the U.S.: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/windows-phone-7-now-on-sale-in-the-us/
And it took only days for some to proclaim it a failure: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/11/windows_phone_7/
The week’s final big release was of jQuery 1.4.4: http://blog.jquery.com/2010/11/11/jquery-1-4-4-release-notes/
Just a few links this week: some oldies-but-goodies and an interesting new jQuery plug-in:
Make and receive calls in your Web browser with the jQuery Phono API: http://www.phono.com/
Yahoo! research on site optimization tools and techniques: http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/
Don’t forget the offline world when building your social media campaign: http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/technology/article/5-ways-to-promote-your-social-media-efforts-offline-sarah-kessler
HTML5-compatible video on the Web, October 2010: http://blog.mefeedia.com/html5-oct-2010
Preview of Adobe’s Edge prototype tool for HTML5: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adc-presents/preview-of-the-edge-prototype-tool-for-html5-/
Need a lot of GUIDs fast? Online GUID Generator: http://www.guidgenerator.com/online-guid-generator.aspx
Smashing Magazine’s Review of popular Web font embedding services: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/20/review-of-popular-web-font-embedding-services/
UX Matters’ take on Designing for Different Screen Sizes: http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2010/10/going-mobile-designing-for-different-screen-sizes-promoting-your-mobile-app.php
iScroll – provide content scrolling inside a fixed-size element in iOS: http://cubiq.org/iscroll
Detailed, step-by-step write-up on developing for Android: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/25/get-started-developing-for-android-with-eclipse/
Tips on negotiating project budgets from Happy Cog’s new Cognition blog: http://cognition.happycog.com/article/bloodhounding-budgets
Particularly topical for us: Managing iPhone app data (and more) with Drupal: http://www.drupalove.com/drupal-video/drupalcon-sf-2010-developing-apps-iphoneipadandroid-using-drupal
Cool new CSS techniques from Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/12/50-new-useful-css-techniques-tutorials-and-tools/
Nice tutorial on getting started with the canvas element in HTML5: http://sixrevisions.com/html/canvas-element/
Interface design techniques for mobile devices: http://designreviver.com/tips/8-useful-interface-design-techniques-for-mobile-devices/
37Signals notes on building for mobile webkit: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2603-heres-what-weve-learned-about-doing-ui-for-mobile-web-apps-with-webkit
Great overview of putting together editorial calendars and style guides for your blog: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/30/the-importance-of-consistency-using-editorial-calendars-and-style-guides/