iPad UI Roundup →
graphicpeel: Sebastiaan de With has wrote a wonderful summary of the Apple iPad’s user interface. While I don’t think the homescreen is as slick as my mockup, the rest of the UI is fantastic. Sebastiaan carefully covers the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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To reach the essence of things, all non-essential elements must be eliminated– Dr. Koichi Kawana (via mnmal)
You cannot use it effectively with one hand which in turn means that you need to...– iPad: The Greatest Disappointment in Human History (via azspot) The iPad hate is the tech world’s equivalent of Fox News. Or of these guys: I know, it’s not everything you dreamed of…but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. It doesn’t mean you couldn’t use it to control your entire house in a...
Old World vs New World
stevenf: I need to talk to you about computers. I’ve been on a veritable roller-coaster of “how I feel” about the iPad announcement, and trying not to write about it until I had at least an inkling of what was at the root of that. Before we begin, a reminder: On this blog, I speak only for myself, not for my company or my co-workers. The thing is, to talk about specific hardware (like the...
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own...– ~J.D Salinger (via theimpossiblecool)
This is why it's worth learning about advertising
rinich: A lot of people are asking what Apple’s target market is, and how they’re going to sell this iPad. These people are all stupid. Apple has told us exactly how they’re going to sell it. From Apple.com: Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price. Bam! That’s their selling point! Somebody gets paid lots of money to write that sentence,...
I think it’s pretty safe to say that the next generation of children will never need to learn how to use a mouse and cursor.
Derek Powazek - What I Hope Apple Unleashes... →
On Pricing →
A blog about the pricing of web apps. Very handy right now - we’re about to start charging for LiveStats.
I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client...– Saul Bass (via davidkaneda) (via marco)
To attain knowledge add something everyday, to attain wisdom remove something...– Lao Tzu (via mnmal)
Some people like what you do, some people hate what you do, but most people...– Charles Bukowski (via mnmal)
clientsfromhell: Client: “Well, how big is your computer?” Me: “My, uh… How big?” Client: “Yeah. How big? Is it big enough to handle a big sign?” Me: “Well it’s a newer MacBook Pro so, like I said, I shouldn’t have any trouble.” Client: “No, like how many inches?” Me: “Um, well… It has a 17-inch screen.” Client: “Well that won’t work. We need something that’s thirty or forty inches wide....
iTunes in the Cloud
So the rumours are circulating once again that iTunes may be making its way into the cloud. I believe the recent purchase of Lala, by Apple was purely a talent acquisition - I doubt that much, if any, of Lala’s technology will directly be used within a cloud based iTunes service. The rumours are suggesting, though, that iTunes will copy your entire music collection to the...
The Web is Free
Every time I think about Apple’s intentions, I get both excited and worried. I get excited like the rest of us because Steve always pulls out a device that is jaw-droppingly beautiful, has been thoroughly thought out, and has been slaved over for years. What worries me most, though, as an application developer and distributor (I’m speaking of GoSquared here), Apple is gaining a...
Obligatory Apple Tablet Thoughts →
Apple's January 27 event confirmed.
elliottheis: Apple’s just announced their January 27th event to technology journalists around the world with a new invite reading “Come see our latest creation”. The event will happen on January 27 at 6pm GMT.
MIT Advanced Visual Department
LiveStats 1.2 – Major Changes Under the Hood →
History is Bound to Repeat Itself
benjaminstein: I get secret joy out of watching people speculate about upcoming Apple products. What amuses me is that people have a really hard time innovating themselves, and more importantly, a hard time believing that Apple can innovate. Of the thousands of predictions about the Tablet/iSlate, they pretty much all boil down to two possibilities: a MacBook running OS X without a keyboard or...
Lesson One: Born To Crash « Imaginary Socialite →
bbook: People always ask for tips on crashing. The rules haven’t changed since 2005. 1. Know where you’re going, and dress the part. Don’t wear jeans to a Bergdorf thing. Don’t wear a dress to Hiro. If you’re pretty, overdress to get noticed. If you’re not, underdress to look wealthier. Always carry a small status bag. Always carry a small flask. 2. Learn the names of the hosts; drop them at...
Introducing GoSquared Site Manager →
Since we launched LiveStats we’ve had loads of great feedback from you wonderful members, but some of the same requests kept coming up: you wanted to be able to add and remove Sites in your Account easier and to be able to access and change the details associated with them without having to laboriously email us and complain about it. Site Manager lets you view, edit, add and remove...
Presentations, Keynotes, and Interviews with... →
An awesome resource of some great talks and presentations by the guys at 37signals. I love these guys so much.
Apple Store madness.
lewiskingblog: Apple stores don’t have “no smoking” signs. Legally they need them but they “ruin the design of the store”, so for every apple store in the UK they pay £50 a day to keep their windows sign free. Crazy shit. EDIT: I forgot to include the source, it’s a friend who works in the Apple Store in Norwich, The evidence is the fact that they aren’t actually in the windows.
clientsfromhell: Client “The banner is ok, but we need to do something about the product name, we need to have it in capitals” Designer “But, the text is already in all capitals” Client “Ok, can you make the capitals more capital then?”
ISO50 - The Blog of Scott Hansen » Greg White →
Quote: Aren't you oversimplifying this? Yes. →
I have no doubt I’ll be buying this book very soon: Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-it-yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter)
I have grown to believe it’s better to say less and do more in this game. But as it’s the start of the new year, I would just like to say - we look forward to having a good one. We’re hard at work on LiveStats, and some improvements to Site Management on GoSquared. We want to ensure the Sell Ads platform and applications become available for use soon, but they’re are...