Category Archives: Design

Good design: The ten commandments of Dieter Rams

Good design: The ten commandments of Dieter Rams. He was a designer at Braun forever. Read these and obey. It’s mostly relevant to industrial designers, but designers of all things can take stuff away from the fundamentals of what he’s talking about here. via Kottke

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Camino 1.0.3 vs Firefox 2.0

I have always had Firefox on my computer and used it for development, but it always felt too slow for everyday browsing. So I gave it up for Safari, then I gave Safari up for Camino (a while back I raved about Camino and listed reasons why I switched), Firefox 2.0 was released recently and […]

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Redesign: Where to put post dates and categories?

One of the little decisions I get to make is where to locate the date and/or time of a post and its corresponding categories. One option, place all that meta-info near the top/title. A second option is to put all that meta-info after the main text of the article – at the bottom. Another option […]

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Redesign: Wireframes: Not Done

It seems that applying the traditional site building process to my own microscopic piece of the web is proving difficult. I am finding that I alone have to make the multiple little decisions that go into every site. This should not be a suprise to me, but it is. I thought that this process would […]

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So I have had the urge to redesign this site again. I am using WordPress‘ default theme (Kubrick) with my own banner image and some small changes for Flickr and the location of the main blog’s name/header. I am not sure what compels me to do this. I have only limited time, and my time […]

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CBC Redesign has redesigned and it even almost validates. When I checked, the site only threw a couple of small validation errors for non-SGML characters, but overall it is impressively executed. It is still usable. The new page layouts and visual design solved many of the old site’s problems. The only critique that I have is […]

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Stock Photography Clichés

Funny. Well, at least I thought so.

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Microsoft iPod Redesign

This link was found on Zeldman. Very funny.

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I wish the iPod Nano had Autofill

I completely agree with this guy who wants the same thing. I have wondered why Apple did not do this earlier. And now that they have the 1GB Nano out, it’s even more reason to implement this feature. Please, pretty please.

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Joel on Software on Design

I must gush over what Joel Spolsky is doing on his blog. He is delving, once again, into the world of design. His writing is clear, concise, sometimes even humourous, but always exceptionally readable. Thus, his take on the design of everyday and not-so-everyday things is a must-read (did you notice and did your jaw […]

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