Archive for the 'Usability' Category

Email is dead

Friday, October 20th, 2006

At least according to Dave Shea it is:too much spam, and no effective way to deal with it.
The spam has started to flood in recently for me too, and Dave’s post gave me the kick up the jacksy I needed. I’ve dediced to trial Google Hosted Services.
Unbelievable but true, I hadn’t actually used Googlemail before […]

Jakob Nielsen about weblog usability

Monday, October 17th, 2005

It’s been a long time since Jakob Nielsen has written one of his Alertboxes that I found mildly interesting and/or applied to me.
He’s done it though, writing about weblog usability. Even though what he writes is nothing new, it’s a good list of things to consider before starting a blog.

FireFox secrets

Friday, August 5th, 2005

If you use FireFox, learn how to use it properly. Cheah Chu Yeow has written a book about all the features FireFox packs, and this Sitepoint article has a 6 page summary with some very useful tips.

Optimus customizable keyboard

Friday, August 5th, 2005

This keyboard can be customised to languages and / or different software. Each key is a little display that depicts exactly what it controls at that very moment. It has an extra block of keys for fast switching between programs.
For example, if you’re using Photoshop and you hold down the option/control key, every key […]

Google maps isn’t quite there yet

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Google maps UK beta launched recently. And it’s not quite there yet (you might have gathered I think that from the title of this post).
Consider my house: on google, and on streetmap. Not quite the same.
Guess which one’s right. I much prefer the Google interface though, I have to say.

Site speed analyzer

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

A handy tool for analyzing how your pages are performing speed wise.