I finally read Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. I have long believed in the title of this book as many web applications are much harder to use than they should be. When arguing about usability, I always tell people “pretend that I am an idiot” and then you can talk about real usability… Read More Applying Krug’s Usability Rules To Startups
While the TechCrunch50 conference was occurring, I was watching to see what development oriented tools would appear. At most of these type of conferences, someone always tries to launch some new, exciting and easy way to build applications. This TC50, there was one company that looked interesting, FluidHTML. FluidHTML does have some interesting technology, and… Read More Application Development May Never Be Easy
One of the application development blogs at Forrester had a post recently that got me thinking. The basic idea is that application developers do not focus on the user experience much, and generally do not have much knowledge of how to build a nice user experience. However, in the current state of the web you… Read More Building An Application Is Like Building A Table
This morning I noticed that my Twitter home page looked a little different. Please ignore my choice in color schemes, as I tend to like the dark background I have. If you look closely at the image, or click to see the full size image, you will notice several differences: The search bar is no… Read More Is Twitter Testing New Designs?