These are the things I've written that are tagged "ux"

slick – the last carousel you’ll ever need

A full-responsive, CSS3-enabled, touch-ready, arrow-key supporting, draggable carousel that you can instance with one line. Having built and used probably a dozen different image slider / content carousels this one looks like it covers all of the bases and with minimal markup bullshit. Color me impressed.

Zen Writing Mode on GitHub

Github has added a new “Zen mode” button to all text areas on the site, the clicking of which will grow the writing area to the full window size, hiding the rest of the page, so you can focus on writing without distractions.

Garlic.js

Garlic.js allows you to automatically persist your forms’ text field values locally, until the form is submitted. This way, your users don’t lose any precious data if they accidentally close their tab or browser. Uses localStorage if available, to boot. The author suggests marking up your forms with rel=”persist” and that sounds reasonable enough to […]

Lukas Mathis on Skype 5 for Mac

A downgrade in every sense: Unfortunately, instead of making the Windows version of Skype better, they’ve decided to fix the discrepancy by making the Mac version of Skype more like the Windows version. Always, always, a bad idea.

Lukas Mathis on Scrolling .vs. Page-flipping

In response to a response, he grabs this quote from Kottke: The page flipping animation in the iBooks app though? Super cheesy. It’s like in the early days of cars where they built them to look like horse-drawn carriages. Can’t we just scroll? He says: How is scrolling desirable to the person who is trying […]

The Details Are Everything

A new tumblr created by Me, available from now: The Details Are Everything, sifting the user interfaces and experiences I come into contact with in daily life. It is A) An excuse to write more about semi-work-involved things and B) something I’ve been threatening to do for long enough that I needed to either start […]

Cadence & Slang is a book about interaction design.

Written by Nick Disabato (nickd), soon to be self-published: I’m writing a book called Cadence & Slang, due in late 2010. It’s about interaction design, which is the art and craft of making technology easier to use. There have been many products in the past decade that take generous advantage of good design – the […]

Chrome OS User Experience

Sketched and screenshotted examples of what the Chrome OS (the open source project is called Chromium) is going to look like. The goal is a noble one: An OS that boots super fast (under 10 seconds), gives you instant access to a modern web browser (WebKit) and gets the hell out of your way. I […]

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