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

Zen Writing Mode on GitHub

24 January 2013

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

10 November 2012

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 Scrolling .vs. Page-flipping

07 March 2010

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 […]

Chrome OS User Experience

19 November 2009

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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