It’s something I missed at Twitter, where my team was creating advanced interfaces in products for pro users – journalists and social media managers – pretty close to designing for myself. Continue reading
I couldn’t be more excited about my next move. I’m joining the design team at Twitter!
I recently had a mammouth clean-up of my iTunes libraries, which basically involved bringing everything together in one new location on an external HD, and re-importing 10,098 tracks into iTunes (that’s about 59GB of music).
Problem was, I ended up with a few thousand less tracks actually in iTunes than expected, no matter which obvious way of importing them I used. I had tried dropping my content into the “Automatically Add to iTunes” directory, and I’d tried dropping my content from the Finder directly into the iTunes window (each time about a dozen artists per batch, in case it failed half way through). Here’s what finally worked… Continue reading
Estimated reading time: just a minute!
More and more sites are using third party authentication to set up an account or sign in to their services. Typically, I’ve experienced this as “login with Facebook”, but some offer many different login options: Google, Twitter, Open ID, Windows Live… Continue reading
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Earlier this week, the new Government Digital Service published the first user-submitted petitions on the new Directgov “e-petitions” website.
The press duly made a scandal out of nothing by running headlines claiming that as a result, the Government would soon be forced to debate the return of capital punishment.
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
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I’ve spent over a decade creating websites for a living, and only recently have I worked on a project which included some research with disabled and deaf people, observing their online habits and chatting about their needs. This has changed everything. I’m no expert (yet), but I found it fascinating, and hopefully some of the insight I gained will be useful and interesting to you, too. Continue reading