WPMU Dev – Terrible Usability

As with much blogging this screencast is born of a rant about how WPMU Dev disrespects paying customers with their stupid WordPress admin notifications. After all the stuff that flies around about them plus the terrible usability and the long on promise short on delivery stuff regarding their plugins in their forums I’m not a […]

WordPress Menu UI

Today we’ve just got a quick comment on how I think the WordPress menu UI could be improved.

No I Don’t want to mailto:

Mailto: links are terrible. You know the ones that open your desktop email client and fill in the email for you so you can ‘contact’ whatever site has this terrible usability. Let me back track a bit, some mailto: links are terrible. The ones that really get my hate on are not the ones that […]

Seriously: Just Build Applications and Interfaces that Work

The problem So here I sit with a wonderful copy of CS4 running on my machine. I would love to scan something into my lovely version of Photoshop but unfortunately I can’t. Why is it, you ask, that I can’t scan something directly into Photoshop CS4? Well it seems that there is no official TWAIN […]

Captcha Sucks But I’m Lazy So it’s Your Problem

Hidden under the guise of making your life less troublesome by limiting spam on your site lurks a hurdle. It’s a hurdle that brings no end of frustration to users. A stabbing pain in the eye of users and what does it gain us but a few precious seconds of our days. The Issue We’ve […]

Don’t Get Your Design’s Stuck on Language

I’ve been designing lots of e-commerce projects lately and a theme I’ve been finding in the designs is the buttons. Specifically the implication of buttons. We’ve all seen buttons on store that say “Add to Cart” or “Purchase” or whatever but does the simple word convey enough meaning? The Thoughts I am more and more […]

What Type of Experience Do You Provide

The Issue Working in the web industry means there is lots of news to follow. Tons of new developments all over that you are expected to keep track of. If you don’t keep track of the latest developments you can quite quickly find yourself using outdated techniques. I use Google Reader to organize all my […]

Designing for Small Screens

Netbooks are becoming very popular today because of the price and the true needs of 90% of the computing population. Most people are just checking their email, getting on Facebook, tweeting a bit and maybe wordprocessing. Most people don’t need anywhere near the horse power provided by fullsize laptops and desktops. Even for myself the […]

Bad Forms Provide Bad Feedback

Lately I’ve been looking at my site and coming up with a few pain points that I’d like to address with some small redesigns of the site. My footer contact form (and it’s ‘contact page’ counter part) are two items I would like to address. While they aren’t bad they could definitely use some refinement. […]

5 Blogs for Web Designers to Follow

Nettuts Nettuts is part of the Envato network. Nettuts covers all sorts of web design and development. Everything from WordPress to posts on Coldfusion. Articles are well written and frequent. A List Apart Published by Happy Cog A List Apart covers all topics dealing with web design. From usability to introductions to Ruby on Rails. […]