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“Usability” Category

21 Jan 2013 New Year Link Dump
A quick catch-up list.
13 Mar 2012 Bumper Link Dump
A couple of months’ worth.
04 Feb 2011 Web Dev Link Dump
Humans, logos, emails, collisions, sprites and more.
22 Dec 2010 December Link Dump
Pronouns, monoliths, favicons, scrolling, fonts and more.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
23 Sep 2010 September Link Dump
Topiary, games, cookies, comics and more.
17 May 2010 Still Happy With Facebook..?
A matter of trust.
07 Apr 2010 Early April Link Dump
Downloads, zombies, pub lunches, planes, envelopes and more.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
22 Feb 2010 Door Usability FAIL
Not-so-automatic.
11 Feb 2010 ReadUnderstandWeb
Please note: this site is not ReadWriteWeb.
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
26 Jan 2010 Revolting Listeners
thesixtyone’s controversial redesign.
20 Jan 2010 Point and Shoot
First-person shooter game controllers.
23 Dec 2009 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Basketball, trains, cameras, URLs, drops, dolls and more.
03 Mar 2009 Flash Games Finickiness
‘Finickiness’ is a real word, I checked.
23 Sep 2008 Bad Ideas That Refuse To Die
Persistent web site mistakes.
21 Jul 2008 Web Site ‘Entrance Exams’
Keeping out the riffraff.
09 Apr 2008 A Shinier, Tastier Green Apple
An eco-friendly ecommerce redesign.
07 Mar 2008 Early-March Link Dump
Zombies, information, layouts, maps, pi and more.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
23 Jun 2007 Switch to Fast User Switching
No more disputes over that LOLcat wallpaper.
18 May 2007 In a Zen State
Just a brief e-commerce grumble.
03 Apr 2007 Using HTTP Status Codes
Errors for all occasions.
26 Mar 2007 Typing Curly Quotes, Accents, etc. In OS X
Put that Option/alt/funny-symbol key to good use.
08 Mar 2007 License to Phish
Companies that confuse users are helping fraudsters.
10 Jan 2007 iWant1
Yeah, yeah, I’m going on about the iPhone too.
22 Dec 2006 Christmas Wrap-up
Blah, humbug.
18 Dec 2006 Celebrity Scribbles
Jeff Bridges’ idiosyncratic approach to web design.
23 Oct 2006 Password Shouting
A nifty feature for CAPS LOCK USERS.
13 Oct 2006 Telephone Number Usability
Death to (0) !
14 Sep 2006 Tweaking WordPress Page Titles
Improve most themes with a snippet of code.
05 Aug 2006 Perplexing Multiplex
A usability horror movie.
09 May 2006 Domesday Data
The tricky business of archiving information.
01 May 2006 April Link Dump
Dinosaurs, email, stick figures, design, modelling, drums, video, text and clutter.
12 Mar 2006 All Googled Out
No more AdSense and Analytics for now.
04 Jan 2006 Feeds, Icons and Orange
Falling into line with Mozilla and Microsoft.
02 Jan 2006 New Year Link Dump
Clearing out miscellaneous bits’n’pieces.
21 Nov 2005 Analysing Analytics
Giving Google’s new web stats a try.
17 Nov 2005 A Slight Snag With Amazon DVD Rentals
We’re supposed to be good at queuing over here.
16 Oct 2005 Minimal Navigation From Apple
No clutter of buttons on their remote control.
05 Sep 2005 Best Corporate Motto Ever
I quote this one far too often.
04 Sep 2005 Finishing Touches: Useful URLs
The address bar is part of your site’s interface.
14 Aug 2005 Finishing Touches: Presenting Feeds
‘RSS’? ‘XML’? ‘All a bit of a mess’?
26 Jul 2005 “Kids Love Potter, Jerry”
J.K.Rowling demonstrates how not to use Flash.
25 Jun 2005 Sagem PVR6240T Review
A cheap hard disk recorder for UK digital terrestrial broadcasts.
17 May 2005 Unsettled British Weather
BBC TV forecasts now using newfangled 3D technology.
15 May 2005 Rearranging the Weblog Furniture
Just a few unspectacular changes to structure and presentation.
14 Apr 2005 Gmail Basic HTML View
Not as accessible as it should be.
12 Apr 2005 Amazon DVD Rentals
Initial impressions are mostly positive.
19 Mar 2005 Minimalist Menus
Keeping interactive systems simple.
24 Feb 2005 Finishing Touches: Permalinks
Fine-tuning weblog entries’s links.
15 Feb 2005 The Flashy Rodent Dilemma
Should I stick with DHTML when redesigning malevole?
08 Dec 2004 Mistake Number 21?
Hundreds of links to choose from. Great.
02 Dec 2004 Stirring Things Up
Good portal sites spread the fame around a little.
30 Nov 2004 Sorry Walkman
Yet another music player lamb to the iPod slaughter?
20 Nov 2004 Focussing on the Reptilian
The perils of using simplistic market research to make decisions.
15 Nov 2004 “Are We Nearly There Yet?”
A minor Firefox usability grumble.
03 Nov 2004 Submit Yourself to the Button
Yield! Surrender! Give in to authority!

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