links for 2009-06-29

links for 2009-06-23

links for 2009-06-21

  • "Dasher is a preference pane and background application that work together to automatically activate Dashboard when your Mac is idle. You can choose the amount of time Dasher waits before activating Dashboard and can easily disable Dasher with a handy checkbox."
  • "Whether it's to pause the player, adjust the volume, skip a track or rate a song, you can do all that and more with simple customizable keystrokes. That's not all. You can even search your iTunes Library or Playlists with a simple keystroke, all without switching to iTunes! "
  • "The RedLaser app lets you search for online prices using Google product search. You can also keep a list of products and send them to yourself or a friend (because sometimes you just need to check things out on a bigger screen.)

    "Our latest version, RedLaser 2.0, has a new mode that lets you scan UPCs in realtime"

links for 2009-06-18

Secrets of Simplicity: rules for being simple and usable (Giles Colborne) »


Giles Colborne’s presentation discusses strategies for simplifying designs. It identifies two new rules for simplicity.

It also looks at why simplicity has become so important in interaction design, whether simplicity and usability are the same thing and exposes some myths about simplicity.

It’s a version of a highly-rated talk from the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) conference in Portland in June 2009.

I’ve added some ’Post-It’ notes so it all makes sense!

UPDATED 18 June 2009: Fixed some of the builds and fonts to improve the appearance.

Secrets of Simplicity: rules for being simple and usable (Giles Colborne) »


Giles Colborne’s presentation discusses strategies for simplifying designs. It identifies two new rules for simplicity.

It also looks at why simplicity has become so important in interaction design, whether simplicity and usability are the same thing and exposes some myths about simplicity.

It’s a version of a highly-rated talk from the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) conference in Portland in June 2009.

I’ve added some ’Post-It’ notes so it all makes sense!

UPDATED 18 June 2009: Fixed some of the builds and fonts to improve the appearance.

links for 2009-06-12

links for 2009-06-11

links for 2009-06-10

  • "Allow as many fixed columns to line up across the viewport. Take excess white space and evenly distribute them to each of the columns to complete the full row. This way the columns will always fit perfectly.

    "And also, It keeps a default fixed width as the base, so that the columns are reasonably within the intended columns sizes while maintaining enough flexibility to accommodate for the expandable viewport."

links for 2009-06-09

links for 2009-06-05