For the 15th anniversary of Vogue.com noted fashion designer Tom Ford made a list of 15 things that every man should have, which are as follow: A sense of humour. A daily read of a newspaper. A sport that you love and are good at. Tweezers. A good cologne that becomes a signature. A well […]
Via Boris I came across a post on Susan Mernit’s blog called the No Patrol. It is supposed to be a defense of saying “no” to things in the product development cycle, but as I read each bullet point it struck me as actually a brilliant summary of why big companies often fail to create […]
We just made the redesign of WordPress.com live. Watch how when you make your window smaller the tags on the sidebar drop to the bottom.
The Freedom of Fast Iterations: How Netflix Designs a Winning Web Site. I don’t think two weeks is really that fast though, but it’s probably the fastest a big company could possibly move. Startups should be able to ship iterations daily or weekly.
It is now official get out of your RSS reader day. Take a few minutes to check out the new photomatt.net and browse around a bit. This is, I believe, the fifth major iteration of the design here but it’s the first one since 2003. When I last freshened the paint around here it got […]
It’s Friday, so I’m going to take a few minutes to describe the most annoying concept I see espoused by 95%+ of blogs I read, people I talk to, and friends I have. The problem is until you let go, you’ll never be able to build something truly useful to a non-trivial audience. Technology doesn’t […]
Every once in a while someone you hear a story that makes your blood boil. Sometimes it happens to someone you know. Joe Clark has the complete details, but here’s a rundown of the events as I understand them: Noel Jackson redesigns Fleshbot using CSS and XHTML, all in perfectly compliant code. I talked with […]
Proudly announcing the launch of XFN, the XHTML Friends Network, a standardized method for leveraging the HTML rel attribute to describe relationships between people.
It’s over, it’s done. Those of you holding on should wave the white flag as two of the best flexible width sites, Doug Bowman and Dan Cederholm, have thrown in the towel and gone fixed-width without even an entry of explanation, I suppose because the benefits of fixed-width are so obvious no explanation is necessary. […]
Although it’s not at all new, I try to read this great essay by my favorite designer Jeff Zeldman just to keep my perspective fresh. Today I had a long day, and it just seemed right.