People have been asking me about my downsizing, amazed that we would get rid of all our books, clothes and empty our living room of all the furniture. Their eyes get even bigger when I say we are looking to go from the 1000sq ft. home we are in now to something around 700. ButContinue reading “It is tiny houses all the way down…”
Derek Wilson, a Career Development Practitioner with the Neil Squire Society, visited the Okanagan Developer’s Group yesterday to discuss with local devs accessibility online and on mobile. He gave us a demonstration of various assistive technologies such as VoiceOver and the Rotor on iPhone, and JAWS a popular (and expensive) screen reader application. It wasContinue reading “Resources for Web and Mobile accessibility”
MLS FAIL: A tale of two many plugins I wanted to hear MLS Commissioner Don Barber speak about BC Place but I ended up getting a terribly unhelpful message to install Flash, with no fall back. Not very good design at all. So I fired up Chrome to watch the video only to be deniedContinue reading
“We meet again, Papyrus!” (cf. @zeldman Screencap from Motion 5 features page.
Yesterday’s was a great episode of Hypercritical by @siracusa about Apple’s (lack of) UI consistency. This topic struck a cord with me as someone who spends their days teaching new computer users. As a teacher, my gut reaction is to hate apps that do not follow the HIG. I understand Tog‘s argument about GUI quote-unquoteContinue reading “The HIG is undead”
Jony Ive on the 20th anniversary Mac… with hair! Apple has been producing these long production videos long before the Unibody MacBooks. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Excellent artwork from this Economist article about Apple vs. Google. Fave quote: Tony Curtis, who died in October, was buried with his iPhone, like a pharaoh anxious to update his Facebook status from the afterlife.
cameronmoll: Josh Duck put together a nicely designed table showing the 104 elements currently in the HTML5 working draft and two proposed elements. Bonus: Enter the URL for any site to see which elements are used, such as colosseotype.com. Periodic Table of the (HTML5) Elements
Final word on the Gap logo. (See also Gap, Undo.)
It’s interesting how a lot of companies try to copy Apple but never seem to get it right. This is yet another example of Apple’s obsessive attention to detail. … Flood Lite: Apple’s Attention to Detail