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Post(s) tagged with "ui"

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains ⇢

In addition to the critical (in my opinion) subject matter, I like how graphics are strategically placed throughout the article to reinforce elements of the story, and give the user’s eye a break from large chunks of text. The infographics and images also lend to social sharing. A great example of how to treat digital longreads.

So far, the only problem I have with Slate’s redesign is that they have to tell me how to use the site. 
Oh, and that obnoxious ad that gets in the way of it.

So far, the only problem I have with Slate’s redesign is that they have to tell me how to use the site. 

Oh, and that obnoxious ad that gets in the way of it.

To that end designed elements should look like how they behave. Form follows function. In practice this means that someone should be able to predict how an interface element will behave merely by looking at it. If it looks like a button it should act like a button.

- Among the many good reminders from Principles of User Interface Design

Bonobos always gets it right. (And their product is amazing to boot…cut? Pants pun?)
littlebigdetails:

Bonobos - The checkout page shows the credit card date you already entered as a credit card. 
/via Douggles

Bonobos always gets it right. (And their product is amazing to boot…cut? Pants pun?)

littlebigdetails:

Bonobos - The checkout page shows the credit card date you already entered as a credit card. 

/via Douggles

Beautiful app for air travel. lovelyui:

timer on Just Landed

Beautiful app for air travel.

lovelyui:

timer on Just Landed

Not sure what I love more — the UI or that this app exists.
lovelyui:

list on Tierney Conversation Starters App: Summer Edition

Not sure what I love more — the UI or that this app exists.

lovelyui:

list on Tierney Conversation Starters App: Summer Edition

House of Buttons ⇢

Only Web nerds can appreciate this Tumblr. [via]

Error Messages 101

I’m sure you guys know that I’m a sucker for a good error message. This one cracked me up this morning from Firefox.

This somehow took the sting out of losing a handful of tabs (research, too!) when my work computer rebooted on its own last night.

What they did right:

1) Accepted the blame.

2) Employed some personality.

3) Explained the problem.

4) Told me how to fix it.

Most excellent.

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