Just got my Spigen – Reventon Yellow Bumper after a lot of slip and falls which seem to be unavoidable for the iPhone 5 being thin and light. And there is no doubt that this makes the iPhone 5 actually look a bit better (as far as bumpers go), though I am a fan of [...]
Four Slice toaster by De’Longhi
This is probably the Toaster I would want. Very retro. At the same time has ample amount of knobs and dials to keep me busy while the toast gets done. And look at all that chrome. Shiny! Picked it up from 5 of the best toasters by The Telegraph
Using pop up messages for a new user is a good way to take them through the learning curve
Its possible that you have created some revolutionary in your app and you want your users to give it a try but your previous version was, lets say, mundane and didn’t really move way from the usual path, in that case its a good idea to include some quick tips on your feature enhancements with [...]
Cool iPhone Wallpapers
http://www.iphonehdwallpapers.net This is one place where you will probably find most of the cool iPhone wallpapers, neatly tagged browsing, categorised properly, with iPhone 5 compatible wallpapers highlighted with a visible tag on them.
Google’s new image search
A few months back google switched from their old Image search to a new one where the preview is shown within the search results by opening up a box. It’s a Content First move from google and it works really well. To begin with: It allows the user to stay on the same page and see the [...]
Are you using the Smartphone fully with your design?
For years each of us have worked on user interfaces that interact in 1 dimension and with a maximum of 4 options. Left Click, Right Click, Centre Click and Scroll. And if you were stuck designing for a Mac then you just had Click and Scroll. Things changed rapidly with the first iPhone and the others that followed. [...]
Where did my shopping cart go?
Most probably it’s on your Browser With so many e-commerce websites around us, one always wonders what is the correct place to put a shopping cart so that the user can easily access it. Most of these websites take the easiest route to execute by example and inspiration, in other words Copy Amazon and put it on [...]
Smartphone has Two Faces
A smartphone today has two faces, and by smartphone I mean a proper iPhone or Android that has an accelerometer included in it. Anything without that is probably not considered smart enough. While one is designing for these devices, one should keep in mind that there is always that possibility to include an experience when [...]
Should the Designer Write Code?
Yes The designer should write the primary code and test his / her theories in interactions by doing so, much like a prototype. It’s even better if you can create prototypes that can work just as well in production. Without this, much of the Design is of no use as you are always at the [...]
Translating to Tablet
Translating to tablet is a tough job with so many of them around in various resolutions. I dont have enough metrics yet to decide from which point to switch to a Tablet View and after that to a Mobile view. But overall, the experience should be similar to available apps, like Mail, Facebook, and others [...]
Having an all accessible “Menu”
WordPress has it famous sidebar. And every blog needs one. It’s another thing completely as to how a theme interprets and shows it. Most blogs have it on the right of the left, like a standard large pile of links that keeps increasing. This leads to an unusual page height and people accessing your blog [...]
Are you killing your SEO with Social Presence
These days most websites spend a considerable amount of time getting their data structure correct and organised for Search Engine Optimisation, so that bots from Google, Bing, Yahoo.. or even Dataweave can read them and understand, make sense of it and publish it when a user searches for it. At the same time they start [...]
Oddroad.com – BETA Launch
We re-launched a conceptual product today after a complete re-design. Oddroad is targeted to be a place that allows you to browse destinations and then go there rather than search for them on a travel or booking site. The idea is based on the theory that people want to go to a place that feels [...]