When Groupon Dodged Google →
The startup’s rejection of the giant’s $6 billion bid marks a dramatic shift in … something in the world of Web commerce Every so often in the land of high tech, a large merger or acquisition is assigned epochal significance, as if it marked a geologic shift under Silicon Valley. continue reading
Google's Andy Rubin gives snapshot of tablet... →
go: At the D: Dive into Mobile conference in San Francisco yesterday, Andy Rubin, Google’s VP of Mobile Platforms delivered a keynote - addressing mobile phone technology as well as what the future of tablets might look like. He dove into Android — explaining the past (Android started as an eight-person start-up), present, and possible future. Here’s our favorite quote: Question: Is Android...
ALL CAPS? Not OK on road signs, federal government... →
CAN YOU READ THIS? There, is that better? In a nod to the fading eyesight of the nation’s growing number of aging Baby Boomers, the federal government is requiring communities around the USA to change street name signs from all capital letters to a combination of capital and lowercase letters. The government says that makes them easier to read. Cash-starved localities also will have to...
Myth #28: White space is wasted space
uxmyths: White space or “negative space”, referring to the empty space between and around elements of a design or page layout, is often overlooked and neglected. Although many may consider it a waste of valuable screen estate, white space is an essential element in web design and “is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background,” Jan Tschichold wrote in 1930. Not only...