By day, I'm a product manager serving a group of fantastic engineers at Square.
By night, I fight crime and solve mysteries with a robot pal of my own creation.
By midday, I like a snack, generally a cookie.
Part of this biography isn't true (hint, I like cookies and engineering, I don't own a robot).
Category Archives: Web design
The firestorm brewing over TypeKey is raging to new heights. There was something about the whole bru-ha-ha (aside: who remembers Wolf3D) that reminded me of an event being blown out of proportion. BurningBird brings up the point that has been … Continue reading
Don’t blame the user, this message brought to you by Jeremy Zawodny. If you can’t, just can’t, provide a limited or reduced-functionality version of your site/software/widget/widget-as-a-rental-service etc. then don’t blame the user. Afterall it’s not that their browsers don’t support … Continue reading
It’s a busy day at work, I’ll post some of the neat-o-keen ™ MT hacks I’ve worked up later. Meanwhile…. * Mark has a great take on TypeKey. Also, check out his entry on assets and Web logs. * ALA … Continue reading
Jeffrey Veen captures in words better than I have, or probably ever will, what it is to design for the Web. Here’s my big secret for you today. When you design for the Web — that is, when you design … Continue reading
Winner, in my book, of the No Duh Award, is this great interview with Alan Jacobson. The problem is that, except for me, and a select few, this is news. (In case you hadn’t heard, smoking is bad for you, … Continue reading
* An open letter to Jakob Nielsen, from Design by Fire. Let’s end vicious punditry and promote good design from day one of a product. You can’t bolt on usability. * Syncato, a very cool, XML-based CMS that really shows … Continue reading
But a comment… what’s up with Google’s “new” local search (in case you are Andy Rooney). It’s a great idea, but what interface designer fell asleep at the wheel… on the results page you can’t sort by distance. You can … Continue reading
I was reading this good article about software commoditization over at OSDir.com, today and I paused when I hit the article’s sidebar on the use of the word commodity in Shakespeare’s works. I was torn… a ‘graph to the left … Continue reading
Hate’s a strong word, but appropriate. I was working on a quick little script to show/hide the answers to a quiz (not going live till Sunday) that a co-worker was creating. She wanted to do this with a pop-up window, … Continue reading