Articles pertaining to "user-interface"
For a recent client, I wanted to write a script that would alert a user to not leave a field blank. Using jQuery, I wrote a script that animates a small alert box into a position relative to the input box in question. If the user "focuses" on the particular input box, then "blurs" (clicks off of it, or clicks elsewhere) without inputting anything, the alert box will insert itself into the DOM directly above the particular
<input> in question alert them that they left it empty. see the article
There's a lot of literature out there about the new features in Snow Leopard, but this article isn't covering those. It's about some of the smaller touch-ups to the UI design that they made to the interface, and initial impressions of the progression of the design. I'd say these small touches are relevant because many user interface design changes we've seen over the course of the last decade or so have been born out of updates to the OS X user interface. see the article
I'd been wondering about this phenomena for a while now, but couldn't find any information about it online. see the article
Today's lesson, kiddies, is how to focus your thoughts and create a logical design that prioritizes the will and desire of the user. When they come to your page, what are they expecting to see? What do they want to do first? What reason are they there?  see the article
Grabbed a photo of this on the way into work this morning (yes, yes, I know, I should be driving, not taking pictures, but I couldn't resist). see the article