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March 30, 2014 at 11:57pm

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iOS7: Unskippable Cutscenes →

Just discovered this post, which perfectly captures my annoyance with iOS these days.

ashervollmer:

(Warning: The following is an incredibly nitpicky article about design, but it’s written by a guy who believes that tiny details can drastically color people’s experiences with everyday objects. You’ve been warned.)

Every interaction in iOS7 is animated. When you unlock your device, the icons…

March 25, 2014 at 10:12pm

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Trying

Despite not making any New Year’s resolutions, I started yoga at the beginning of the year, as an attempt to condition myself so that I could regularly engage in a higher level of activity than my myoclonus generally allows. (Usually the most I can do without triggering it is power walking.)

It’s now the end of March and I’m a little frustrated at my lack of progress. Admittedly, I probably need to practice more than just once a week, but since I’m struggling even with that (and that’s with me modifying a LOT of poses), I’m not sure that pushing myself more is the answer, since that often just results in hours or days of body spasms.

So, here’s to being less terrible…eventually!

February 18, 2014 at 8:52pm

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Namecheap recently redesigned and now have a fun sliding menu for both mobile and desktop views.

Of note:
They label the navicon ‘Menu’ and repeat the links for Domain, Hosting, Websites, and Security on large resolutions. I’m wondering if that was a staff decision or if they did some A/B testing beforehand that influenced the final design…

Also, the menu slides the page over on the largest/desk resolution, but drops down on the smallest/mobile resolution, which is the opposite of what a lot of other sites do. Why the inconsistency?

For a few years now, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting UX patterns and just keeping them on my hard drive for personal reference. This time, I decided to try blogging it instead. Namecheap recently redesigned and now have a fun sliding menu for both mobile and desktop views.

Of note:
They label the navicon ‘Menu’ and repeat the links for Domain, Hosting, Websites, and Security on large resolutions. I’m wondering if that was a staff decision or if they did some A/B testing beforehand that influenced the final design…

Also, the menu slides the page over on the largest/desk resolution, but drops down on the smallest/mobile resolution, which is the opposite of what a lot of other sites do. Why the inconsistency?

For a few years now, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting UX patterns and just keeping them on my hard drive for personal reference. This time, I decided to try blogging it instead. Namecheap recently redesigned and now have a fun sliding menu for both mobile and desktop views.

Of note:
They label the navicon ‘Menu’ and repeat the links for Domain, Hosting, Websites, and Security on large resolutions. I’m wondering if that was a staff decision or if they did some A/B testing beforehand that influenced the final design…

Also, the menu slides the page over on the largest/desk resolution, but drops down on the smallest/mobile resolution, which is the opposite of what a lot of other sites do. Why the inconsistency?

For a few years now, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting UX patterns and just keeping them on my hard drive for personal reference. This time, I decided to try blogging it instead. Namecheap recently redesigned and now have a fun sliding menu for both mobile and desktop views.

Of note:
They label the navicon ‘Menu’ and repeat the links for Domain, Hosting, Websites, and Security on large resolutions. I’m wondering if that was a staff decision or if they did some A/B testing beforehand that influenced the final design…

Also, the menu slides the page over on the largest/desk resolution, but drops down on the smallest/mobile resolution, which is the opposite of what a lot of other sites do. Why the inconsistency?

For a few years now, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting UX patterns and just keeping them on my hard drive for personal reference. This time, I decided to try blogging it instead.

Namecheap recently redesigned and now have a fun sliding menu for both mobile and desktop views.

Of note: They label the navicon ‘Menu’ and repeat the links for Domain, Hosting, Websites, and Security on large resolutions. I’m wondering if that was a staff decision or if they did some A/B testing beforehand that influenced the final design…

Also, the menu slides the page over on the largest/desk resolution, but drops down on the smallest/mobile resolution, which is the opposite of what a lot of other sites do. Why the inconsistency?

For a few years now, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting UX patterns and just keeping them on my hard drive for personal reference. This time, I decided to try blogging it instead.

February 6, 2014 at 3:39pm

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"Snowpocalypse" in Portland #pdx #snow

January 21, 2014 at 7:32pm

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The little things (aka ‘Things I like about living in Portland: bus edition’)

  • Bus drivers who see people running up will generally wait, even if they’ve pulled away from the stop already
  • Passengers will sometimes request to be dropped off IN BETWEEN stops. And the bus drivers actually do it! This actually is TOO nice and I think they should put their foot down, but I also have to marvel at how accommodating our Trimet drivers are.
  • People are vigilant about the front seats and often move even before the passenger in need gets on
  • People say ‘thank you’ when they exit
  • A good portion of drivers tell YOU ‘thank you’ or ‘have a good night’ when you exit

January 18, 2014 at 10:55pm

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Got our photos taken today, courtesy of the talented Giles Clement. We wanted an old-timey tintype and Giles helped direct us into this fabulously amusing end result, which looks even better in person.

Also, Corey’s hair (both facial and head-wise) apparently look amazing in this style of photography.

We’re still trying to figure out where to put the pictures up, and Corey suggested going back once we think of more fun poses, so that we could have a series of these in our bedroom or hallway. Got our photos taken today, courtesy of the talented Giles Clement. We wanted an old-timey tintype and Giles helped direct us into this fabulously amusing end result, which looks even better in person.

Also, Corey’s hair (both facial and head-wise) apparently look amazing in this style of photography.

We’re still trying to figure out where to put the pictures up, and Corey suggested going back once we think of more fun poses, so that we could have a series of these in our bedroom or hallway.

Got our photos taken today, courtesy of the talented Giles Clement. We wanted an old-timey tintype and Giles helped direct us into this fabulously amusing end result, which looks even better in person.

Also, Corey’s hair (both facial and head-wise) apparently look amazing in this style of photography.

We’re still trying to figure out where to put the pictures up, and Corey suggested going back once we think of more fun poses, so that we could have a series of these in our bedroom or hallway.

October 8, 2013 at 7:30pm

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My coworkers are the best

E: So, someone checking in just got sent to my room at Hotel Indigo. 2/2 on mixups here, don't think I want to stay here ever again
J: Lame!!! Sure it wasn't an 'escort'?
E: Well, it's possible, but she was a middle-aged mom type...
M: My favorite kind
J: +1 for milfs
E: Sorry, the run-down mom who looks more 50+ when she's actually 40. But if that's what you want, then your holiday gifts will be easy!
J: That made it awkward. I don't want to *own* one.
M: I do. Get me cookies mom-slave!

September 20, 2013 at 11:42pm

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Dorking out with a GIF booth. As you do.

Dorking out with a GIF booth. As you do.

September 19, 2013 at 11:08pm

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Thanks for a fun opening night and the beautiful badge, #xoxofest

Thanks for a fun opening night and the beautiful badge, #xoxofest

September 15, 2013 at 6:30pm

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“What is best in life?” →

Yesterday I got super cerebral on Medium about my move earlier this year to PDX.