Category Archives: design


You aren’t seeing this text when you first come to this site. Even though this is a blog post and arguably the TEXT of the blog post is the most important thing you aren’t seeing it. You are probably either seeing a giant graphic, or a slider or something. You aren’t seeing the text. We… Read More »

3 Things That The Apple iWatch Must Be

Apparently, Apple is planning to launch the mother of all wearables later this year, something that the rumor mill has dubbed the iWatch (of course it could also be the iBangle or the iWrist or something like that). If you can believe most of the reports, told breathlessly by Apple fanboys and fangirls alike, it… Read More »

The Web Is 25 Today

If you think about it – not a lot has changed since the web was born 25 years ago – we still use browsers – even though some have come and gone and have been reborn again – even thought we’ve seen a huge uptick towards mobile, even there we use mobile browsers to view… Read More »

Why So Flat?

Been doing some research on wearable devices (see Next Hot Space: Wearables) and I’ve come to the conclusion that we will have to see a radical shift in the way interfaces operate in this new world. When I look at wearables like the Meta space glasses, which project a 3D, nearly holographic image into your… Read More »

Kill The Loading GIF

Seen this lately?   I’ll bet you have – and the hundreds of other variations of the ubiquitous, LOADING, PLEASE WAIT gif or whatever – you know that thing designers throw in when they realize that their page is taking too long to load? The thing that I don’t get is that if you ask… Read More »

Facebook: The Good, Bad & Ugly

As one of the 5 sites most people use to experience the internet, Facebook has really strayed from its original purpose. Now, I’m all for a company making money, as a miniscule shareholder I applaud that, but on the flip side, it’s made using Facebook, at least for me, pretty excruciating. The Bad : The… Read More »

Thoughts On The New Yahoo! Logo

Back when I used to work at Yahoo!, we used to have all hands meetings on a regular basis – we’d all pile into the huge cafeteria on campus and there’d usually be all sorts of goodies – one time when Krispy Kreme first came to the Bay Area, we had boxes and boxes of… Read More »

Don’t Just Consume, Create!

I’ve been having a long, back and forth discussion on “whats wrong with the youth of today” with various folks of my, somewhat advanced age group, and I think I’ve come to a few conclusions: We are probably saying the same things about “the youth” that our parents said about us The divide is not… Read More »

Are We Seeing A 3D Backlash?

After making it the default setting to always see the 3D version of any big budget sci-fi, superhero, big bang bang action movies if its available, I’ve made the decision to stop – after seeing Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness in 3D, and planning on seeing Pacific Rim, I don’t think… Read More »