This is the blog of Adam Kalsey. Unusual depth and complexity. Rich, full body with a hint of nutty earthiness.
Stop updating OSX?
OSX wants me to update and restart just to get some fixes I don’t need. Help!
An intuitive interface is natural only because of previously-learned behaviors.
Temporary files in Firefox on OSX
An annoyance with how Firefox and Thunderbird handles temporary files under OSX.
Some simple things hotels do to make your stay nicer.
As with any tool, you should think carefully about whether Flash is the right tool for your application.
My kids' ecommerce site has given them their first lesson in usability.
Washington Mutual Bank doesn’t quite get the concept of accessibility.
Height and Width challenged
Could someone tell me why height and width attributes are needed for images? It’s silly to require people to add metadata to HTML when it’s something easily calculated.
California State Fair
The California State Fair lets you buy tickets in advance from their Web site. That’s good. But the site is a horror house of usability problems.
More Form usability
Thoughts on how to arrange fields on Web forms to make them easier to use.
I have a new alarm clock. The old one was fine, but a little ugly,...
It’s been said many times before, but developers still don’t seem to understand. If you have requirements for the contents of your forms, tell people up front.
Usable in subtle ways
Sometimes the best features in software are the ones you barely notice.
A helpful search engine finds what you wanted, even if it’s not what you asked for.
When you choose to highlight something, make sure you don’t cause it to blend into it’s surroundings instead.
Testing shows that the oft-quoted three click rule to Web site development is false.
Staples.com: Yeah, we've got problems
A shopping trip at Staples.com yields some advice on writing effective error messages and defining sensible software requirements.
I wish my laptop was better able to detect changes in my work states.
Bad feeds have broken my aggregator. This problem could be exploited by a malicious attacker.
Two different court rulings on applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Web sites. And they disagree.
Email Marketing Usability
Jakob Nielsen turns to a subject dear to my heart: the improving your email newsletters to enhance the reader experience.
Usability test serendipity
Marketers can use usability testing to build a better product.
Usability of Microwave Meals
Why is it this difficult to make a microwave meal?
Shopping Cart Usability
In Shopping Cart Usability, Barbara S. Chaparro examines usability factors of the online shopping cart....
Shades of Gray
Elegant Hack: gray advice: "Users think a grayed out link is simply a gray link,...
Industry knowledge does not translate into usability.
Create wizards that are easy to use and effective.
Usability for Everyday Things
Makers of everyday things like toothbrushes and spatulas have started researching how people actually use...
Finding your way
An important part of helping people to use your site is allowing them to know...
Robert Scoble has a great point about usability. "[Don Norman] hates the desktop PC and...
No problems with the Quick Search Deskbar at home. The author of the deskbar is...
Mike Swaine admits that he is not the typical Web user. He doesn’t use a...