Archive for December, 1969

New UI Pattern: Website Loading Bars

New UI Pattern: Website Loading Bars

| December 31, 1969 | Comments (0)

Here’s an emerging UI pattern: a web page loading bar. Unsatisfied with progress indicators provided by the browser, some sites are implementing their own ones to show the load status of the next page. The progress bar appears as a thin line overlaying the content, sitting right underneath the browser toolbar, growing in width across […]

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Authentic Design

Authentic Design

| December 31, 1969 | Comments (0)

Smashing Magazine has just published an article I wrote titled Authentic Design in which I present my take on the flat design trend. Here’s the theme: The recently popularized “flat” interface style is not merely a trend. It is the manifestation of a desire for greater authenticity in design, a desire to curb visual excess […]

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Google Authorship Search Listing Blindness

Google Authorship Search Listing Blindness

| December 31, 1969 | Comments (0)

Here’s an interesting way a simple UI addition can backfire. Google Authorship is a service from Google that lets you link your site to your Google+ profile. The “benefit” of doing so is that you get your Google+ picture displayed next to your listing on the Google search pages, which looks like this: After using […]

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