Good book: Dreaming in Code

Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg This insightful read provides an engaging and sobering look at the trials and tribulations of software development from the programmer’s perspective, by chronicling Mitch Kapor‘s unfulfilled attempt at designing & coding a novel piece of PIM […]

(dark) Gray’s anatomy

The cool trend in visual design lately for web-based and desktop UI has been applying “dark gray” (or charcoal gray or slate gray) for various sections of an application’s interface. iPhoto (and the various apps in the iLife suite) seem to be the first to start this trend, with having palettes for adjustments and so […]

Wow, what a load of [cynical] crap

Rick Poynor‘s article for ID, “Down with Innovation”. This was the source of a recent heated discussion on ixda , and I finally got around to reading it… Whew, sorry that I did. A couple unfair mis-quotes from designers, but what got to me is that it’s just so heavily dripping with cynicism wrapped in […]