Design Gems from Moscow (with love?)

Through the usual way that one stumbles upon something on the Internet (by…stumbling upon it), I found the web site of the Art Lebedev studio, who have become known because of a breakthrough keyboard that has been talked about (and wished for) for quite some time. The keyboard has struck a chord (pun intended) with a lot of geeks, because Read more…

What’s the Best UI for Twitter?

I’ve become fascinated with the new web application called Twitter. It’s a way of simply and tersely updating others on your status: This makes it kind of like a cross between a blog, instant messaging and perhaps SMS (cell phone text messaging). Twitter is like a blog, because it broadcasts your thoughts, moods, impressions, and other personal mumblings to the Read more…

How Small is Too Small?

As I started to customize different WordPress Themes for this blog, I found myself at one point editing some icons: the ones that appear next to the date () and author (). These icons are 9 by 9 pixels, which is probably the smallest graphic that I’ve ever edited in a UI, at least something that was not connected to Read more…