Demo of Coda Notes for Safari 5

Safari 5, the Apple web browser, was released today. It is available for Mac (obviously) and Windows. All well and good – faster, better support for HTML5, possibility to search Bing, etc. Oh, and we now have the Safari Developer Program, which allows you to create extensions for the browser, like you can for Firefox. Nice.

Something my colleague pointed out to me, and which looks rather exciting, is the Notes extension from Panic Software.

This would allow you to annotate a web page, and send a snapshot by email, thus sharing your notes. Could be nice for working together on projects…

Screenshot from the Coda Notes demo

Annotation and notes in the Coda Notes demo from Panic Software. Send notes as a "postcard"... Nice!


Notes from UXLX talks

UXLX logoLast week, I was fortunate enough to be in lovely Lisbon for the UXLX conference.

You can download my notes from the day of talks at UXLX

The event brought together people involved in the field of user experience design for three days of workshops and talks, and I found it to be a really stimulating and exciting conference to attend. I was able to get to four workshops, where I learned lots of good stuff, listened to some great talks, and met some cool people. I really hope I can go again in 2011!

All of the talks were on the third day, and I have written up my scribbles to share with you, dear readers. I will deal with the workshop notes as soon as I can.

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E-commerce usability report

One of our Interfaces members, Mark Bingley (designer for the UniProt project) emailed the group to recommend that we have a look at this report about the usability of e-commerce websites. The report, produced by Webcredible, covers a number of sites, including John Lewis, Next, WH Smiths, B&Q, and so on. For each case study, there is a short description of what works, what doesn’t, and why. Valuable stuff. Continue reading