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There are 13 posts tagged: "design"

Pyles
17 March 2022

So, you're the world's most trusted international news broadcaster™, and you have a ground-breaking story on the rejuvenation of the UK's electricity distribution network. At least in terms of the design of that part keeping the cables off the ground.

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macOS upgrade: option missing
27 January 2022

I have no compelling reason to upgrade to macOS Monterey. And this notification came in, disturbing me while I'm doing something else, and just getting in the way. (mad)

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Navbar update
27 November 2021

I decided to tart up the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page, not that anyone'll notice. I wanted the About link to be on the right-hand side of the bar.

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Change monkey: change for the sake of it
12 October 2021

I hadn't realised that Apple have released a new version of iOS. So, when my 'phone announced a new update was available, I absent-mindedly installed it. Oh, bugger!

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E-man*
5 October 2021

Asked by DC for his take on his new upcoming comic, The Human Target, author Tom King responded:

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To chirp, or not to Chirp
17 August 2021

A recent interface redesign has left Twitter users complaining of headaches and discomfort. The illegibility of a newly-designed typeface, Chirp, hasn't helped those with impaired vision.

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Space cock
5 August 2021

Blue Origin plans to take tourists into space aboard rocket-powered dildos.

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Apples 'n' pears: logo wars
12 August 2020

The couple behind Prepear, a recipe and meal planning app, are preparing to do legal battle with the mighty Apple Corporation. And all because they want to use a pear as their logo.

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Inline emoticons
17 December 2019

As I was updating the emoticons for this site, I thought about having them scalable to fit within the line. It's easy enough to scale SVG images, compared to GIF. They are, after all, vectors.

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Join the club!
10 July 2013

Maserati is one of those exclusive marques that has been restricted to the seriously wealthy. At least until now.

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And turn in your key to the executive washroom
13 November 2012

Steven Sinofsky, Windows and Windows Live President at M$ and one who was apparently often at loggerheads with CEO Steve Baldy Ballmer, has left the company, effective immediately.

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Skeuomorphism
30 October 2012

I don't normally care much for the political machinations at the top of companies, most of it's too arcane and divorced from my life. But my heart leapt with joy to read of the imminent departure of Scott Forstall from the executive leadership at Apple. Admittedly, Forstall did some good things while at Apple, overseeing iOS. But he was apparently a bastard to work with, was at the helm during the disastrous introduction of Apple's own mapping software and Siri, and above all was largely responsible for the introduction of the skeuomorphic user interface in a number of iOS, and later OS X, applications.

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Symbolic
17 July 2010

India has introduced a new symbol for its currency, the rupee.

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