NineOneOne: First App Submitted to iTunes AppStore!

After weeks/months of work I have submitted my first app to the iTunes AppStore! NineOneOne ~ one-touch emergency dialer So, now we wait for the approval/rejection to occur (hopefully not the latter)… In truth, the amount of work can actually be measured in hours or perhaps days, with the actual building of the app being […]

Easily refresh an UpdatePanel, using JavaScript [Encosia]

Seems that I occasionally need to trigger the postback on an UpdatePanel, and invariably I forget between usages. Since this particular post from Encosia has saved my bacon on more than one occasion, I shall share it here (and for my own future benefit): Easily refresh an UpdatePanel, using JavaScript | Encosia: I’ve noticed a […]

Giving Users Some Credit [Design Informer]

Really liked this article, which is a little reality check for web usability. Especially neat was the UX version of “The Golden Rule” at the end of the post. enjoy. Giving Users Some Credit | Design Informer: Creating designs that are intuitive and easy to use is something we should continually strive for if we […]

Simple CSS Cross-Browser Drop Shadow

After seeing what Google did with Google Images, I thought, “OK… time to find a cross-browser way of doing drop shadows.” I was expecting to find something that combined CSS, HTML, and possibly some JQuery (which has some plugins for doing drop shadows, but none that really struck me as adequate for my project’s needs). […]

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers [Webdesigner Depot]

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers | Webdesigner Depot: Lex parsimoniae is the Latin expression of what is known in English as Occam’s Razor, a philosophical rule of thumb that has guided some of the world’s best and brightest minds (including Isaac Newton). It is named after the 14th-century logician and theologian William of […]

Overcoming Design Creative Block

While specifically written for Logo Design, I thought the suggestions contained in this article were applicable to most other design disciplines like web or user interface design… Tips for Overcoming Logo Design Creative Block: This phase can be very frustrating for any creative person. If you don’t recover within a few days, a creative block […]

Setting Session Variables in ASP.NET from JavaScript

Someone on the ASP.NET forums asked how to set session variables in JavaScript. The answers given ranged from “totally wrong” to “rather misleading” or “marginally helpful”. So in a nutshell, yes, you can totally do it. Not only will you be able to do it, you will love doing it after you get used to […]

Making User Interface Elements Difficult to Use By Intent [Six Revisions]

Making User Interface Elements Difficult to Use By Intent: In modern web interface design, no other principle has been heralded and pushed onto us as much as the concept of user-centered design. User-centered design tells us that we should do everything we can to make our user interfaces as easy to use and as intuitive […]