Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who don’t want their app icons to be rounded squares. Thank you.
Dear app developers! If I want to share a code...
...let me share the code and nothing else.
Week 28 ←
Tuesday, July 21
The International Space Station passed by:
Sunday, July 26
Telegram now shows a preview of the actual image sent rather than a useless emoji. This is what good design is all about.
Monday, July 27
Tuesday, July 28
No it’s not:
Live-commenting WWDC 2020 on Monday, June 22
The icons are jelly and that’s annoying:
Oh, there’s a portal in the fountain at Apple Park.
The Mac is moving to Apple-made processors for top performance. This is good news.
iOS & iPadOS apps run on the Mac without any changes needed. Catalyst was a short-term thing.
Instead of credits at the end there’s an assurance that Apple took care so nobody would get infected. Sign of the times:
Tuesday, June 23
These tiles have a nice look:
Wednesday, June 24
Also, inconsistent use of articles.
Friday, June 26
The empty-space-to-the-right issue has been solved. My project illustrations now take up almost the entire screen width. Looks stunning:
Thursday, June 18
What happened to your heads, people?
Friday, June 19
Netflix’s interface is excellent: when starting watching a new season, it gives me a recap of the previous one.
Oh, and best of all, Netflix lets me skip the useless intros of movies and series.
Saturday, June 20
One of my favourite things about the UK is the unique scent of bread coming from bakeries. bakeries. It goes along fantastically with the industrial smell of London.
Using keyboard shortcuts is much quicker than pointing and clicking. Therefore I eliminated toolbars wherever possible.
I design my environment in a way that encourages healthy habits.
Today’s phones can be woken by tapping the screen. Future phones will be unlocked by tapping in a pattern similar to Morse code.
It’s a bad scenario when QR codes are being scanned by a human. It’s a good one a human approaches a machine that scans his or her QR code.
But the latter is just a cheaper option instead of NFC.
The Pigna Library happens to host events. There is a dedicated events block to get the readers to know about them.
When it came time to expand the “add” page beyond books, Ilya and I decided to kill the interface altogether.
To add an event, the librarian just writes what the event is. The plus sign received a beautiful frame to be on par with its friends—books.
See also: The interface is evil
Bad. Buttons that are located in a weird place:
Bad. Buttons that make fingers bleed:
Good. Those that aren’t any of the above:
Excellent. Those that remember that you pressed them:
Obviously, all buttons should be responsive to touches in gloves. There should be no buttons on trains that only go through a closed space.
Added on May 29, 2020: Buttons should not be used during the coronavirus pandemic.