Daily Archives: January 17, 2007

The Power of Defaults – where I quote Jeff Atwood quoting Jakob Nielson

In The Power of Defaults Jeff Atwood nicks the title of an old Jakob Nielson post and weaves in some ideas of his own. “For most users, the default value is the only value. Your choice of default values will … Continue reading

Usability over ‘accessibility’ and web standards any day

Accessibility has won the political battle and web standards have won the hearts and minds of many developers and designers. Unfortunately usability is the poor relation which is a shame as it is by far the most important of the … Continue reading

Funny story about the origin of the Office ribbon menu

According to Diggnation, Microsoft ran a number of focus groups for Office 2007 and asked people what new features they wanted Office to do. They gave a list of needs and nice-to-haves. Funnily enough, all of the requested functionality was … Continue reading