FlowType.JS

Ideally, the most legible typography contains between 45 and 75 characters per line. This is difficult to accomplish for all screen widths with only CSS media-queries. FlowType.JS eases this difficulty by changing the font-size—and subsequently the line-height—based on a specific element’s width. This allows for a perfect character count per line at any screen width. […]

Fitts’ Law vs. Apple on Windows, continued

Remember that last year I wrote about Fitts’ Law vs. iTunes? This year the saga continues: iTunes8 suffers from the same mistakes (whereas other versions werent (?) and Safari no longer does since 3.0b4). I guess it’s time for some devs at Apple to read the excellent visualizing Fitts’ Law article. And while they’re at […]

My iPod Management : XPlay

In the recently posted “10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod” Ross McKillop (the author) brings forward 10 programs to manage your iPod in Windows/Linux/OSX. Great list in my opinion, yet on Windows there’s this one killer app to manage your iPod which he did not mention: XPlay. Reason he didn’t mention it, is […]

Their missing Mile-High Menus and Magic Corners : Fitts’ Law vs. Apple on Windows

When using software Fitts’ Law – a model of human movement, predicting the time required to rapidly move from a starting position to a final target area, as a function of the distance to the target and the size of the target – is in effect all the time. Microsoft understands the importance of this […]