I think it’s damn well time some jerk defines what the eff a “unicorn” designer (or really anything) actually is in an easy-to-digest listicle. BTW (bee tee dubs), being a unicorn has nothing to do with UXes, full stack whatevers, or knowing how to code the taste of soda pop bubbles into a carousel. They are not a new phenomenon. Unicorns have always been here and always will be… Probably.
Clip it, edit it, publish it. Get familiar with the new and improved Press This. From the Tools menu, add Press This to your browser bookmark bar or your mobile device home screen. Once installed you can share your content with lightning speed. Sharing your favorite videos, images, and content has never been this fast or this easy.
I did a code retreat today for the first time. It was educational, super difficult, and cruel which is comparable to riding my city bike in the middle of an ice storm wearing swim trunks.
If you haven’t noticed yet, we have to fill out forms all the dang time. Every time you post to your Face Space, you’re interacting with one or more of these things. The documentation for designing and working with them is pretty sparse. These inputs also have a literal gazillion gotchas varying among browser and device types. <sarcasm>Hooraaaaaaay.</sarcasm>
This is the first in a post series on form elements and some of their intricacies. Hopefully I can keep this series shorter than the latest Game of Thrones novel. Here we go!
I explain a few frustrations with the UX of various text input types including <input type=”text” />, <textarea>, and an element with
While Press This is a tool that makes it easy to share snippets of content on the web, it should not be used to re purpose entire articles or share full-size copyrighted images. As Voltaire once said, “great power comes with great responsibility.”
What is it? Press This is a redesign of an existing feature with a focus on automation, speed, and mobile usability.
I’ve been working on Press This off and on for 290 days according to Github. (probably a little longer). Keep in mind, there was a bit of a pause in work.
It’s been quite the learning experience (which I’ll post a bunch about later).
Anyway, I’m super freaking proud to even get it far enough to be a merge candidate.
If you’ve never tried Press This (a WordPress posting tool), it’s pretty neat. The new one we just built is better in every way. Take it for a spin.
Seriously. It’s awesome.
The platform really doesn’t matter much anymore: smartphones are marvels of modern science that democratize technology in an unprecedented way. That’s the one thing to take away from this switch, really. We are spoiled to live in an age where you can literally ask our phones questions and have answers presented based on the sum of human knowledge. For that reason I find it very hard, perhaps even petty, to criticise one platform over the other.
Source: The Android Switch | Noscope