Eye tracking can be a terribly useful and important tool. Still, this tweet by Jared Spool struck a chord. It also reminds me of some research I was involved in once. I won’t say which one.
Responsive design shouldn’t be just about checking screen width and removing stuff on mobile devices, even though this is what it often amounts to. I also admit to doing this myself. Designing with a mobile first approach is sensible, but we run into problems with the typical wireframes/photoshop/html pixel-perfect workflow. Stephanie Rieger made this excellent presentation… Continue reading On Pragmatic Responsive Design
Sorry about the feed spam yesterday, all the duplicate entries were caused by an unattended redirect loop which is now hopefully fixed. Let me know if you still have problems.
The latest WordPress 3.3 includes a fix that removes the performance problems related to using just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure without any prefixing dates/numbers. According to Joost de Valk, using dates in URL’s can result in poor click-through-rate, so I thought I’d go ahead and make the switch. Check out the instructions on Joost’s… Continue reading Simplify permalinks for better SEO
More and more people are using wide-aspect monitors to browse the web. According to forecasts by Tobii (Swedish eye-tracking equipment manufacturer) wide aspect monitor penetration will be almost 100% by 2012. I think those numbers might be a bit optimistic, since Tobii obviously wants to sell their new wide-screen eye-tracker. Despite that, a very large… Continue reading Should we design for wider screens? (Part 1 in series)