Discussion Archive: November 2003

7 Nov 2003 - 2:30pm
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Dungeon Master
2003

Re: Beyond Web safe colors

> I'm curious to know how many designers are still
> specifying Web safe colors for their web site's
> color palette.

It's dead as a doornail.

A followup to the WebMoneky article:
http://www.digital-web.com/features/feature_2001-5b.shtml

On the same subject:
http://www.ok-cancel.com/archives/week_2003_09_26.html

- Nick

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7 Nov 2003 - 2:01am
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11 years ago
2 replies
Peter Boersma
2003

Best/Common Practice Sites

Challis wrote:
> Has anyone heard of similar sites for other areas of design?

My fomer colleague Martijn van Welie manages a collection of interface
design patterns at:

http://www.welie.com/patterns/index.html
(it seems to be down at the moment, but please try again)

Peter
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6 Nov 2003 - 10:35pm
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11 years ago
3 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Beyond Web safe colors

As far back as 2000, the web-safe color palette was being called into
question:

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/00/37/index2a.html?tw=design

Plus recent statistics like these:

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Doesn't seem lik eit should be much of an issue any more...

Dan

6 Nov 2003 - 9:02pm
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11 years ago
30 replies
James M. Szuch
2003

Cost Savings Hurts

I think that this is the crux of the issue. We know intuitively that more
usable products are better products. At least, we want to build products
that are more usable and we certainly prefer to use them. But the question
that has to be answered in any product development environment becomes: What
is the marginal value of an inrease in usabilty? If I increase the usability
of my product by some quanta, how does that translate into measurable
results -- higher revenues or lower costs.

6 Nov 2003 - 4:51pm
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Jon-Eric Steinbomer
2003

RE: Best/Common Practice Sites

I think this is a great resource. I'd be interested to see how the
practices have changed over the years, perhaps with the aid of the
Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org).

I'd think it to be extremely useful to produce an analogous collection
of metrics for GUI design. Further down the wish list, I can imagine
this being broken down into practices for different OS's, types of
software apps, etc.

6 Nov 2003 - 2:36pm
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Challis Hodge
2003

Survey Reminder: New or Existing?

Time is running out folks. This is a one minute survey. Your opinion is
important!! Take a minute to complete the survey at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=54174309345

-challis

> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Folks:
>
> Since we haven't really received much positive feedback or
> interest in the concept of exploring existing organizations
> as possible homes for this group, I've created a survey to
> gauge the group's position on the matter.

6 Nov 2003 - 7:27am
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michel.teissier...
2003

Réf. : RE: Videotaping (was Cost Savings Hurt)

I quite agree with you on this point.

5 Nov 2003 - 2:39pm
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11 years ago
2 replies
Jay Goldman
2003

Videotaping (was Cost Savings Hurt)

On Nov 5, 2003, at 3:27 PM, Ron Vutpakdi wrote:

> We have run some tests where we're using a screen recorder (Camtasia,
> among others) to grab
> the screen action (on the laptop) while the camcorder records the
> participant's face.

Most lab setups I've seen involve a 'face cam' to capture user
reactions. Having run many sessions and captured them to video tape, I
can't say I've ever reviewed the face cam footage.

5 Nov 2003 - 1:52pm
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GK VanPatter
2003

Call for Conference Proposals

FYI

------ Forwarded Message
From: Tracee Wolf <tlwolf at US.IBM.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 14:14:34 -0500
To: PHD-DESIGN at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: DIS2004 CALL FOR PANEL SESSION! Deadline March 12, 2004

Do you have a compelling, provocative or fun perspective on designing
interactive systems?

5 Nov 2003 - 12:51pm
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Challis Hodge
2003

Survey: New or Existing?

Hi Folks:

Since we haven't really received much positive feedback or interest in the
concept of exploring existing organizations as possible homes for this
group, I've created a survey to gauge the group's position on the matter.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey asap:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=54174309345

We will share results when the survey is closed. Thanks for your
participation.

-challis