Design patterns and principles when stuff is “new”

Tldr reflecting on an early 1990s discussion about how to present “multiple undo” to users in Microsoft Word

Why am I writing this

Earlier this morning, I was part of a design class conversation about the convention of “which direction do scrollbars and trackpad panning work, and…

tl;dr some book recommendations since the last time I did this.

I’m downstream of and benefit from a lot of good book recommendations. Passing some of them along here. (As always, I welcome book suggestions and recommendations!)

There has to be something better than Medium. Recommendations welcome in comments.

Just flat out good, clean, well-written joy

I’m…

So about local government…

Not the city I’m writing about. Not even in the US. (Wikimedia Commons Picture of the day)

After all the US-wide, uh, excitement over the last four years, I started paying more attention to local government in the city where I live. I’ve been attending public meetings, reading the briefing packets… I even sat in on the budget process.

A couple of observations from attending a bunch…

Tl;dr Reminders from a volunteer effort to build an app for the World Health Organization (WHO) about the basics of working with large organizations

Man and duck negotiating a common language
There’s always a Far Side cartoon that helps.

There’s a volunteer effort helping the World Health Organization deliver an app for people, beyond the governments and health and policy professionals that WHO technology typically…

tl;dr some book recommendations since the last one

I’m downstream of and benefit from a lot of good book recommendations. Passing some of them along here. (As always, I welcome book suggestions and recommendations!)

There has to be something better than Medium. Recommendations welcome in comments.

Strongly Recommended Fiction

  1. The First Fifteen Lives…

tl;dr book recommendations since the last one

Getting a jump on writing up the end of year book list. (I guess I missed last year’s, oops, so this one is long).

My intent is to add a little extra signal on top of the abundant lists that are out this time year for readers. I’ll start with…

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In Safari on the iPad it looks great. In the app on iPad, not as much… :(

This is a list

  1. Aligned.
  2. Still aligned.
  3. The baseline here works.
  4. The baseline continues to work.
  5. Yep, it’s pretty
  6. But wait.
  7. As the list approaches the 10th item…
  8. Something a bit off…
  9. Happens.
  10. It looks like this. Why split it this way?
  11. OMG. It’s probably some typographic claim…
  12. No. The even ones are off?
  13. But the odd ones…
  14. Wait. 11 looks OK. But the others…
  15. Our work here is done.

Here is a picture of the way some of the list items don’t line up nicely :(

The end.

Dean Hachamovitch

Listening Learning & Writing at http://deanhach.com

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