Today I fixed major performance issues and some Wordpress migration problems. Please let me know if you experience further performance or other issues.
The following link contains a great sample of a next generation image viewer called TiltViewer. It is based on Flash technology and can be used for displaying images from Flickr on a website. The image viewer is produced by AirtightInteractive and can be download from http://www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/tiltviewer/
Apple has announced their latest OSX update called Leopard. Have a look at the new Leopard website to get the latest information and to view some demonstration videos about the new OSX features. Additionally Apple launched their redesigned website. It is much simpler to use and the content is well designed. Well done!
If you would like to review the new Safari 3 public beta Internet browser for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Then you can download it here.
Protonotes is a newly launched website. The freely accessible Protonotes service allows the developers, reviewers or IA experts to annotate websites or website prototypes. The newly launched service looks promising and useful when reviewing websites or their prototypes.
What software or service do you use for reviewing your design or requirements?
The WebGuild team has pubished a video about their April 11 event on Usability 2. The video is featuring Sean Kane (Netflix), Jon Wiley (Google), and Luke Wroblewski (Yahoo! Inc.). They discussed upcoming design considerations of the latest Web movements and their impact on usability.
The last days I have enhanced an application to be more usable by colorblind users having a red/green discrimination. We have changed some color encoded areas in the software to be more readable by colorblind users.
To test the changes of the user interface we have used a free Photoshop plug-in called VisCheck. This plug-in can convert an image to different kind and levels of color discrimination. It’s also possible to run VisCheck by a web interface. VisCheck is a great software and really helpful when testing the user interface changes.
Biologist E. O. Wilson described this year at the TED conference his dream to create the Encylopedia of Life (EOL). This Encyclopedia will describe all 1.8 million species living on earth by including descriptions, pictures, videos, research papers and maps for every known and newly detected species on our planet. The open-source database will be created in a collaborative approach and will be accessible freely like Wikipedia.
The EOL website has been launched this week and will go live next year. Avenue A-Razorfish provided, by a pro bono job, the visualisation and design of EOL website and Ray Ratelis owned eol.org, a valuable web address which he freely contributed to the project. The website currently contains a great introduction video, explaining the purpose and vision behind the Encyclopedia, and screen shots of some demonstration pages.
Looking at the demonstration page you can see samples of the upcoming content. You can move the mouse cursor over the website image and a description of the presentation idea is shown. I really like the vision of EOL website and their extraordinary way to present and structure the information to particular species!