sam grigg archives
In-depth study of JavaScript implementation deviations from the standard in four browsers (IE, FF, Opera & Safari).

posted by sam on Thursday, Nov 01, 2007

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”
Ralph Waldo Emerson in self-reliance

posted by sam on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007

“The good type designer realises that, for a good new fount to be successful, it has to be so good that only a few recognise its novelty.”
Stanley Morrison, designer of Times Roman
(via The Foundry)

posted by sam on Friday, Oct 19, 2007

Slice-of-life photo series of people & their breakfasts by Jon Huck.
via kottke.

posted by sam on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2007

How much did you pay?

So , how much did you pay for Radiohead’s new album? Me? £6.

posted by sam on Friday, Oct 12, 2007

“Companies focused on customer-experience design outperformed the S&P 500 by a 10-to-1 margin from 2000 to 2005”

posted by sam on Friday, Oct 05, 2007

This is the shopping cart for Radiohead’s new album in rainbows. What they’re doing here is leaving the price of the album up to you. No, really, it’s up to you.

posted by sam on Tuesday, Oct 02, 2007

“I’m not averse to riches or profit, but not at the expense of the user.”
Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist CEO
via Reaction

posted by sam on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2007

Lest we forget, the ultimate combination of extant elements to create something beautiful. Thank you H.B. Reese

posted by sam on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

To correct wrong ideas about usability (or anything else, for that matter), you had better not repeat the wrong idea you are trying to correct.

The University of Michigan found that 3 days after reading an article from the CDC aimed at correcting myths about the flu vaccine, participants misremembered 40 per-cent of the myths as facts.

So the best way to correct ideas about, say, user’s willingness to scroll down a page, is to say, “Users are perfectly willing to scroll.” And leave it at that. Don’t handicap your readers by re-stating things that are false.

Via Science Blogs

posted by sam on Friday, Sep 07, 2007

A Fine Example of Creativity

I love watching Daft Punk videos, each one is unique and intriguing. I’ve learned a lot about creativity from this Parisian duo. I came across this video of two dancers doing the Charleston (circa 1920) mixed to the audio of Around the World (circa 1997). To create something new, you can take two existing things (or ideas) and mix them into one new, creative thing.

posted by sam on Friday, Aug 31, 2007