webapps archives

I love simple applications. Enter your zipcode and it tells you if you will need your umbrella today or not. That’s it.

On the result screen you can optionally enter your phone number to get an SMS only on days that you will need an umbrella.

posted by aaron on Monday, Sep 08, 2008

Web Form Design, rad new book by Luke W, ordered today. Also see the Flickr photoset with book illustrations.

posted by jason on Monday, May 05, 2008

(via FFFFound!, which is now compatible with PicLens)

posted by jason on Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Lifehack.org announces their 11 Top New Web Apps of 2007. Interesting how much flash is in the list.

posted by tadd on Friday, Dec 21, 2007

Google Spreadsheets just added charting and some other features. That is some serious web appage. How do they do that?

posted by tadd on Thursday, Apr 19, 2007

Luke Wroblewski wrote a nice piece last year over at UX Matters on Refining Data Tables. He points out a few helpful techniques of filtering data in a table, including above, where “a user might expand a collapsed group of filters by clicking a link labeled something like Search Options, thereby displaying the filters only when the user needs them to refine the search results.” Thanks for the tip Bri.

posted by jason on Thursday, Apr 12, 2007

Check out picnik. That is one impressive flash app. Great first-time user experience. I love the big, attractive, clearly labeled buttons, the undo, the flickr integration and the simplicity. Not only online apps can learn from this, but some desktops apps can too.

posted by tadd on Saturday, Mar 03, 2007

Sweet news: Adobe to take Photoshop online. “Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months.” I hope it’s faster than my Intel Mac version..

posted by jason on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007

There’s a great story over at 37signals about how their webapp, Basecamp, is being used by Lotus Outreach to do some truly wonderful things around the world with a small international volunteer staff. I love seeing the Internet used for such good.

posted by tadd on Wednesday, Sep 06, 2006