Quote: On Mobile Features

On September 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm in: Design & Experience

While the time and place people interact with mobile may be different, the core value of your website stays the same. So once again, don’t deny people content and features just because they’re on a mobile device. -- Luke Wroblewski. “Mobile First.” A Book Apart, 2011-10.

Flickr’s Under Construction

On March 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm in: Design Inspiration, Photography

I thought we have seen the last of these. Oh you know, with all the rage of web 2.0, 3.0, and all the slick design breakthrough happening everywhere. So it was a nice surprise when I came across one of these today. On a fairly popular site, nonetheless. After enjoying a free three-month trial of Flickr Pro, my subscription was coming to an end. For a while I was intrigued to check out Flickr's Stats page, but unfortunately that didn't come ... read more

Paris, I Miss Thee

On March 13, 2013 at 10:43 am in: Photography

For Part II of the honeymoon series, we're going to relive our ventures in Paris. After four incredible nights in Florence, we flew to Paris and stayed there for five nights. Eiffel Tower Shrouded I had visited Paris years before, but it was the first time for my wife. While Florence provided a more "old country" feel, Paris gave us a nice (albeit shocking) 180 with the combination of hustle n' bustle, crowded traffic, and bright lights ... read more

Florence, I Miss Thee

On March 12, 2013 at 1:01 am in: Photography

Ah Florence and Paris, how I miss thee... Looking back at some of these pictures makes me want to plan another vacation... one year anniversary, maybe?? Florentine Market For the grand unveiling of the new "Photography" category (as well as effectively ending my 1.5 year hiatus from blogging), I'd like to share a few shots I took during our honeymoon in Florence. This will be three parts of the honeymoon photography series where I'll cover our days ... read more

Minimalist Thinking: Steve Jobs Interview

On July 22, 2011 at 10:53 am in: Design & Experience

Design at other companies is not there. It is buried down in the bureaucracy somewhere… In bureaucracies many people have the authority to say no, not the authority to say yes. So you end up with products with compromises. And here's the full excerpt of the interview: http://www.cultofmac.com/john-sculley-on-steve-jobs-the-full-interview-transcript/63295

Quote: Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation

On May 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm in: Design & Experience

I don’t need every customer. I’m primarily in the business of selling a product for money. How much effort do I really want to devote to satisfying people who are unable or extremely unlikely to pay for anything? -- Marco Arment, on Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation

Quote: The Paradox of Choice

On April 26, 2011 at 11:22 am in: Design & Experience

A large array of options may discourage consumers because it forces an increase in the effort that goes into making a decision. So consumers decide not to decide, and don't buy the product. Or if they do, the effort that the decision requires detracts from the enjoyment derived from the results. Also, a large array of options may diminish the attractiveness of what people actually choose, the reason being that thinking about the attractions of some of the unchosen options ... read more

Redesign Part Deux

On April 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm in: Design & Experience

After over two years, hmuljadi.com got another redesign. Some things I've changed: Navigation: I turned old-school here and moved away from the one-page website thing Portfolio page: I realized that it was getting harder to talk about my portfolio within the confines of accordion (umm what was I thinking anyway?), so I gave it a much deserved relocation to its own page Contact page: in addition to the footer links, I now have a list of all my social presences all on one ... read more

What if Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and YouTube were invented in Mad Men age?

On August 25, 2010 at 11:22 am in: Design Inspiration

Pretty cool vintage tech ads from Unplggd - Everything Ages Fast Faux Vintage Tech Ads.

Quote: Great Proportions Melt Away Impurities in a Design

On August 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm in: Design & Experience

From 37signals: Great proportions melt away impurities in a design. So if you have buttons and there’s too much space between them, the space between them is another element that you have to comprehend. So if you have two buttons, you now have three objects. You’ve got the button, the button, the space. But if things are the right proportions, you just have two items, the two buttons. And I think over a big screen, if you get the proportions right, you could ... read more

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