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The pen is mightier in the phone

The pen is mightier in the phone

Published on: Oct 24 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Do more people carry mobile phones than a pen? Do you need to carry both? Worry no more with the JackPen From www.etre.com/blog/2013/10/jackpen/
The psychological basis for UI design rules

The psychological basis for UI design rules

Published on: Oct 16 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I came across a presentation by Jeff Johnson (Principal Consultant at UI Wizards) from 2008 discussing rules to user interface design
There’s no such thing as future-proof

There’s no such thing as future-proof

Published on: Oct 12 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Brad Frost is a web designer from Pittsburgh who recently spoke at web design dayon the topic “For a Future-Friendly Web“. His presentation is below,...
“Why we fail”, or “getting the design right and getting the right design.”

“Why we fail”, or “getting the design right and getting the right design.”

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
Victor Lombard writes about the downfall of Google Wave… I think of it this way: if we only test bottle openers, we may never realize customers prefer screw-top...
Long copy isnt back

Long copy isnt back

Published on: Aug 27 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
The Asbury & Asbury blog recently had a great post about some long copy Apple adverts: Asbury & Asbury: Long copy isnt back. “Right now, it feels...
How to test responsive designs for free

How to test responsive designs for free

Published on: Aug 01 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
“So what is a developer to do? Thankfully, there is a growing number of browser-based tools available that emulate the screen sizes of a wide variety of devices. Different...
Nobody ever waited

Nobody ever waited

Published on: Jun 15 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
You should simply do it, in whatever form your budget allows you to
Getting the message across about Parkinson’s disease

Getting the message across about Parkinson’s disease

Published on: Jan 30 2013 by Tom - Leave a Comment
This is a great piece of advertising for Parkinson’s UK, communicating so much through a simple idea which is easily understood.
I am Tom Steel

I am Tom Steel

Published on: Nov 01 2012 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I’ve recently built a new “home” page to link my online appearences together – this blog, my photo site, LinkedIn profile and twitter account....
A bit of blurb about photobooks

A bit of blurb about photobooks

Published on: Sep 12 2012 by Tom - Leave a Comment
I was approached recently to review a book printing service by Blurb. I don’t normally write reviews on this blog, but when they offered to pay for me to print...