Monthly Archives: August 2011

A sendup of the MGM logotype…

This logotype was produced for a small video/film startup. We thought a send-up of the MGM logo might be good, so I set about it. The lettering and scrolly elements were produced in Adobe Illustrator. I left a mask in … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s right wing climate attack dogs

Alan Jones would have to be one of the primary climate change sceptics in Australia. Having lost the case on the science, Jones continues to dispute anything to do with pricing carbon or emission reductions. Unfortunately, his arithmetic does not … Continue reading

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MP3 spectrum analyser music test

This is the first of a series of radio and TV sound tracks I will be adding to my website, using a “Spectrum Analyser” technique produced in HD “Lite” resolution. I used iTunes and the free iTunes Visualizer (LED Spectrum … Continue reading

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Web usability: the guru speaks

Jakob Nielsen is a author, speaker and consultant on software and web design usability. He earned a Ph.D. in user interface design and computer science from the Technical University of Denmark. Nielsen worked at Bellcore, IBM and as a senior … Continue reading

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iPad Usability: Year One

“A year after our first usability study of iPad apps, it’s nice to see that iPad user interfaces have become decidedly less wacky. It’s even better to see good uptake of several of our recommendations from last year, including apps … Continue reading

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