Say WHAT!!! — Three OS X El Capitan Things

Three lit­tle things have really stood out to me after a cou­ple of weeks using El Cap­i­tan that were notable and worth remark. Here they are.

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This Week’s Tabs [Expanded Holiday Edition]

It never fails that my post­ing fre­quency drops around Christ­mas and New Years. Win­ter hiber­na­tion, food coma, what­ever it is, I’m shak­ing it off and unload­ing all the cool links I’ve been sav­ing up.

Loading the Dishwasher

In response to a L.A. Times arti­cle, Joe Clark assem­bled a Flickr gallery of dish­washer instruc­tion man­u­als. I thought this was inter­est­ing enough to blog because

  1. Some­body, some­where had to design these man­u­als. They made lit­tle dish­washer illus­tra­tions or took pic­tures of a “prop­erly” loaded dish­washer. That’s funny to me.
  2. I have per­son­ally been scolded many a time for my inef­fi­cient, unortho­dox, and just plain wrong load­ing of a dishwasher.

Dishwasher Loading Manual, upper rack, lower rack, plates, cups, saucers

(via Kot­tke)


UX Kits — Deck of Cards

Look­ing for a last minute stock­ing stuffer for that web­site designer in your life? Maybe you need some­thing to throw in the pile for the agency’s Dirty Santa game? Have a look at this deck of 53 minia­ture play­ing cards for lay­ing out your infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture and mak­ing con­tent dis­cov­ery more fun. Well designed, nerdy, and func­tional - awe­some!

UX Kits Deck of Cards for Information Architecture, Site Mapping, Wireframing, Content Discovery, website components

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Monodraw ASCII Art Editor

Want to eas­ily lay­out ASCII art and not have to hold down the space­bar a lot? Have a look at Mon­odraw by the folks at Helftone.

Busy, busy, busy.

Client work has picked up and hope­fully I’ll be able to share some of that soon. In the mean­time, here’s a huge list of awe­some things from around the Inter­net that have been col­lect­ing dust in my browser tabs. Enjoy!

On Pixel Perfection

Let’s start the week off with pix­els — a pixel game and The Dead Pixel Soci­ety. Ooh, how exciting!

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Portent’s Content Idea Generator

Not sure what to write about to fill in that hole on your edi­to­r­ial cal­en­dar? Portent’s Con­tent Idea Gen­er­a­tor has you covered.