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.