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A review of the usability of taps - avoiding arrest for getting my camera out in public toilets and showers - in order to see what lessons the design of everyday objects can tell us about web design.
The Telegraph has now dropped to result number 8 in Google for a search on MPs expenses.
The results from Google if you search for MPs expenses are rubbish. Last week they had pages from the BBC first and the Telegraph 2nd - even though the Telegraph is the primary source of all this material. Today the results are even worse: they're absolute garbage.
Google has redesigned Webmaster Tools. Some of it's good. Some of it I hate. This is what I hate about the design (on top of that fact it's much slower than the old version).
#fixreplies and #twitterfail 4 lessons to learn from Twitter's approach.
The London Evening Standard website relaunched today. It has TWO home pages. Is this a good idea?
Ofcom probably thought it was a great idea to get Stephen Fry to one of its Digital Britain panel discussions. Sadly for them, he launched a scathing assault on the whole strategy, saying he was 'literally baffled' by it and he thought the whole thing pointless. Here's the transcript of what he said.
Ofcom and the Digital Britain Forum haven't learned the lessons from the Telegraph's problems with publishing unmoderated Twitter feeds.
Understanding the differences between sole trading, limited companies, self employment can often be confusing - but Business Link has made a right mess of it with a case study that, in attempting to explain how easy it is to set up in business, has actually broken the law ... by pretending to have set up as a limited company when it isn't.
Carousels (sliders as they're sometimes known) are a good way to promote several items of content without using up too much space on your homepage.
Here's a roundup of sites using them - and how successful I think they are. Having studies several, I think the best ones.
Someone at Twitter needs to read Google's guidelines to improve how the search engine shows individual tweets.
But even if Twitter itself doesn't care how it looks, clever people like Barack Obama and Russell Brand have worked out how to get individual descriptions in Twitter. I'll explain how ...
The Express doesn't update its website (express.co.uk) on a Sunday. So much for "Breaking news, sport and showbiz from the World's Greatest Newspaper - updated 24/7"
Newspaper websites are failing in some obvious ways to make their stories readable. Too many are using small fonts, long off-putting paragraphs, no subheadings, no in-content boxes or pictures, and no in-content links.
20 minutes after the Englang game finished at 9.55pm, half the major UK newspaper sites hadn't published the results.
ITV.com is breaching a court order forbidding the publication of the DNA test results for alleged 13-year-old dad Alfie Patten.
ITV.com's information architecture has Man City in a Man Utd cateogry, and the UEFU cup in a Johnstones Paint Trophy northern semi category ...
ow.ly is framing the destination URL, in direct contravention of many sites' T&Cs - rather than directly redirecting to the target URL, like most URL shorteners,
Alot news toolbar adverts are very out of date. Jade Goody has died, Angeline gave birth long ago, and the newest efit for Madeleine McCann was last summer.
Newspaper sites did very badly at linking to google's new street view service.
London's â€˜morning' Metro newspaper goes to press so early that it failed to report on Arsenal's penalty shoot-out win over Roma last night