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365psd is a project to give unused designs a second chance - Photoshop layered design files available for free download.

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 08:44


Horizontal Attention Leans Left (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

People spent more than twice as much time looking at the left side of the page as they do the right:

* Left half of screen: 69% of viewing time
* Right half of screen: 30% of viewing time

The remaining 1% of viewing time was spent to the right of the initially-visible 1,024 pixels. Such information is visible only after horizontal scrolling, and the minute amount of attention it attracts confirms the guideline to avoid horizontal scrolling.

Wed, 07/04/2010 - 08:47


BBC Mobile - Home

The BBC has relaunched its mobile BBC website to keep up with the widget-enabled desktop version of the BBC's website, although it is fully available to online users as well.

The site is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/betahome/ and has been in beta for some time; punters can try it using a virtual phone screen which allows them to scroll and click around to get the feel.

Users will be able to customise their homepage and can either shrink or expand sections - like in the full size version - depending on their likings.

BBC Coders have been particularly keen to make the site compatible with the latest smartphones and have added to the list the following: iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android, phones equipped with Opera's browser; the Nokia N Series and 'high-end' Nokias, Sony Ericsson and Samsung phones loaded with the popular Net Front 3.3+ browser as well as some Blackberry models.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 07:54


BBC - BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC's ...

The BBC website began its official life back in December 1997 with this very simple design. It was a basic offering with two sections to the site. Over time it has grown to encompass a great deal more. However due to the organic way in which the website evolved and the old structure of the business, with dozens of small design teams working independently of each other, the site had a fairly schizophrenic nature once you delved into its depths.

Fri, 19/02/2010 - 12:35