September 2008 - Broken Links Archive

Personal notices, open practices

Today is my penul­ti­mate day in my cur­rent job; next week I’m going on a trip to Spain, and when I get back I’m start­ing my new job at the award-win­ning Pre­loaded agency. My focus will be shift­ing away from client-side devel­op­ment and onto infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture; it’s a fan­tas­tic chal­lenge for me, and I’m very excit­ed about work­ing on top brands for a top agency.

I’ve been slow­ly intro­duc­ing IA into my role over the past three years, and so this is a log­i­cal step for me to take. I’ll be sad to leave my cur­rent agency, but delight­ed to be mov­ing to some­where I’ll be able to focus on what I think are the next hot top­ics on the web: find­abil­i­ty & usability.

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Google Chrome — on reflection

So, it’s a cou­ple of days since the launch of the first beta of Google’s new brows­er, Chrome, and the hyper­bole has died down a lit­tle. After using it for a few days, I want to look in a lit­tle more detail at some of its fea­tures — more specif­i­cal­ly, its inter­face and usabil­i­ty. Luck­i­ly, Google have pro­vid­ed user expe­ri­ence doc­u­men­ta­tion (for Chromi­um, the open source project) to make this easier.

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Thoughts on Google Chrome

As you have no doubt noticed, today saw the release of Google’s new brows­er, Chrome. As is usu­al, reac­tions have run the gamut from “it will kick all kinds of arse” to “meh”. Some have said it will take Fire­fox’s mar­ket share (with­in three months, appar­ent­ly), but I don’t agree; I’ll explain why short­ly, after this bit of link love.

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Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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