More excellent research into form US from the fine folks at Baymard.
The Best of the Internets
The famed Grey Lady has begun the shift to HTTPS. Their reasoning? It “helps protect the privacy of our readers and ensures the authenticity of our content.”
This is very exciting!
So far, the following have been migrated:
- The NYTimes.com home page
- Articles published in 2014 and later
- Most section, column and topic pages
- The NYTimes.com mobile site
- Most blog pages
- Podcast pages
They are committed to moving all of NYTimes.com under HTTPS, but as we learned from the processes that other publications—The Washington Post, Wired, BuzzFeed, The Guardian—it can take time and it can also be quite painful.
We thank them for doing it though.
Excellent reminders from my colleague Torrey Podmajersky:
If a user experience needs an explanation, something is fundamentally broken. Consider redesigning the experience until people no longer need it explained to them.
Many thanks to Chris Coyier for this piece on dogmatism. Framing is so important! Ultimately we all want to build a Web that works for as many people as possible while being fast, reliable, and a joy to create… and we can only do it if we work together.
This is an excellent primer on how thinking about experience as a continuum will help you build interfaces that work for a broader cross-section of people.
Building a browser is hard. Making major changes to an existing one is even harder. I love it when folks talk about the processes and challenges of making the Web work.
This is an excellent recap of my recent Maker Series workshop. Thanks for participating Philip!
Tooltips for emoji… I love this!
A little experiment:
The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that duplicate IDs can have real consequences even when only one view can ever be visible at any given time.