I’ve sort of been on fire at the FreshBooks blog today. Here are some posts you might want to have a look at…both usability centic.
Breaking Conventions For Better Usability
“We are doing something slightly different in the new release. We are dropping the text size of the bolded words (they are still useful for contextual reference within the page) and leaving the plain text (i.e. the useful content) larger. It looks like this (see the Green box)…”
“I love my I pod…for the most part I like iTunes software, but why on earth can’t Apple figure out how to do software updates painlessly? They want to make me go to their site, download the update and install the new version. WTF. Can’t they figure out how ask me if I want the upgrade, then do this in the background without bothering me?”
Both posts have photos. Use the links if you want to see them.
Get rid of that photo.