Patrick Neeman – @usabilitycounts
#ux “Just how do I design if not with prototyping? The short answer is ‘on paper.'” @mralancooper
Some things never change. I can’t get away from pen and paper. Sometimes the fastest, easiest way to do something is still the old fashioned way. When I sit down to do a wireframe, I still use a yellow legal pad. It’s the quickest way to get the ideas out of my head. The same is also true for my to do list, but that’s another story.
Marshall Kirkpatrick – @marshallk
I wish I could have someone from the Chrome team sit next to me and tell me why the browser they made is so unresponsive & maddening
Is Chrome unresponsive? I hear complaints about Chrome all the time, but either I’m grown use to how unresponsive it is, or my experience is simply different. For me, the Chrome browser is more responsive and more stable than Safari or Firefox ever were. Admittedly, I’ve not really been back to either since completely converting to Chrome after 1 Password released their Chrome extension. Perhaps I should give the “old” browsers a try again.
There’s no reward for being late. If you’re a communications professional, do yourself a favor and take Singer’s advice: “”A vital part of being a modern PR professional includes testing, tinkering and experimenting with new communications technologies, and Google+ is no different,” says Singer. And this goes for anyone who makes their living giving advice on emerging technology in the social space.
Genesis is pretty cool. I got my first real look behind the hood at the Genesis WordPress framework from StudioPress on Monday night at the OC WordPress meetup. Chad Johnson, from Agent Evolution, graciously volunteered to demo the customization features in the back end and they were very impressive.
Why has it taken me so long? Well, I’m a huge Headway Themes fan and have simply not had the desire to look elsewhere, especially since Grant Griffiths gave me a sneak preview of what version 3.0 will bring. Which is amazing. But I’m keenly aware that the freedom that Headway brings, and the extreme freedom it will bring, can create some design nightmares if you’re not a skilled graphic designer. The slew of child themes available for Genesis, like the one tweeted above, make it much more friendly for the non-designer. It will be interesting to see how these compare if child themes become easier to create and more available in the next release of Headway.