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Chris Hayes

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Microsoft Launches to Help You Write Better Code

Thursday, Microsoft launched, a site with tools to help developers write better code. The tool is really a set of three different components. The first part of the tool is a subscription to BrowserStack, allowing you to test your code on a multitude of combinations of Web browsers and operating systems. This subscription is […]

Blackberry z10. Great Specs, But What About the UX?

From the first time I picked up an iPhone, I found the interface intuitive and easy to use. The user experience fit my paradigm for how I would expect to interact with the device, even though I had not interacted with it before that day. Of course, it’s been a few years since that day […]

Using CSS3 Structural Pseudo-Classes to Format Tables

When the task calls for it and its appropriate, we need to use tables to display tabular data. When formatting these tables, we routinely need to do things like style alternate rows to enhance the user’s ability to quickly identify the data in those rows. In the past this was commonly done with a little […]

A UI Redesign of the US Electronic Medical Records System

The US Electronic Medical Records System (EMS) contains a lot of information. The problem with the current system is that the data isn’t presented in a way that makes it actionable. In other words, the user interface needs a revamp to present a better user experience. Last November a design challenged was proposed by the […]

Interactive Examples using HTML5

Form Follows Function has put out a growing set of interactive examples using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. What you’ll find there is some really interesting interaction and occasionally¬†seizure-inducing animation. Are all of the examples practical? No, but that’s not the point. What is being shown off here is that with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, you […]

Canonical Unveils Ubuntu for Phones

Sure to spark some interest at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held next week in Las Vegas, a new smartphone OS has been announced. Ubuntu is no newcomer to the OS space, having released the first desktop version of Ubuntu, which is based on Linux, in 2004 which now has more than 20,000,000 […]

Singly Simplifies Third-Party Integration for Mobile Apps

If you’ve ever used social APIs in your mobile or Web apps, you know that managing the connections to multiple APIs as well as being able to make adjustments quickly when they change can be a challenge. To help combat those headaches, Singly has introduced AppFabric. With AppFabric, you get a single interface with access […]

Test Your iOS Apps in the Browser

Let’s face it – getting an Ad-Hoc build to a client of their super-cool-new-app-in-progress can often be time intensive and cumbersome. While the advent of wireless distribution certainly was a huge improvement over having your client download the .ipa file, import it into iTunes, and physically sync their device via USB to get the application […]