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It turns out that the new sandboxing (which is a safety feature) in WebKit (Safari, Chrome, many more browsers) can't find certain fonts from time to time so it defaults to the last resort option. This last resort font option is a horrible bunch of A's in boxes. Follow the CNet write up by Topher and you should be able to find at least one method for correcting this.
It might be an incredulous stat if you just consider your own technical knowledge and those of your computer-savvy friends, but its also a good reminder to developers and designers... sometimes its not as "obvious" as you think it is.
Works like Twitter's verified accounts, and like Twitter, they are starting with celebrities. Still, Google's wording in the introduction suggests a future where users can request account verification for personal reasons. Speaking of which...
The original Deus Ex was a fantastic cyberpunk-ish RPG. This new sequel is put developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix, so it's got pedigree behind it. The write-up on Gamestop says...
You play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team uses a plan you designed to break in and kill the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path, and you need to discover why - the decisions you take and the choices you make, will be the only things that can change it.
Sounds pretty good, actually. I've never been one to get into a full proper RPG game, having owned but not finished Mass Effect or Final Fantasy XIII, it might be worth a rental :)
Paying the handsome sum of twelve-and-a-half billion dollars, it plans to run Motorola Mobility as a separate business. But everyone else is looking at the 17,000 patents and additional 7,500 filed patent applications Google now has to protect itself with as the real reason.
A dying record industry, having long exploited artists, treated its customers as thieves, and refused to evolve is now faced with the possibility of losing the rights to songs it has become dependant on to sustain itself.
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EyeTrackShop conducted an eye-tracking study and discovered the similar layouts for both Facebook and Google+ encourage users of both services to scan the websites in the same manner. Interesting stuff for anyone who puts together webpages for a living.
Stealing the thunder from apps like Twitpic, Twitter now natively supports images uploads (hosted by Photobucket specifically, it seems). According the the FAQs, we will also see some user media galleries in the near future.
I've been an ardent Flickr supporter for 6 years now. I've been waiting patiently for them to innovate, change, update, anything on their system. If Google+ Photos keeps on rolling like they are, I'll be looking for a Google+ Photos importing tool to migrate from Flickr.
Looks like Facebook isn't the only one with questionable new features that all their users have auto-agreed-to by default. LinkedIn can now use members' faces to advertise their sponsors' products. Here's how to opt out.
Henrik Eneroth proposes pushing the tab bar and a lot of the browser chrome into a sidebar, but I don't think it's an original idea. Several browsers have offered this option (never as the default setup, though) and i don't think it's ever caught on. :/
"Commercial videos are housed in customizable portfolio pages, and the Vimeo player can be fully customized to your liking (including company logo). But the message seems clear: Pay us to host your commercial videos, but donât mess with the incredible community weâve cultivated." - Cameron Moll
There are at least four key principles of visual design that have an important impact on usability. These four principles â contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity â were originally given the engaging acronym CRAP by Robin Williams (the visual designer, not the comedian). You can exploit these four principles to make user interfaces both more attractive and easier to use.