Archive for the 'Design' Category

Invoicing Stunts

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

It’s not often that software grabs my eyes and heart the way Stunt Software’s updated time tracking and invoicing software, On The Job 3.0, does. Wow, this is the kind of application other developers should look to when they’re wondering whether they’re really giving enough attention to detail in their own applications. The interface is […]

The Graphic Design Hat

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Those of you who have followed my blog for some time are aware that Red Sweater Software is, more or less, a company of one. I am the lead developer, marketer, strategist, bookkeeper, PR rep, and, as luck would so terribly have it, designer. Bob Walsh brilliantly summarizes the conundrum of small indie business people […]

Disabled Menus Are Usable

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Joel Spolsky has a remarkable track record of speaking truth to programmers on his blog: Joel On Software. Occasionally he says something with which I disagree, but usually it’s on a subtle point, or it’s an issue where his passion for doing things one way is motivated by his preferred platforms: Windows and the web. […]

The Getting It Gap

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

When Apple first announced the iPod, way back in 2001 (!), I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t get it. It’s embarrassing, because to me the iPod now seems so obvious. Of course you want 1000 songs in your pocket. Who wouldn’t? For people who still don’t get it, I find it impossible to […]