Examples of Psychological Priming in Landing Page Design

The ideomotor effect known in psychology circles as a form of priming, or "influencing an action by an idea"1. Priming has the effect of altering your actions without you knowing about it. The theory has been tested many times over in different forms of experiment design. Psychologists have observed…

The Chadwick Chair is Better Than the Aeron

I've previously used two versions of the Herman Miller Aeron, with varying degrees of adjustments. They were a dream to sit in at first because of all the precise adjustments. The Aeron really lived up to the hype after years of use. It wasn't until I sat in a Chadwick…

Quartz Chartbuiler/Gneisschart is Open Sourced

Quick & Dirty Charts Quartz, the innovative news site recently released a great tool for the public called Chartbuilder. The creator, David Yanofsky, announces the library. If you blog or need to create Presentations, it's a great charting tool for non-technical users that need simple charts. It's much simpler to…

The Best Weather App for Your iPhone

iOS has a lot of great free and paid weather apps, I thought I would share what I thikn about the market. The best weather app for your iphone is actually two apps, and they're not native apps, they are websites bookmarked to your Home Screen. The first one is…

Bending the Rules of BEM

OOCSS is a growing topic in front-end development. It spawned a book in SMACSS, BEM is a full systems of building structure along with style and more loosely defined approaches such as MVCSS. There are two subtle points that are made throughout these methods that alleviate pain in a project…