Archive for the 'Web Apps' Category

Apollo is stupid

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

From Niall Kennedy’s (always excellent) analysis: Adobe’s first big Apollo app is an Internet video application codenamed Philo. The pervasiveness of Flash Player created multi-billion dollar Internet video startups powered by the Flash video format. The Philo team hopes to expand the display size and quality of distributed videos and get publishers encoding using the […]

Towards multi-touch in the browser

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

If, as it seems, the iPhone’s software will all come from Apple then all the development fun will happen in the browser, in particular in whatever version of Safari the shiny little device ships with. And it will be fun if Apple give us, as developers, access the right information. I’m talking here about that […]

More on right-clicks and good spelling

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Just experienced: a reason that web sites hacking the right-click is bad. It’s the same as the usual problems with overriding browser behavior. In Writely, Firefox 2.0 is now very kindly underlining spelling mistakes for me. But when I go to right-click and change the spelling, Writely has very unkindly got rid of my standard […]

The beginning of the end of the right-click menu

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Right-click menus are problematic for novice (and also experienced) computer users for several reasons: Discoverability Novice users are surprised when you tell them you can right click things to get extra options. Added complexity After discovering that their interface to the computer has another variable, they can become confused as to which button they should […]