X is dying

Things that aren’t alive, can’t die. So if you write an article with the title “X is dying”, you should make sure that X was alive in the first place. If it wasn’t alive, you should try and be more specific about what you mean. Possible meanings People used X in the past, but don’t anymore. Some people still use X, but will stop in the future. People use X, but don’t know what X is....

December 8, 2011

Make the location implicit

URLs are the addresses of the internet. Each URL points to a location and your user can go there. However on the internet the addresses are not that important to the users and browsers. Especially since we can read almost any page on such a location. So the location doesn’t matter as long as we find what we expect. The URL and the link text both build an expectation in us....

April 3, 2011