“For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free,” said Dean Hachamovtich, who leads Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team. “The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style…Read more
On-line advertising agencies and web site managers are using sophisticated means to track our on-line habits. Given that a handful of companies control the on-line advertising space, it can be incredibly challenging to protect your privacy while surfing the web. Most of the modern browsers have features that give consumers some level of control over…Read more
In the minds of many, the iPad is like Flash that pays. You can cram traditional publishing content into an overwrought, novelty Flash interface as The New York Times once did with its T magazine. You may win a design award but nobody will pay you for that content. Ah, but do the same thing on the iPad instead, and subscribers will pay—maybe not enough to save publishing, but enough to keep the content coming and at least some journalists, editors, and art directors employed. It’s hard to argue with money and jobs, and I wouldn’t dream of doing so. Alas, the early success of a few publications—publications so good they would doubtless survive with or without iPad—is creating a stampede that will not help most magazines and interfaces that will not please most readers.
I fully agree with Mr Zeldman. It’s time to go back to simple.Read more