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How people really hold and touch their phones

Slides from a talk by Steven Hoober:

Despite decades of research and years of us all carrying a touchscreen mobile handset around, there’s a lot of myth, disinformation and half truth about how they work, and how best to design for touch.

Steven has evaluated dozens of studies and performed some of his own to find out how your users really grasp their phones, and how to make touch targets that work reliably.

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Including an interesting bit on Simpson’s_paradox.

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A dialect coach, Andrew Jack, gives a tour of the accents of the British Isles.

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Nice in-depth explanation of JavaScript prototypes and inheritance, with a visualization of customizable code.

Also check out augment, “The world’s smallest and fastest classical JavaScript inheritance pattern” (via @roparz).

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Examples of how to do common event, element, ajax and utility operations with plain javascript.

Nice reference. Includes a selector with the earliest version of Internet Explorer you need to support.

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OSX Terminal: hold option and click a position in the current line to move your cursor to that position. #yearslost

Also works in iTerm 2. Made me try command-click again, I had forgotten that it would open whatever is under the cursor (e.g. a folder in the Finder, a link in the browser).

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  Addiction - an alternative definition.
  Made me think about it in a different way when I read this.

Addiction - an alternative definition.
Made me think about it in a different way when I read this.

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Unify - Utility showing unicode support across browsers, screen readers and devices, and support when used as the character for a @font-face icon

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I would never trade a question for an answer…
… I can’t really see the long term profit.

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Sometimes I think that I’m surrounded by idiots everywhere. Then I remind myself that that’s exactly what an idiot would think.

Abstruse Goose

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