partial recall

a blog of ideas, links, and musings.

Links for 2009-12-17

  • Protokit 0.1– Protokit is an emerging experiment of Michael targeted at those who like creating HTML prototypes. Protokit is a toolkit composed of existing Javascript libraries which work are combined to together to make the process easier. Hats off to open source prototyping. 🙂
  • FlockDraw – FlockDraw is an online collaborative drawing tool. It looks like it has some interesting potential for those times when you need to sketch something out together in real time and it’s just not possible to meet face to face. This flash based tool allows to create separate rooms for each sketch which are bound to unique and sharable URLs. The software is very light weight with the first version being released just last month and there is still room for improvement. The slight bothersome usability issue lies around the fact that the toolbar does not indicate the selected tool, nor the selected state of each tool (ex: brush size or color). Other than that, I’m looking forward to eyeing this little app into the future.
  • The Apple Store’s Checkout Form Redesign
  • Web accessibility no longer an afterthought [CNN – Dec 15, 2009] – Web designers are starting to take accessibility as seriously as button placement or heading layout when they develop their products, improving the Web experience not only for people like Tsaran — who lost his sight at the age of five — but for Web users in general.