Meta tags, also known as Meta data, describe and give information about other data. The most common examples of Meta data for web pages are the page title and description. When your Google Adwords pop up on Google search results, these are the first things people see.
If you’ve seen my updated Twitter bio lately, it reads like that. Here’s a little more context behind it.
Five months ago I lusted over the gorgeous packet they handed out at this year’s design-focused Google I/O, so it was a wonderful surprise to get my hands on it, thanks to Chelle! I could try to photograph it, but you’re better off looking at shots from the designers themselves, San Francisco-based studio Manual. Our concept was to reinterpret the graphic language of Material Design and present it in a reductive […]
Social media is not as easy or brainless as you think it is. Especially when you’ve spent a fair amount of time on it for things that you’re really passionate about. The more you use it, the more you want the workflow—the experience—to be better.
As another year winds down, the major social networks have gone and partially liberated the information they collect about us in the form of a prettified year in review. Several years back, you had to manually and intentionally enter data to produce such reports. Bespoke ones are still the loveliest of course, with Nicholas Feltron’s leading the pack. But now that there’s an app for checking in to everything—from music […]
I like the colorful stuff. While other people would prefer neutrals or hues that aren’t turned up to 11, and while my favorite color is the safest, most popular one in the world, I don’t discriminate. I welcome the possibilities of each speck in the spectrum. (Although navigating the tints and shades of orange is the trickiest in my experience.) The thing is, while I wanted to delight in the […]
Delight me in surprising ways Real objects are more fun than buttons and menus Keep it brief It’s not my fault Sprinkle encouragement Five of the 17 Design Principles for building on the Android platform. Co.Design details from the 2013 I/O session how Google’s team weighs interface choices with “jars of emotion”: The team follows the guiding rationale of psychologist Barbara L. Fredrickson, who discovered that it takes three positive […]
It’s a shame Google doesn’t have a more interesting address. Microsoft has @live.com while Apple has @me.com. Not sure why people opt for @outlook.com or @email@example.com when you can have those. Update (10/17/13): Added updates to Yahoo! Mail and iCloud. Their interfaces look slick too, but neither compare to the power of Gmail. I don’t really have a reason to give out those other addresses either. Ocean theme at dawn […]
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