Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Goldilocks of Websites

Note the error message in red: "Error ! The current browser is either too old or too modern (usind DOM document structure)." This page is at the SD Storage website which is apparently new as of October 2009.

I think it was just for the calendar feature which I'm surprised is so sensitive to browser version. It's incredible how long it takes to get a sense for what prices the different storage sizes are via the workflow of this website.
Not only is the error itself unfortunate since I'm sure the website could have been designed with more cross-browser compliance but the message itself is really "ugly". Reminds me of the book Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wandering through the halls of an ER

Emergency gas shutoff valves.

Oh, I see. I'm looking at a map next to the object that it is pointing out.

Never seen so many push-buttons for opening the doors. 2 per corner, per side. Critical, I'm guessing.

Beds in the hallways are not being stored. The signs on the walls are actually "addresses" or "room numbers" for them that can be tracked as locations for where patients are.

Good thing it's not blocked.

I intend to post more

I will post more things here. I have regularly kept screenshots and took photos of some random stuff that interests me and typically is related to design. I'm starting to see some amusing themes for what interests me pop up so I'll start sharing them.

Wonder if I should eventually move this blog to a proper website/homepage for myself.