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Posts tagged "Google"

3D glasses in Google Maps Street View!

Woah, this is cool. Now I need some 3D glasses so I can try this. I wonder if this is a permanent thing or an April Fool’s joke?

3D glasses in Google Maps Street View!
Woah, this is cool. Now I need some 3D glasses so I can try this. I wonder if this is a permanent thing or an April Fool’s joke?

Google Docs dialog box rename

This doesn’t make a lick of sense. This should be a “click to edit” editable region. Isn’t that the cool thing to do these days? The pop-up works, sure, but it’s not the most elegant solution.

Also, I’d like a pony and a golden toilet, while you’re at it Google Docs.

Google Docs dialog box rename
This doesn’t make a lick of sense. This should be a “click to edit” editable region. Isn’t that the cool thing to do these days? The pop-up works, sure, but it’s not the most elegant solution.
Also, I’d like a pony and a golden toilet, while you’re at it Google Docs.

Gmail intro page

I like the highlights on this intro page. It’s a nice last minute refresher and orientation to how Gmail is different from most mail applications.

I tend to agree with their choice of content for this page. Those 3, archive vs. delete, video/chat, label vs. folders, are probably the 3 most notible differences between Gmail and the competition.

If I had to pick a UI Scrap on this page that really stands out to me, it’d have to be the gray areas showing where each module/component is found in the actual interface. This might even be an effective way to show off highlights in a wireframe as well.

Gmail intro page
I like the highlights on this intro page. It’s a nice last minute refresher and orientation to how Gmail is different from most mail applications.
I tend to agree with their choice of content for this page. Those 3, archive vs. delete, video/chat, label vs. folders, are probably the 3 most notible differences between Gmail and the competition.
If I had to pick a UI Scrap on this page that really stands out to me, it’d have to be the gray areas showing where each module/component is found in the actual interface. This might even be an effective way to show off highlights in a wireframe as well.

Google Docs intuitive drag and drop

It’s nice to see Google Docs mimicing the behavior of desktop applications. It’s not news: web apps can compete with and possibly out perform desktop apps by doing exactly that, mimicing them.

Lesson to learn: If you’re a web app, be as intuitive as a desktop app, and I’ll be happy.

Here I’m draggin a document into a folder. Just before I discovered this, I thought to myself “wouldn’t it be nice if I could just drag and drop this instead of clicking to select and using the menu?” A typical path to completion on a web site.

Sure enough, to my surprise, Google is one step ahead of me. Well done, Sir’s and Madam’s.

Google Docs intuitive drag and drop
It’s nice to see Google Docs mimicing the behavior of desktop applications. It’s not news: web apps can compete with and possibly out perform desktop apps by doing exactly that, mimicing them.
Lesson to learn: If you’re a web app, be as intuitive as a desktop app, and I’ll be happy.
Here I’m draggin a document into a folder. Just before I discovered this, I thought to myself “wouldn’t it be nice if I could just drag and drop this instead of clicking to select and using the menu?” A typical path to completion on a web site.
Sure enough, to my surprise, Google is one step ahead of me. Well done, Sir’s and Madam’s.

Google Maps points north

Google Maps shows which way is north. Nice improvement, along with the rest of their recent navigation/UI update. You can even click and rotate the N disc. Well done.
Google Maps points north
Google Maps shows which way is north. Nice improvement, along with the rest of their recent navigation/UI update. You can even click and rotate the N disc. Well done.