As we use more and more mobile devices in our lives, an open platform is becoming more, not less important.
Woah it's been a long time since I last blogged. Busy times. So here you go with a casual Firefox tip:
Over the years, I have written a handful of Firefox add-ons, and I need notifications quite frequently. Why? Most of my add-ons do something in the background at the user's request, and when it's done, the user wants to know. Alternatively, if my add-on attempts to do something and fails, the user would see nothing happen at all, unless I somehow tell them.
The other day, I made a thing:
Ever so often, friends send me emails with pictures they took on their phones. When looking at the photo, it frequently appears turned on its side, like this:
Let me preface this by saying: While I have some education in the field, and I create user experiences in software on a daily basis, I am not a User Experience professional. So take this with a grain of salt, and feel free to comment on this and point out where I err.