How Not to use OpenID

See my previous post on Web 2.1: How OpenID will rescue Web 2.0 where I wax lyrical on how great it will be when I can have a single ID and use it everywhere. Well, I still think it is a good idea, and I still think it is the right approach, but I am considerably more disappointed about the level of support. Continue reading

Rethinking the Pop-Up Dialog

The more I use windows UI, the more I believe that the concept of the “moded pop up dialog box” is not useful and unnecessary.

The “moded pop up dialog box” is a user interface technique that allows you to have a screen on display, and allow a user action to cause a new window to appear on top of it. The new window takes control. Continue reading