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Dan Manheim
Technologist, Software Developer, Gadget Geek, Info Junkie, Experience Collector, Angeleno
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More than any social media platform, Snapchat has a strong divide between old and young. Young use it constantly - old don't get it. Here's the CEO explaining for the olds. 

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Good news from Bill Gates. Love  stories about positive trends for the world.

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This may be my next laptop. Lenovo nails all that I want. Larger high res screen and dedicated trackpoint buttons in thin ultrabook format. Though I would probably prefer the T550 version - don't need the crazy gpu and dedicated numpad.

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Fun list of best Halloween costumes this 

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My first thought at the 6" Nexus 6 was that it's too big. I've always felt 5.5" is the sweet spot. But if you compare it to the iPhone 6 Plus, they are about the same size due to the iPhone's large bezel.
Click the "View Layered" button on Phone Arena to see the difference.

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Having strange resolution issues on windows 8.1 where some apps are blurry or have resolution related scaling issues? This is a result of Windows 8.1's new high-DPI scaling feature. Best solution is to go to Display under Control Panel and select "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"

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Good list of User Experience / Usability links
User Experience 101 -  Toolbox of Resources To Help Give Your Visitors the Best Experience

We have researched and curated this categorised list of resources to introduce you to the topic of Usability so you can improve the User Experience of visitors to your website. You will find links to a wealth of learning about Usability from the most respected sources and included at the end are links to Google+ Communities where you can further discuss and learn about Usability to improve your knowledge and skills

What is Usability and Why is it Important?
► Usability 101:
► [VIDEO] The ROI of User Experience:
► 5 Lessons Learned from 100,000 Usability Studies by +Phil Sharp:    
► The User is King and Usability is Crown:
► Introduction to User-Centered Design:

Desktop Usability Problems & Solutions
► Defining the Usability Problem:
► 9 Essential Resources for User Interface Designers:
► 7 Best Practices for Improving Your Website's Usability:
► Login Walls Stop Users in Their Tracks :
► [VIDEO] Website Usability Demo by Steve Krug:
► Information Scent: Helping People Find the Content They Want:
► Card Sorting to design or evaluate information architecture:
► 19 Things We Can Learn From Numerous Heatmap Tests by Jaan-Matti Lillevälja:  
► Product Video Usability Guidelines and Best Practice:
► 10 Usability Tips Based on Research by +Cameron Chapman:   
► Why the Flat Design Trend is Hurting Usability by +Tara Hornor:   
► 14 Lousy Web Design Trends that are Making a Comeback by +Chris Lake:   
► How to Do Website Usability Testing Like  a Pro:

Mobile/Tablet Usability
► Smartphone Engagement Has Overtaken Desktop:
► The Rise of the Mobile-Only User:
► Optimizing a Screen for Mobile Use:
► Content on Mobile Vs Desktop:
► Mobile Form Usability: Avoid Splitting Single Input Entities:
► Mobile Product Lists Need Very Distinct Hit Areas:
► 12 Usability Flaws that are Spoiling the Mobile Web by +David Moth:     
► Recording Mobile Device Usability Testing Sessions:
► How Usability Testing Drastically Improved My Client’s App:
► How to Optimize a Mobile Site by +Bridget Randolph:  
► Building Smartphone-Optimized Websites:
► Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It:
► Responsive Web Design:
► The Ultimate Responsive Web Design Guide Beginners Resource List
► Beginner’s Guide To Responsive Web Design by Nick Pettit:    

► Mobile Commerce Usability: Home Pages and Navigation by +Linda Bustos:  
► Ten Fundamental Aspects Of M-Commerce Usability:
► 9 eCommerce Usability Guidelines:
► Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories (Desktop):
► Usability Best Practices for eCommerce Websites:
► The State of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012:
► How to Design an eCommerce Checkout Flow that Converts by +Peep Laja:   
► eCommerce Design and Usability:
► eCommerce Website Usability Testing:

Optimising websites for people with disabilities
► What is Accessibility: h
► Introduction to Accessibility:
► The Visually Impaired Web User's Technology:
► First Review of Web Accessibility:
► Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0:
► Top Ten Tips for Making Your Website Accessible:
► How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers:

Tools for Measuring  Usability
► UserTesting:
► Intuition HQ:
► Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool:
► Optimal Sort Online Card Sorting Software: 
► Tree Testing:
► Web & Mobile Testing: 
► Attensee Heat Maps:
► SitePoint Web Design Critique Forum:
► Bounce:
► Five Second Test:
► Concept Feedback:
► Usabilla:
► Feedback Army:
► Check My Colours:
► Writemaps:
► Vischeck:
► W3C Markup Validation Service:
► Pingdom Website Speed Test:
► Google Dev Speed Test:

Books on Usability
► Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by +Steve Krug:
► Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug:
► Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen:
► Eyetracking Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen:
► 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by +Susan Weinschenk:
► Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design by +Giles Colborne:
► Designing with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson:
► Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior by Indi Young:
► The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman:
► Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences by Jesmond Allen and James Chudley:

Examples of Good Usability
► According to, the following websites are prime examples of excellent user interfaces to learn from. (  )
► Fork CMS:
► MailChimp:
► Campaign Monitor:
► Print Friendly:
► Ronin:

Examples of Poor Usability
► Center for Advanced Visual Studies:
► Diller Scofidio + Renfro:
► Reforms Design:
► Sundaymorning@ekwc:
► Hollis Wealth:

G+ Communities
Join these communities if you want to learn more
► UI Design (6,296 members):
► UX & UI Design (5,647 members):
► UX Design for Developers (2,220 members):
► UX/UI Goodness (1,314 members):
► User Experience (UI, IA, Design, IxD, UX, Content) (854 members):
► UX (686 members):
► Usability/UX Design (323 members):

Authors on G+
Follow these people if you are interested in Usability (links removed as we don't want to spam them)
► +Phil Sharp 
► +Jaan-Matti Lillevälja  
► +Cameron Chapman 
► +Tara Hornor
► +Chris Lake 
► +David Moth  
► +Bridget Randolph  
► +Nick Pettit  
► +Linda Bustos 
► +Peep Laja  

#101resources   #UX   #uxdesign   #UI   #userinterface   #userexperience   #userexperiencedesign   #userexperienceresearch  

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One of my fave photographers. So many stunning photos.
My 500 Favorite Photos, All Mega-Ultra-Supra-High-Resolution, All available for download for your wallpapers, your desktops, or your fun! 
Exclusively here on Google+!

I've made a brand-new album and uploaded all my super high-rez photos.  Like that first one there is 7280 pixels across — thank goodness Google+ allows them at their full size! :)  

All my work is Creative Commons Noncommercial.  If you want to know more about what that means, I have all the info over at 
Portfolio - My 500 Favorites - All Hi-rez
500 Photos - View album

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Kalalau Trail - Kauai, Hawaii - USA
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