Profile

Cover photo
Roy Fielding
Works at Adobe Systems
Attended University of California, Irvine
2,852 followers|17,863 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos
People
Have him in circles
2,852 people
Ryan Nicholson's profile photo
Nikunj Mehta's profile photo
Norman Walsh's profile photo
Simon Johnston's profile photo
priyadarshi sahoo's profile photo
Pero Meditatić's profile photo
Tom Thorp's profile photo
Mithila Stewart's profile photo
Stacy Young's profile photo
Education
  • University of California, Irvine
    Information and Computer Science, 1991 - 2000
  • Reed College
    Physics and International Politics, 1983 - 1986
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
Work
Occupation
Scientist
Employment
  • Adobe Systems
    Principal Scientist, 2010 - present
  • Day Software Inc
    Chief Scientist, 2002 - 2010
  • eBuilt, Inc.
    Chief Scientist, 1999 - 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Male

Stream

Roy Fielding

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dear Google,

Thank you for honoring the history of the Web. I warmly remember those days in 1995 when companies used the web for brochure-ware and designed their sites with the top 30% of the browser window entirely occupied by lame marketing logos and rarely-used menu options, the left 30% of the window entirely occupied by a tree of even less used folder categories, and the right 30% of the window entirely occupied by unwanted tips, thereby leaving the reader with two-thirds of a 40% scrollable center column to see the actual page content in some arbitrary font of that site's choosing. Granted, the content may have been the only reason users wanted to visit a site, but trying to find the content made the Web just a little more exciting.

However, while I appreciate the nice gesture in honor of the W3C TPAC meeting this week, I do hope you plan on returning Reader to a somewhat more readable design next week. Reading is, after all, the whole point of using Reader, so maybe you ought to consider that the next time someone suggests a redesign.

Cheers,

....Roy
58
14
Dirk van Bergen's profile photoLars Trieloff's profile photoAjay k's profile photoNiklas Söderberg's profile photo
3 comments
 
I remember Google Reader.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
2,852 people
Ryan Nicholson's profile photo
Nikunj Mehta's profile photo
Norman Walsh's profile photo
Simon Johnston's profile photo
priyadarshi sahoo's profile photo
Pero Meditatić's profile photo
Tom Thorp's profile photo
Mithila Stewart's profile photo
Stacy Young's profile photo
Roy Fielding was tagged in a photo.

Roy Fielding

Shared publicly  - 
5