Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Category: ui

BBC iPlayer – Don’t Cross the Streams

The web’s abuzz with the news that the BBC’s iPlayer has made its first tentative steps toward sanity and put together a Flash video based streaming service that’s DRM unencumbered. Roo’s put together a good review of the service, and assorted others have chimed in with their comments. I was going to do a Roo-style […]

And another thing on the E61…

Look, I’m sorry, but I just can’t let this E61 business lie. Hopefully Jerakeen’s having better luck with his E61i (I sincerely wish him the best), but really: The “mail” button. I’ve deleted my email account (the one using the built-in mail client) on the phone because I don’t have a work email account at […]

More Google UI improvements

Google appear to be making more incremental improvements to their UI. Unlike the big-bang explosion of having Analytics being Veened, Google Calendar appears to have just done one tiny little bit of chrome, here: It’s the “My Calendars” navigation on the left hand pane of the Calendar interface. There’s a shiny “Add” now. Clicking it […]

Oxford Circus – Google Maps

I live in Google Maps half the time now – don’t carry an A-Z around anymore now that I’ve got unlimited 3G data and Google Maps on my phone – but today was the first that I noticed that a search for Oxford Circus now highlights the station with a graphic highlighting the different lines […]

Gorgeous Google Analytics Goodness

Jeff Veen (and the rest of the blogging world) brings news of a new and shiny update to Google Analytics – not only new functionality (email reporting – something that I’d be using in my day job), but a brand spanking new user interface that not only looks bright, clear and easy to read, but […]