By Dr. David Travis (@userfocus) over at User Focus articles. In a nutshell: be careful about the words you’re using and some of the other things that you might take for granted (e.g., clicking on the logo to go “home” on your site). These things may be obvious to you but might completely miss your target audience. Also: worth it for the phrase “jargon in-breeding” alone.
At Meng To’s blog. The writing is a little choppy in spots, but this post is thoughtful and the message rings loud and clear: simplifying your interfaces is great, when you’re actually simplifying; but if you’re not careful you wind up just making something that’s sterile and/or confusing. This isn’t just another “skeuomorphism vs. minimalism” bit of navel-gazing — he’s got something worth reading.
Over at CSS-Tricks, a neat little “pure CSS” trick for those trendy “under the content” (“off canvas”) menus that are out there. Alas, it relies on the :target pseudo, so you’re on your own if you need to support <IE9.
Theresa Neil provides an easily digestible, visual overview of today’s best mobile UI design patterns (and anti-patterns!) Find out what works (and under what circumstances) and what tanks in mobile UIs.