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  • News | In usability we trust
    redesign for In usability we trust I m almost there but still have a few things to work out before launching it Nevertheless I wanted to share a sneak peak of its current look Continue reading A week to launch July 8 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 9 Comments It s only a week until my book is available for purchase It was originally scheduled to be released on August 15th but the process of producing the book has gone really well so Apress decided to publish it a whole month earlier So mark July 15th in you calendar cause that s when it s finally coming out Continue reading My book is now available for pre order April 12 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 15 Comments Here s an update on how my book project is progressing The good news is that I have signed a contract with Apress so they re going to publish it I must say that I m pretty excited about that It was pretty awesome to see the book with my name on it on Amazon Continue reading Beta chapter from my upcoming book on Google Maps API v3 November 22 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 18 Comments I am in the process of writing a book about the new Google Maps API v3 I thought that I would make the process a bit more open by releasing beta chapters that some people might read and give feedback on Hopefully one of those people is you Update The book is finished and was published by Apress with the name Beginning Google Maps API 3 You can check it out on Amazon com Continue reading I m writing a book about Google Maps July 17 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 17 Comments It s been a while since I last wrote on this

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  • Quick tips | In usability we trust
    Tech Talk called Speed Up Your JavaScript It s a guy from Yahoo named Nicholas Zakas that talks about various things you can do to get better performance in you Javascripts Continue reading ListDJ song lyrics in Spotify April 7 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 15 Comments ListDJ is an add on to Spotify that displays the lyrics of the song you re currently listen to I m the kind of guy who thinks that the lyrics of a song is important so this i perfect for me The add on docks itself to the side of the main Spotify application window From when I ve tried it it finds most lyrics but there are some that aren t available ListDJ have been developed by a friend and college of mine Fredrik Danielsson To read more and to download it visit www listdj se The add on is completely free but is currently only available on the Windows platform Updating images with Javascript March 17 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 3 Comments This is a quicktip on how to update images on a webpage that retain the same filename but is periodically updated without having to perform a full page load Continue reading Free e book chapter on ASP NET MVC Framework March 11 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 4 Comments If you re into ASP NET MVC then you should definitely check out this free chapter from the upcoming Wrox book Professional ASP NET MVC 1 0 The chapter is a 185 page long tutorial on how to build a complete web application with the Framework The ASP NET MVC Framework is still in beta RC2 but is going to ship any day now That s good for me since I ve built a web application with it that will go live pretty soon Download the chapter Read more on Scott Guthries blog Global variables in Javascript February 12 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 13 Comments Global variables are evil Although possibly nifty for very small programs it quickly clutters the global namespace and increase the risk for name collisions as are program grows larger The risk for collisions are even greater when using different libraries and widgets Continue reading Different approaches to communicate UX design January 29 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Peter Morville at Semantic Studios has compiled an extensive list of ways to create deliverables to communicate uX designs He writes about this in User Experience Deliverables The article contains a list of 20 techniques with links to further reading on each To make it easier to find suitable techniques he also made a Treasure Map pdf so it s easier to see what your options are Or as Peter himself put it It s hard to find the best trees when we can t see the forest So we often fall back on old habits We churn out wireframes when a story may be worth its weight in gold Some great deliverables stay hidden in plain sight That s why we created this

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  • Reviews | In usability we trust
    review I will tell you why you should read this book Continue reading A Project Guide to UX Design March 1 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 4 Comments Just like the subtitle For User Experience Designers in the field or in the making implies this is a book for persons that are not yet experts in the UX field It s a wonderful read and really gives a great overview of the UX design role in modern web site development Continue reading Rocket Surgery Made Easy January 28 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 1 Comment This latest book from Steve Krug is a terrific read and a great companion book to his legendary and highly successful book Don t make me think Where Don t make me think focus on design and the ifs and whys of usability testing Rocket Surgery Made Easy focuses on how to actually conduct usability test and what to do with the results Continue reading Handcrafted CSS September 17 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Dan Cederholms latest book Handcrafted CSS with the subtitle More Bulletproof Web Design is an enjoyable read and delivers some interesting advice on how to leverage your designs with the power of CSS3 Continue reading Designing Web Interfaces May 27 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Designing Web Interfaces is a book about how to design rich interactions within web pages In todays web with richer user interfaces far from the static full page load web applications we were once used to We need patterns guidelines and best practices on how to design those Interfaces to work well This book is about just that Continue reading Forms that Work April 21 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 3 Comments Forms that Work is a book on how to design web forms properly Some time ago I reviewed a similar book Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski which deals with the same subject I then thought that this was a very narrow scope for a book but perhaps it was not since this book was published shortly after No doubt web forms are all around us so the need for knowledge and skill to design them well should be great I certainly can t seem to get enough of these books Continue reading The Design of Future Things Book review January 24 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments I ve read a few books by Don Norman before and they have all been a great source of inspiration and full of Aha moments This book doesn t quite reach that same level but I still find it an interesting read The book is basically about how to design intelligent things Some call it ambient computing others discrete computing but it s all about the pitfalls and principles when we try to add intelligence to our daily objects Continue reading Website Optimization Book Review December 15 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 5 Comments Back in 2003 Andy King published his first book Speed Up Your Site It was my first encounter with optimization of

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  • Testimonials | In usability we trust
    s the first partner we turn to when we need external resources for larger projects Johanna Wallentin www webday se Pontus Ahl October 6 2011 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Gabriel has an outstanding knowledge of Web development and loves to focus on the usability Gabriel works with speed and energy in all kind of projects Pontus Ahl Linnaeus University About me My name is Gabriel Svennerberg and I m a

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  • Tutorials | In usability we trust
    2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 7 Comments Google Static Maps API is an easy way to provide a map when the user doesn t have Javascript available Sure it s not near as powerful as the full Google Maps API but still it can provide you with a basic map that can contain both markers and paths Continue reading Ultimate Site Logo 2 For real this time November 21 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 2 Comments After writing my first article on the subject Ultimate Site Logo I ve come up with two significant enhancements With the original solution there were two major flaws The first one was a semantic one and the other one a more obvious and technical one This time around I think I ve got all the details right Well if that s not Kaizen what is Continue reading Populating Google Maps with Microformats revisited November 16 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 3 Comments A few month ago I posted about a demo where I used content marked up with Microformats to populate a Google map using Javascript Well now I ve improved that demo somewhat Continue reading Polylines in Google Maps Part 2 November 6 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 40 Comments In part 1 I showed how to use and optimize performance on polylines in Google Maps using Javascript In this article I will show you how to get even better performance by encoding the polylines on the server Continue reading Bounding Box in Google Maps November 2 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 17 Comments Normally when you initialize a new Google map you set the coordinates for the center of the map and manually specifies the initial zoom level Sometimes however there s a need to dynamically calculate the center point and zoom level for certain content to fit into the viewport Continue reading Polylines in Google Maps Part 1 October 28 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 28 Comments Polylines are used to mark out roads borders and other things that are made of lines in maps The Google Maps API offers a class for drawing these lines on a Google Map called GPolyline In this article I will show you how to use these and how to deal with potential performance issues when the polylines gets more complex Continue reading ASP NET MVC and JSON October 22 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 3 Comments In the AJAX community JSON have become the preferred way of sending and receiving data That s not surprising since it s lightweight fast and easy to understand Also since it s a subset of Javascript it s familiar territory for Javascript coders In the ASP NET MVC Framework passing JSON from the server to the client script is almost too easy In this article I will walk you through the code required to make it work Continue reading Effective Use of Custom Icons in Google Maps October 15 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 9 Comments I m currently developing a web application that uses Google Maps and have lots of markers with custom

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  • Gabriel Svennerberg | In usability we trust | Page 2
    the process of producing the book has gone really well so Apress decided to publish it a whole month earlier So mark July 15th in you calendar cause that s when it s finally coming out Continue reading The state of this blog April 27 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 11 Comments Those of you that are regular readers of this blog have probably noticed a considerable decline in the number of articles being posted here I thought that I would share with you the reasons for this and a little about the state of this blog Continue reading My book is now available for pre order April 12 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 15 Comments Here s an update on how my book project is progressing The good news is that I have signed a contract with Apress so they re going to publish it I must say that I m pretty excited about that It was pretty awesome to see the book with my name on it on Amazon Continue reading A Project Guide to UX Design March 1 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 4 Comments Just like the subtitle For User Experience Designers in the field or in the making implies this is a book for persons that are not yet experts in the UX field It s a wonderful read and really gives a great overview of the UX design role in modern web site development Continue reading Rocket Surgery Made Easy January 28 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 1 Comment This latest book from Steve Krug is a terrific read and a great companion book to his legendary and highly successful book Don t make me think Where Don t make me think focus on design and the ifs and whys of usability testing Rocket Surgery Made Easy focuses on how to actually conduct usability test and what to do with the results Continue reading Stripes An interesting Operating System Concept January 12 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 2 Comments I ve just discovered an interesting concept for a new Operating System The concept is the brain child of Martin Gimpl and is a part of his master thesis on computer interaction It uses a zooming interface for windows management and introduces several interesting concepts In the short video below Martin shows some of the core concepts It is well worth checking out Continue reading A List Aparts annual survey December 17 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments This is starting to be a tradition For the third year in a row A list apart is conducting a survey for people who make websites The purpose of the survey is to see how our profession is practiced worldwide Last year over 30 000 people took the survey and A List Apart has made the results publicly available Check it out It s a pretty interesting read I took the survey and so should you So head over there and answer the questions It only takes about 5 minutes Beta chapter from my upcoming book on Google

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  • API | In usability we trust
    whole lot easier Historically we ve only had to deal with one platform the desktop computer At this day and age where most of us have multiple devices and are always connected to the Internet this no longer holds true Building software have become more complex way more complex Continue reading About me My name is Gabriel Svennerberg and I m a UX Designer Frontend Specialist and Author from Sweden

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  • Multi-Device | In usability we trust
    and are always connected to the Internet this no longer holds true Building software have become more complex way more complex Continue reading Click Areas for a Brave New Multi Device World January 8 2013 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Have you ever been browsing a web site on your smart phone or tablet and found that on some sites the links are so tiny and so tightly packed that it

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