I think Delicious must have been down last night when my links post was scheduled, so here’s a manual update. There are three main categories today: Front End Development, Microsoft Windows Live and Sydney Restaurants.
Front End Development – as per my earlier post and inspired by 37 Signals Getting Real methodology, I’m looking to skill up in front end development so that I can ditch Visio and output nice HTML templates. Here’s a few links that were recommended to me:
- Dojo – Dojo Toolkit.org
- Extreme Programming vs Interaction Design
More thinking about the impact of agile approaches to the user experience and efficient methodologies. An interview with Kent Beck and Alan Cooper – When two development design visionaries meet, there’s room for consensus—but not much.
Windows Live – I’ve been having a bit of a play with Window’s Live, in particular their search engine. There’s a lot of interesting work they’ve done, particularly re: interaction design. Stay tuned for a post soon with my thoughts on their innovations.
- Windows Live Search review | Web 2.0 Explorer | ZD Net.com
Richard MacManus has been there and done that and reviews Windows Live Search. He’s sounding very positive, and so far the reader feedback is largely positive too.
Sydney Restaurants (Food!)
I’ve managed to avoid turning this site into a food porn extravaganza (seeing as that’s not what its about at all!). But, every now and then, it’s going to slip in.
- Akis Indian Restaurant, Wolloomoolloo
a v. yummy looking fancy Indian restaurant at Woolloomoolloo. I want to go there for a banquet. I need 3 more people. Who’s in? :)
And, whilst briefly on the topic of food porn, I finally got around to visiting Wet Paint, on MacPherson St, Bronte for dinner the other night. People have been recommending this place to me for a long time now and for one reason or another I’ve not been there… until now. Now I’m well on the way to becoming a regular. Highly recommended.