Amazon’s first Go storefront is set to open on Monday in Seattle. I first heard about this about a year ago. Not being a fan of lines, I like the concept. However, I ask the same question now as I did then: Why make customers scan their phones to enter the store?
I suspect the barriers exist to prevent theft. But, it seems like a step that could be avoided or at least made less like entering the subway.
via Dave Winer
Cards Against Humanity’s Pulse of the Nation presents some enlightening information about our country, like this nugget:
By the way, this poll’s scrollytelling is a good example of the form. I like how they’ve included some navigation and wayfinding to overcome some of the drawbacks of these scroll-only interactions.
via Flowing Data
If you are designing a web site, and you are considering overriding the browser’s shortcut to the find on page function, please reconsider. Control + F launches a familiar function in most browsers, users that use it expect to find a text string on the current page, not something else.
I hadn’t seen this done until it caught me by surprise on the community section of the letsencrypt.org site. Here’s what happens when one presses CTRL + F:
The first press launches the site’s search form, the second press closes the site’s search form and open’s the browser’s search form. In my case, Google search had already done the heavy lifting by sending me to a text-dense page. Now I wanted to find my search term on that page, but I was thwarted by the site’s override of a browser function.