UI (User Interface).

Ben Logan
2 November 2011

It will be no surprise to many to hear that Gmail has just received a revamped appearance, following an accidental leak of the new design a few weeks ago. Users are now able to experience the fresh layout for themselves, which has been compared to Facebook’s look in many ways and comes with some interesting new features. Users will now able to customise the positions of sidebars and menus and use high resolution images as a background. Comfortable, Compact and Cozy default options are available to control the density with which mails are displayed, and a new search function allows…

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Ben Logan
28 October 2011

Predicted in 2006 to make a 2012 debut, cutting-edge nano technology applied to user interfaces has made a slightly earlier appearance, with Nokia showing off their new prototype at an event recently in London. Dubbed a ‘Kinetic’ display, their device has a flexible body constructed by lining elastomer (essentially bendy plastic) with carbon nanotubes. The tubes are pliant enough to allow the device to bend, based on the electrical resistance generated from motion. This relatively simple principle allows for revolutionary new steps in user interface design.  While the technology has been in use for some time, the cost of carbon…

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Ben Logan
26 October 2011

Pioneering e-Learning software Lectora has been given a completely redesigned user interface that will offer easier navigation and streamlined functionality. The software, which is produced by Trivantis Corporation, is regarded by many as the most powerful authoring tool in the e-Learning market. This latest release includes the Flash content creation tool, Flypaper, which allows both programmers and non-programmers to create and share media rich content. Speaking on the subject of the new development, Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer at Trivantis Corporation, commented: “Backed by over a decade of experience in the creation of powerful e-Learning software, we remain dedicated to…

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Ben Logan
17 October 2011

As one of the world’s most recognisable and successful online shopping portals, Amazon’s website has become a familiar experience for most of us, yet many have said it was beginning to show its age. This has been remedied with the launch of a new site that is both familiar and comfortable whilst boasting a selection of tweaks and enhancements for an enhanced user experience. The revamp has been launched on their US site and is due to be rolled out to other regions shortly. The new navigation system is much less cluttered than the previous effort, boasting light colours and…

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Ben Logan
9 October 2011

Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) will boast an entirely button-free design, leading to a seamless user experience that is currently hotly anticipated by Android fans and critics alike. The new system is doing away with a single menu button, which is being replaced by a context sensitive Action Bar that will reduce the number of screen taps required to initiate important user interactions. This Action Bar is adaptive and will present relevant options to suit the current scenario, thus doing away with the need to scroll lengthy lists full of menu options. The adoption of a purely onscreen button driven…

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Ben Logan
3 October 2011

German antivirus testing lab AV-Test.org has now expanded its antivirus certification testing reports to bi-monthly instead of once per quarter. They have also broadened the field of subjects for their latest test to include corporate solutions and more. Products under the test spotlight can receive up to 6 points each for protection against malware attacks, repair of existing malware infestations and overall usability, with a total of 11 points needed for certification. In addition to performing regular antivirus certification testing on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, they have now added AVG Anti-Virus Free, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Panda Cloud…

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