If you liked the ‘Political infographics TV feature on Newsnight‘ video I posted last month, then you’re gonna ❤ this. My personal favourite is the ‘audacious misspelling’ category :P
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Interesting TV feature on BBC’s Newsnight this evening focusing on the popular rise of political infographics in today’s new media. (Filmed, spur of the moment, using my phone.):
Even though 5% of users’ total time is spent past the 2,000-pixel mark, they tend to scan information that far from the top fairly superficially: some pages are very long (often 4,000+ pixels in my sample), and thus this 5% of user attention is spread very thinly. In our study, user viewing time was distributed as follows:
- Above the fold: 80.3%
- Below the fold: 19.7%
We used an eye tracker with a resolution of 1,024 × 768 pixels. These days, many users have somewhat bigger screens, and we’ve conducted many (non-ET) usability studies with larger resolutions. Although using a bigger monitor wouldn’t change my conclusions, it would somewhat increase the percentage of user attention spent above the fold simply because more info would be available in the initially viewable space.
I used this jQuery placeholder plugin to do the job today and it worked nicely.
The new HTML5 specification introduces the form input placeholder attribute, which allows us to define a hint to help users fill out input fields. If you’re using a WebKit-based browser right now you should find working examples of the new input placeholder in use on this page.
Working with form elements, especially labels, can present a dilemma for many…
Pending feature requests for v1.1 (beta):
- Custom aspect ratios
- Default radio input
- Full form entry validation
Height to width conversion Outputs image place holders
Simply put; you’d like to be able to insert media (notably images) into your new WordPress 3.0 posts and pages – and any other website page – and ensure the dimensions fill the column width, helping to:
Most performance optimization today are made on the parts that generate the HTML document (apache, C++, databases, etc.), but those parts only contribute to about 20% of the user’s response time. It’s better to focus on optimizing the parts that contribute to the other 80%.