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A Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers – NYTimes.com

Evan Williams is at it again. Mr. Williams is sitting in an office here a mile up the road from Twitter, where he is a founder and is still a board member, working on Medium, an amorphous-sounding company that could be one more curio of the Internet age or might end up taking over the world. It’shard to tell from talking to Mr. Williams. He is plenty thoughtful, but unlike so many other people I spent time with in San Francisco last week, he’s not a big talker. He loves text, he loves code and he loves typing.When he stepped aside as chief executive of Twitter in 2010, Mr. Williams wanted to get back into blogging and found the tools …

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A Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers – NYTimes.com

Are Hollow Icons Really Harder to Recognize Than Solid Icons? A Research Study

Last summer software designer Aubrey Johnson published a post on Medium with a specific critique of Apple’s brand new mobile operating system, iOS7. Johnson suggested that Apple’s new “hollow” icons, being more visually complex than “solid” icons, create cognitive fatigue for users that will eventually lead them to tire of the interface and stop using it. The timely, bite-sized post was shared and discussed widely, with some designers affirming it as sensible advice and others criticizing it as overblown, oversimplified, and lacking valid evidence. An example of solid and hollow icons in the tab bar of an app in Apple’s iOS7. The selected icon, Top Charts, uses a filled-in “solid” style. The unselected icons use an outlined “hollow” style. As …

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Are Hollow Icons Really Harder to Recognize Than Solid Icons? A Research Study

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