Chrome – Gmail Notification

Chrome v10 has this subtle new email notification for Gmail which I found to be particularly interesting. I haven’t found any resource online regarding this behavior, so decided to post it here.

I’m curious – is there any API to do this?

Safari 140

A new twitter plugin for Safari with URL shortener.

Doug Bownman, Visual Design Lead at Google, gives a rundown on the recently updated buttons in Gmail and other Google apps.
Google Internet Bus starts its tour of southern India.
Pencil Project is a free Firefox plugin for rapid sketching and GUI prototyping.
Mycrocosm, from M.I.T.’s Media Lab, is a web service that allows you to share snippets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form of simple statistical graphs.
Philip Toledano’s ‘Days with my Father‘ is a beautiful and touching photo documentary of his 98 year old father.
The new Delicious, now refreshingly delicious!
Google Mapmaker – its like a wiki for maps!
Andy Biao (Waxy.org) interviews Alan Taylor, creator of Boston Globe’s The Big Picture – which is being buzzed as the best new weblog of the year.
View pdfs within firefox on your mac with firefox-mac-pdf plugin.
Fire Eagle is a stylish way to share your location with sites and services online.
Plainview is a full-screen web browser for the Mac.
Jeremy Zawodny leaves Yahoo!
The NY Times did this stunning visualization of differentiating the Obama/Clinton support. That’s a very smart way of visualizing the complex data set.
Responding to Jason Fried’s article on Skipping Photoshop for UI, Blue Flavor’s Jeff Croft favors Photoshop for UI detailing. The crux of the argument is based on the choice of workflow that each one has.
Nice collection of interface stencils from Yahoo. Available in multiple formats.
Does your CSS columns look messed up in IE 6? Here are some excellent tips by Kyle Neath on fixing them.
A list of data visualization blogs.

WordPress 2.5

I just upgraded my WordPress to the latest release candidate – 2.5 and boy, am I impressed! The admin interface is gorgeous, thanks to the happy folks at Happy Cog Studios. I downloaded the release candidate yesterday and tested it locally with my dev setup. Its quite stable and after playing around with it for a bit, I knew I couldn’t resist upgrading my live version. So, the first thing I did this morning was just that.

Sheryl Sanders, VP – global online sales and operations at Google to join Facebook as COO.
Hey, have you tried Yahoo Newsglobe?
Buzzword is a web based Flash word processor from Adobe. The interface is absolutely stunning.
How Google could keep Yahoo from Microsoft.
Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit and Think Secret will no longer be published. This is really sad!
Adobe ImageReady has been discontinued, but the core features are now available in Photoshop CS3. Here’s the feature location guide.
Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform
Visitors to IndiaTimes.com, a major English-language Indian news site, risk infecting their computers with a deluge of malware. Beware!
Newsweek.com has just had a cosmetic surgery and is looking pretty.

Airtel – Vodafone

Typing airtel.com on your browser takes you to spanish Vodafone site. Funny this!

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