Twitter is working on an edit button and it has nothing to do with Elon Musk 😉. Hey Twitter! How about increasing the character limit, thereby encouraging public discourse that is mature, nuanced, and complex? Anyone? Bueller?
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Issue #179 (Apr 13th, 2022)
17 business idioms and their alternatives
Why your design system needs words
AI for content teams
⚾ "I know it’s a long shot, but I wanted to touch base because you’re always on the ball, and we need to be at the top of our game."
That message might work for the company softball game, but when it comes to clear communication, we can do better.
Special three-part breakdown of a new Chrome feature:
Start typing in the Chrome address bar, and you may notice something new: a "Resume your journey" feature. But does the copy and design here sufficiently communicate the feature?
Only after seeing it a few times did I hover over what turns out to be a button, sparking a default browser tooltip with more info.
Pressing ‘tab’ a few times does move the focus to the button. But that took a while to figure out.
This is a tricky use case, complicated by the fact that the user's hands are on the keyboard when the feature is introduced. As a thought experiment, what changes might you suggest to increase engagement?
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