My neighborhood in Portland has a number of early 20th century apartment buildings in it. I decided to document some of their nameplates.
Posted on May 7, 2005 7:28 PM
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1. I do think that some are late 20C copies (the Highland Court one certainly, the Worthington looks pretty 1980s cheezy, and the Villa Florence has 1987 written all over it), but I'm more interested in the variety than the historical continuity. The Rose Plaza is probably from the 1950 or even 1960s, but it's still a great sign.
2. I know the Flickr people well and I know they care passionately for the user experience of the thing, but I don't know how much testing they'Ωve done. However, in all UI design, there are tradeoffs and some situations are going to get shortchanged.
3. Before I switched to Flickr late last year, I installed and used gallery. You can see my gallery pictures at http://www.orangecone.com/gallery. I liked it a lot, but Flickr is better for sharing photos (not surprisingly, since that's what it's for). The main Gallery page is here: http://gallery.menalto.com
Are those perhaps 20th century look-i-likies? Good project all the same. When is anybody going to do a usability test on the flickr site by the way? I had my entire family in uproar when I swtiched over to it from the Kodak web gallery. (The problem with the kodak site is that hey kinda force you to print out the pictures which is very sad when one has expressly decreased the file size to enable upload only to have the ever-present internet newbie relatives crying that they paid $x.xx to get poor pictures...and then blamed me!)
Anyway...do you know of a very usable online picture gallery? Maybe I should just build my own...hmmm...off to the coding books?
Liz and I moved here in January. I still have an apartment in San Francisco that I visit for one week a month, but I'm primarily Portland-based for the moment.
I didn't even know you lived in Portland! When did that happen?
Extra credit and a free drink to the person who correctly picks out our building from the lineup.
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