Category Archives for Mobile

Redesign of the UNC Libraries’ website

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Last month we debuted the completely overhauled UNC Libraries website at library.unc.edu. Roughly a year in the making, this is a huge step forward for the Library. Our old site was entirely hand-maintained pages, and included over 60,000 files (HTML, … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Three line menu

Thursday, December 27th 2012

I try to keep an eye out for standards in mobile UI. With limited screen space available for the interface, I spend a ton of time thinking about how best to represent actions to our users. Are there standards of … Continue reading

27. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
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Web services I use, 2012 edition

Friday, December 21st 2012

Since I last posted this list, a few things have changed. First, here’s the things I used last year but don’t anymore: Simplenote For two weeks in October, Simplenote’s syncing service stopped working entirely. None of my notes propogated across … Continue reading

21. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, Year's Best | 1 comment

Responsive web design with Bootstrap.

Sunday, July 1st 2012

In an effort to improve my coding skills, I’ve been working on a little php/mysql shared shopping list webapp for my wife and I to use. Today I finished moving the UI into the Bootstrap framework. Bootstrap is a side … Continue reading

01. July 2012 by Chad Haefele
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Web services I use, 2011 edition

Monday, December 5th 2011

Someone recently asked me about tools I use for my own personal infnormation management. I guess I haven’t posted about that kind of thing in a while, so here’s a list: Simplenote syncs text notes across devices. For example: I … Continue reading

05. December 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, Year's Best | 7 comments

The case for home-grown, sustainable next generation library services

Friday, October 21st 2011

Background: I was recently honored to be asked to write a technology column for an upcoming special issue of Public Services Quarterly. The issue’s theme is next generation public services, and I went with a title of “The case for … Continue reading

21. October 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Publications, Ramblings | Leave a comment

Amazon adds Whispersync for personal ebooks

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Last Friday I received an email from Amazon with a fairly innocuous subject line: “New Kindle Personal Documents Features”. I’ll put the full text of the email at the end of this post, because I can’t seem to find it … Continue reading

20. October 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech | 5 comments

Dear Amazon: We just want changelogs!

Saturday, October 1st 2011

After pulling Neal Stephenson’s new book Reamde from the Kindle store, Amazon replaced it with an updated version yesterday. The whole saga is detailed at Teleread. While perhaps not as disturbing as the time Amazon infamously pulled copies of 1984 … Continue reading

01. October 2011 by Chad Haefele
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Why I’m not sold on Bloapp

Tuesday, August 30th 2011

Sometimes I feel like I’m taking crazy pills! There’s been a lot of excitement on librarian blogs and twitter accounts today about Bloapp. The service converts your blog into an app… sort of. Now excuse me while I put on … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: apps, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Tech | 9 comments

Amazon CloudPlayer – Better than free?

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

For years I’ve seen a lot of very smart people refer to how the industry of your choice (music, movies, games, etc) can beat rampant piracy: Offer a service that’s better than free. That is, provide features that piracy can … Continue reading

22. May 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 4 comments

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