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10 Usability Tips Based on Research Studies

Great usability tips from Six Revisions. It’s based on research studies so we can trust it should be effective to implement on your website. My favorites tips are:

  1. Place your important content on left side.
  2. Make your content easily readable.
  3. Whitespace of text affects readability.
  4. Small detail make a huge difference.

My favorites tips above already implemented on my ThinkRooms website. It’s should used when you design your new website for better usability. 

Blogging For Web Designers: Editorial Calendars and Style Guides

Very interesting post from Smashing Magazine. This post about how to planning your blogging time and how to stylize your content. It’s show how to schedule your content type each week and standardizing your content style and format.

Make Netbeans 6.9 run smoothly on Snow Leopard

This is a simple step to make Netbeans 6.9 for PHP development run smoothly on my MBP with Snow Leopard 10.6.2.

  1. Open your Netbeans runtime config file on by run this command on terminal 
    sudo edit /Applications/
  2. Make sure the line with “Netbeans_default_options” parameter looked like this:
    netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-XX:MaxPermSize=512m -J-XX:+UseCompressedOops -J-XX:CompileThreshold=100 -J-Xverify:none -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true"

Please change to location of your Netbeans. I’ve used in my MBP with 2GB of RAM and it’s run smoothly like I expected. Hope this tips could help you who have experience with slow Netbeans on your Mac.