I really like the “all departments” pattern as used on Ikea (and other sites). They don’t have space to show you all their categories at the top, so they make them available behind a quick dropdown.
We ended up in the rather fabulous salsa bar the Bururu Barara in Medellin (el centro) the other day.
Interesting pattern: asking users for information but reassuring them that it doesn’t have to be perfect:
(From Google Health)
What’s up with these warnings against google.com in Chrome? (Here’s another one.)
I mean, look at it. That’s not looking friendly. And that’s in Chrome.
Plus I have no idea what it means.
Get-points-to-log-in-today is a pretty good mechanism to get users to interact more. I got this email from OMGpop today. Not bad.
Just a quick thought: now that Bloglines is closing, and Google Reader is the winner in the RSS reader market, perhaps it’s a good time to create a new type of reader, perhaps focused on people (and faces). With a UI in between FB/Twitter and Bloglines/Google Reader. Something like this?
When you unsubscribe from Groupon’s daily emails, you get this result page. It’s pretty funny.
At Cloudant, another button with extra info:
I like this one better though.