HB Blogside

Diane Kenedy: blog archive

Migrate Files and Metadata in SharePoint 2010

Recently, I needed to move many files that had custom metadata from one SharePoint site to a different SharePoint site. I do not have access to the SharePoint server interface, so using PowerShell was not an option. My permissions for … Read more…

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Importance of Error Messages

Error messages can easily be overlooked when a page or web-based tool is being created. Sometimes the placeholders for error messages are still there when a page or tool has been published—this can lead to confusion. Other times, the message appears … Read more…

Posted in Error Messages, Technology, Web Design | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Typography Detective

I went through the Oregon Heritage Rail Museum when it opened. A lot of people attended the opening and took photos. I refrained from taking any photos until I walked through the Pullman cars. Then this warning caught my eye:

Posted in Inspiration | Leave a comment

Web-based Applications: Best Practices

One of the services we offer to clients is a usability review of web sites or web-based tools. Sometimes we then are fortunate to help improve the site or tool. Being given the opportunity to review interfaces created by other … Read more…

Posted in Technology, Usability, Web Design | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Something Adorable

It’s happened again—I’ve found an intriguing and pleasant surprise in my lunch. I truly wasn’t looking for this. That would just be too nerdy. Since that lunch, I’ve had this sitting on my desk. Every single person who sees it … Read more…

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Photos of Typography in the Wild

Bob, our resident magician, is also a photographer and has posted an interesting series of shots on his Facebook page. Here are a few samples of his photos:

Posted in Culture, Inspiration | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Of Gardeners and Geeks

People have looked at me oddly when I mentioned that people in Korea have used sausages on a stick to use their iPhones. Especially when I add that this Korean snack food had a jump in sales once the word … Read more…

Posted in Accessibility, Culture, Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

iPhone Stylus

I ordered a stylus for my iPad, because I wanted a pen that would allow me sketch on my iPad with an app I’d downloaded. I couldn’t remember the brand of stylus I’d read about, and that was my mistake—because … Read more…

Posted in Accessibility, Usability | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bambi Meets Godzilla

I have been experimenting with modeling clay. It started when I got a small box of modeling clay as a gift at a trade show. It made me smile, so I brought it to work. Then, I signed up for … Read more…

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Spiffing Up the Blog?

One of the things we’ll do to fulfill resolution #7 is to share more about what makes HB Design special. This will include some behind-the-scenes looks at daily office life. As a first step, we’re going to share some avatars … Read more…

Posted in HB Design | Tagged | 1 Comment