Little big details: Rdio

Listening state persists independent of whether you’re using the web app or desktop app. Taking an action in one immediate affects the state of the other. It’s user experience details like this that have kept me perma-awestruck about Rdio since Friday, and why I’m tempted to throw iTunes completely out the window.

New navigation for the NY City News Service

Inspired by the Spokesman Review, I rolled out taxonomy-based navigation for the NY City News Service last night. Readers can navigate by topics, places, and media. Special projects are also more accessible. One neat thing about WordPress’ custom taxonomies is that I can design different landing pages for each taxonomy, and then even go as far as create unique pages for each term. The navigation is just the beginning.