Steven Levy: ‘Inside Google+’

From Steven Levy’s detailed behind-the-scenes story on Google+ for Wired:

One variation that users will notice comes in interface design — conspicuously, in Circles. With colorful animations, drag-and-drop magic and whimsical interface touches, Circles looks more like a classic Apple program than the typically bland Google app. That’s no surprise since the key interface designer was legendary software artist Andy Hertzfeld.

Hertzfeld, of course, is the publisher of, the wonderful archive of “anecdotes about the development of Apple’s original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it.”

Tuesday, 28 June 2011