It’s been a while since

It's been a while since I've looked at WebMD. Their lead designer, Bruce Tognazzini, worked for Apple Computer for many years and wrote a wonderful column on interface design in every issue of Apple Developer News.

"Tog" still writes a column on human interface .. it's on the web now, of course.

Not surprisingly, WebMD's interface is clean, and easy to navigate. I've never seen what's inside the "paid" site, so I can't comment on what's hidden in there, but the public site is becoming more and more useful.

They now have made Scientific American Medicine available "for a limited time" to users of the WebMD site. To use SAM for free, log in to the WebMD physician's library page, click on the "Scientific American" button … you should be able to find your way in from there.