I found myself designing a top navigation pattern that included a shopping cart button and decided to do a little research to see how top sites handled the same problem. Below are the results.
Back in March 2009 we had a particularly cold day, I believe it was something like –10° F degrees (–23° C) and I woke up at 5am, unable to sleep. I grabbed my camera and figured I would try to catch the sunrise on the shores Lake Ontario. When I got there, the shore line extended about 100 feet into the water where waves had frozen solid, creating an undulating surface that fluctuated in height by up to 5 feet. I wandered out to the edge where ice flows were smashing into the shore. As the wind whipped in gusts 50 MPH a wave smashed against the edge and sprayed my camera with water, which froze instantly! My whole camera was encased in a block of ice and it completely shut down. The third photo was taken the moment the wave hit.
By the next day it had thawed, and these were the pictures I was able to retrieve.
In 2010, I migrated from a Blackberry Curve to a Motorola Droid 2. I chose the Droid 2 because it had a slide out keyboard and I wasn't yet ready to abandon the physical keyboard because I was afraid I wouldn't like a digital one. Turns out I was wrong about that, but I wouldn't find out until I had suffered through 2 years of Droid use before finally jumping on board the iPhone bandwagon.
Finally, after 2 years of heavy, heavy use my iPhone 5 passed the baton to this iPhone 6. My iPhone 5 had a broken on/off button, a scratched camera lens, and a charging port that didn't recognize the charging cable.
I'm just happy to have a phone that works flawlessly again. Now to put a case on this thing!