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bio website labs.2-bit-toys.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 43
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Nov 24 at 7:28

At any moment in time I may wear one of these hats: interaction designer, coder, gamer, educator, hacker, athlete, musician, chef, woodworker. I like to dabble in lots of things...from the virtual to the physical.


Nov
8
comment Why are election results presented by a geographic map instead of a cartogram map?
I think that what @Kaz suggests would be a nice way to show the connection between geography and "graphy". :)
Oct
28
comment How do you know when an interface is complete?
I love this quote by the author of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery..."A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." This really speaks to @Nir's philosophy.
Oct
28
comment Displaying a panda's family tree
I think you're thinking in the right direction. You can either allow people to filter or potentially you can take a Google Maps approach and have different levels of zooming?
Sep
27
comment What are some of the negative consequences of using dark patterns in design?
You'll become a Dark Jedi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Jedi
Sep
23
comment Panorama viewers based on Javascript
code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#browsersupport ... browser support for V3 and V2 of the API. We're targeting IE6 so we won't be able to use custom panoramas! Drats!
Sep
23
comment Panorama viewers based on Javascript
@Juian - the 2D overlays don't stick to certain objects in the scene. I'm sure one can do it through some calculation of one's own, but does the API do it for you?
Sep
23
comment Panorama viewers based on Javascript
@Juian - that looks really promising. I can't seem to find the red arrow on editorsofficial.com.
Sep
22
comment Panorama viewers based on Javascript
Cool! This gets me really close to what I need. Now I need to figure out how to deal with hotspots and such. Any ideas Julian?
Sep
17
comment Are there other options of enabling an irregular shaped clickable area on a web page other than image maps?
Moved and added link back to this thread. This is the link on StackOverflow. stackoverflow.com/questions/3738660/…
Sep
17
comment Are there other options of enabling an irregular shaped clickable area on a web page other than image maps?
raphaeljs.com/australia.html This is what I'm looking for. Now I have to consider their list of supported browsers. :)
Sep
17
comment Are there other options of enabling an irregular shaped clickable area on a web page other than image maps?
I Jim. It's a good link but the technique won't really solve my ideal situation. In my situation the shapes are touching each other. In the article, they have enough space between them where rectangular regions can still be used. I guess I can break down my irregular shape into an approximation based on many rectangles...seems tricky, but you got me thinking.
Sep
17
comment Are there other options of enabling an irregular shaped clickable area on a web page other than image maps?
Is there a special way to move it or do I just copy and paste? I want to retain the comments and answers.
Sep
15
comment other wording for a Select button?
Piggybacking off of Patrick's question...what technology are you using? Need to understand how rich of an experience this is. E.g. Is it an HTML page with character choices or is it something highly interactive and animated like a Flash game?
Sep
12
comment Tools for creating mockups for mobile device UIs
Those lists are great!
Sep
12
comment Tools for creating mockups for mobile device UIs
The iPhone app sounds really interesting! Thanks!
Sep
11
comment Pros/Cons of PSD mockups vs. HTML mockups
One thing that I come across a lot is that sometimes there's a disconnect with what the visual designer thinks can be done in HTML. The PSD that they create may not be a true representation of what the final page may look like. I think that if there are some rules or conventions (like sticking to an agreed upon grid) which can mitigate this. Having said this, I don't think that there's a right or wrong here. One has to weigh the skills of the team and the amount of time available to create the mockup to determine which approach to take.
Aug
29
comment Using color in wireframes…is this a “no no”?
I think this can be clearly communicated. There can be a disclaimer in the beginning that this is not communicating visual design. But the programmer is not developing with just the wireframes alone, it should be accompanied by a visual screen design from the graphics designer, no?
Aug
27
comment Why is there a convention on the web for dropdown menus on hover instead of on click?
Here's a wikipedia entry that talks about the unjustified "3 click" rule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-click_rule
Aug
27
comment Where could I find some free/commerical stock icon packs?
This should be a community wiki. The question should be rephrased to "What are good sources for icon packs?"
Aug
12
comment Simplicity vs. Flexibility
That's one of my favorite design philosophies and Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes.