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bio website emeraldcode.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Feb 20 at 20:42

CEO of the emeraldcode.com, kitgui.com and zipstory.com

http://www.KitGUI.com is the cloud content management system running on all server-side programming languages and can be installed in 5 minutes. Its the strangest and coolest thing for content management where you won't believe it till you use it.

http://www.EmeraldCode.com delivers a higher class of ecommerce websites based on the latest web standards. The client list speaks for itself.

zipstory.com (closed beta): If you ask "What's going on in our town?" then its the right place for you. Community based content and groups you can form and join. Sounds fun, right?

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-sebring/49/ab6/b88/

github: https://github.com/sebringj


Feb
7
comment Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
Thanks. I was just bored. I'm not at all qualified to answer this question. I'm a programmer and business owner and never dable in questionnaires, just marketing as a necessity.
Feb
7
comment Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
Oh absolutely true but that is just as likely a trap to fall into when asking questions themselves such as "Do you think Obama is ruining our economy?" That is what I mean by relavent. Its a wash. That issue exists in all forms of content exposed to the would be questionnaire.
Feb
7
comment Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey
I'm not sure where that is relavent any more than the questions themselves. Do you think you are less intelligent than me? That's a leading question indicating you might be in your head for example. Nothing to do with pulling in you at all.
Feb
6
comment What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?
Here's an example of a good use: kippt.com try clicking on the signup link.
Feb
6
comment What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?
Generically speaking... yes. It is useful to point out specifics in such a forum though. UI has been abused for the sake of simplicity from the developer's perspective giving a useful feature in special cases a bad rap. Try using the "signup" for this website and tell me if this is not a good use of a dialog kippt.com but you are generally correct in most cases.
Feb
6
comment What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?
+1 well said. Newbie web developers and especially designers love to jump a bandwagon theme of the new school. Hating modals is one of them. There is a time and a place for this.
Feb
6
comment What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?
In the case where the user specifically asks for it. If the context has nothing to do with the other parts of the website, why not focus them? It makes no sense to hate modals for the sake of hating them. @naoise-golden (see below) said this very succinctly.
Feb
5
comment What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?
In the case where the UI doesn't warrant a full screen AND is outside the scope of the current view. For example you are on a social website and someone requests to join your group. You would see a little message indicator on the top of the website you click on, it brings down a list of messages, you click on the group request message and up pops a small dialog that shows the person's profile, their reason for wanting to be in the group and you ability to cancel, deny, approve.
May
18
comment Is it ok to require certain users to have JavaScript enabled?
They didn't complain because the automated help desk isn't compatible with rotary telephones. Duh.
Mar
17
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
UX stands for "User Experience". What part of having a slow page is not part of the user's experience? That's why all these loaders have been built over the years to provide feedback so we don't shut off the computer. This is much ado about nothing.
Mar
9
comment How should I implement Language selection in a CMS?
@dnbrv I challenge you to look at it and critique it. I think it will blow your mind if you didn't think about this before. PageLime is a designery tool for FTP-based stuff and its a toy basically. The challenge is to get that type of usability but in a large-scale dynamic feed-way.
Mar
9
comment How should I implement Language selection in a CMS?
You can have en-us as your default without prefix or what I do for SEO is postfix on a lot of things so you can glean the pattern at the end.
Mar
9
comment How should I implement Language selection in a CMS?
Yes exactly. You can go to kitgui.com and see. :) Its not like you think. Not even close based on your comment. Of course I 100% agree with you. Just take a look and it will connect.
Mar
9
comment Why do progress bars animate backwards?
good job on showing the study. science trumps common sense a lot of times and sometimes they are congruent. point is you need to have science to back it up.
Jan
22
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
In a decade we won't even be using the web like this. Siri is just a hint of it. I think it will be more toward conversation with visual feedback while you converse freely to a machine with elements of minority report thrown in IMO.
Jan
8
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
Understood, however @ThomasClayson ask yourself if that's what Google Docs is doing or Apple's UI trend. I imagine you have not used those yet so its harder to visualize what I mean exactly. Try it out a bit. It may not be one-size fits all type of thing but I do appreciate not having to explicitly save things and it becomes second nature in work flow, similar to how scrolling with the mouse pad on a laptop with a flick of your finger has become in grained in so many people after being so used to a mouse grab.
Dec
28
comment Is it ok to require certain users to have JavaScript enabled?
ah men. (not religious but fitting)
Dec
19
comment Is this hard to read?
But, I recently did this ecommerce website -> klim.com/en-us and notice the lack of a white background. It all depends on your type of website. Hard-fast rules die hard.
Dec
19
comment Is this hard to read?
Yes, his example looks like it should have the Koolaid guy on there. He might as well have a color wheel on there for user preferences as anyone will do it seems.
Dec
19
comment Is this hard to read?
I don't want to take the credit for that as I used ThemeForest. I do know when I'm not good at UI and defer it to the experts. :)