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bio website centiva.si
location Celje, Slovenia
age 34
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Apr 9 '13 at 10:57

Developer at Centiva LLC, Slovenia. Focusing on web and SharePoint development using ASP.NET WebForms, ASP.NET MVC, SharePoint technologies, JQuery and Silverlight.


Feb
13
comment Working out the site navigation
then don't reinvent the wheel
Feb
13
comment Working out the site navigation
By users in "How does looking at the tasks your users perform help you to structure a better website?" you mean the visitors of the site or the users actually creating content? Also, please provide more details what kind of site this is, is it content heavy site and if so, what kind of content? Texts, images, galleries? I find it hard to believe that most of the content would be all that different. Often it boils down to articles, posts, news, photo galleries..basically the stuff you find in a typical CMS. So what is it?
Jan
19
comment Hover over web images for additional details best practices
lol kid, yeah i can find windows phone 7, 2 years b4 windows 8..transport signage looking like that has been around for decades..helvetica based design all over europe..i'm not going to continue to argue, it's just i hate it when from time to time one smartass comes around saying "this is called XYZ, duh" and finishes with that not contributing anything else relevant
Jan
15
comment Hover over web images for additional details best practices
your probably confusing it with Live Tiles but if you want to call those hovers, than do, but they're not coz they are there whether you hover or not..hovers don't have much with metro, there's no hovers in Windows 8 nor in WP8 nor in Windows 8 apps because it can't be since those are all touch interfaces..even if you use mouse in Windows 8 there are no hovers. Again, my question is much more general than metro..
Jan
15
comment Hover over web images for additional details best practices
yeah but how many mobile users actually use the long tap and it's not available on all devices, for instance it doesn't on work on one of my Sony Xperia's?
Jan
15
comment Hover over web images for additional details best practices
I know it's "Metro" but Metro is just look and feel and the squares, the hovers are more general and used in wide variety of places, for instance on Gilt also, etc.
Nov
3
comment Deliberately annoying users to discourage certain behaviour. Is this a bad idea?
what if your users were paying users? I suppose they are not but what if they were? And those paying users say "turn off the blocks completely"?
Jun
13
comment Dropdown navigation menus - should top menu option link to content?
I tend to set long enough waits (up to 2 seconds) for when users cursor goes out of a menu to deal with the menu disappearance problems which are trouble, I agree. However, the problem with my users is not in misclicking an item but rather in not clicking anything. They seem to hover, then wait, search and scan for an item that doesn't exist because it's already in there as a top level item which they just hovered but should have do one more step and that is click on it.
Jun
13
comment Dropdown navigation menus - should top menu option link to content?
@tajmo: please post your comment as an answer, I will accept it, because it sums up what I wanted to do in the first place
Jun
12
comment Dropdown navigation menus - should top menu option link to content?
right..I understand you..touch doesn't have hover I know. But the point is my menu does work on click. Clicking on "News and Posts" takes the user to a list of this content. However, besides that hovering it does render the dropdown too. So it kinda has two functions - serves as a link and displays dropdown. Also please note that the pages in this app are touch enabled by providing links to the content that is also available via dropdowns.
Jun
12
comment Dropdown navigation menus - should top menu option link to content?
my users like hover menus and the menus are here to stay. This is another one of those religious anti-something movements because people didn't take enough time to get them right. That's why I am asking this question. IMHO hovered dropdowns are one of the most natural structures because people understand hierarchical structures easily. Also, they've served well for decades in DOS times.
Jun
12
comment Load Fonts First or Last?
+1 on the reflow
Dec
30
comment Traffic lights: why yellow before green?
yes that's the correct behaviour and it works like this here in Slovenia too. But it doesn't work like this in Italy. In Italy it goes straight from Red to Green and since I just returned from there I can tell you it's quite annoying. It's easier for the eye to register both Red and Yellow turned on, than to register the movement from Red straight to Green. You lose the feeling of how long the Green was already on and it actually happened to me that drivers behind me were beeping. The effect being, I kept my eyes focused on the lights from there on and I don't think that's a good practice.
Dec
29
comment navigation menu for not an ordinary site content
It took me some time to accept this answer because I was the one who upvoted @Tony Bolero thinking that my idea for navigation was not at all bad. However, after a few days of thinking about it and in the meantime doing other stuff, I finally decided to go with a somewhat classic menu navigation but without dropdowns. Essentially what I ended up doing is the "pills" navigation, it looks great, it has hover support, allows for showing the currently active page, looks and feels understandable and looks nice.
Dec
28
comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
@CamiloMartin it's important to note that not everyone's motivation is the same. The motivation of "yours" FileMatrix maker might be that "he wants to test out each and every control available to him in his IDE", while someone might take his product and try to trim it down to the minimal. That's why development teams should consist of both types of people - some of the best development firms know how to do this. Also, not to be derogative at all, it has to be said that some developers know how to code but that's it. Most r not very intelligent and r very weak in general common knowledge.
Dec
28
comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
@CamiloMartin You have to take the problem area into the context. It's much easier to make email marketing simple and friendly (MailChimp) than making the maintainance of a nuclear plant the same simple.
Dec
28
comment Any actual reason for complicated UIs?
@CamiloMartin you seriously need to get two things in your mind in order.BAD design and COMPLEX design. As some already pointed out, having hundreds of options on one screen is NOT bad, when it saves some support guy or gal a few mouseclicks which are not necessary. It would be bad if they had 3 or 4 gauges there on the dashboard and when the customer called they'd need to double click few times to get to the information requested by the customer.