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bio website tclayson.com
location Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Jul 15 '13 at 12:21

I am a professional mobile and web developer.


Jul
15
comment Connecting to WLAN (WiFi) without screen
Wow thanks for all the info. Lots of time and effort put into this answer. Very interesting. Thanks!
Jul
15
accepted Connecting to WLAN (WiFi) without screen
Jul
11
asked Connecting to WLAN (WiFi) without screen
Jan
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
24
awarded  Teacher
Aug
23
comment What ways are there to highlight a selected option or link without using bold?
Hi, I've had a play with colours and because the background was dark and color apart from white wasn't showing up nicely. So I've changed the background color of the <p> element around the item and put the screenshots in my first post. What do you think? I think its quite garish personally, but what do you think? Thanks
Aug
23
revised What ways are there to highlight a selected option or link without using bold?
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Aug
23
comment What ways are there to highlight a selected option or link without using bold?
That's not a bad idea, although on the dark background I may not have as much choice on the colours. :) I'll have a play with that.
Aug
23
answered Android app - Look and feel
Aug
23
revised Is it necessary to store chat conversation?
added 571 characters in body
Aug
23
answered Is it necessary to store chat conversation?
Aug
23
asked What ways are there to highlight a selected option or link without using bold?
Apr
16
comment How can I distract / entertain people in an app while waiting?
Only problem is I've just done it and not been able to read the quote. Very annoying. Its good, but I'd prefer a "continue" button to come up once its loaded so I can read the quote completely if I want to. Similarly a checkbox "continue automatically on load" would be a good idea when I get bored of reading the quotes.
Jan
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
9
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
I agree @JGWeissman, however I'm not targeting you or me with this program - I'm targeting users who use Microsoft Word day in day out. The kind of people who use internet explorer because they don't know that you can get different browsers, and even if they did then they don't know why they should bother changing because "everything works in internet explorer". ;) I need to give the most intuitive platform for my users, and I believe that disabling the button will cause unnecessary confusion. There are other ways I can alert the user to unsaved changes.
Jan
8
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
I always use google docs, and I work on a Mac 100% of the time. However, my intended users work on Windows computers, use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, click the "Apply" button then the "Ok" button when using the control panel and all sorts. I'm not trying to be cutting edge and modern (unfortunately) I'm trying to make my application useable and accessible. It needs to have an interface that is simple, useable and intuitive. I don't think that auto save (for the demographic I am targeting) is intuitive unfortunately. Maybe in a decade.
Jan
8
awarded  Commentator
Jan
8
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
@fluffy what's the reasoning behind this?
Jan
8
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
I wish I could do this, this would help everyone. However I feel that this could confuse the intended audience of my application more so than just not providing feedback on a button.
Jan
8
comment Should I provide feedback from a save button?
I inserted a movie into the document before saving it clever! :) Yeah, I understand you answer but normally this usually happens very quickly and goes largely unnoticed by the "average" user. Contrast this to web apps for instance. If you click save usually you are presented with the same page with a persistant notification (usually in green or yellow) saying "Saved" or "Your email has been sent successfully" or something. The reason for providing the feedback on the button was to lower the intrusion level to make it obvious but not annoying.