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bio website robmclarty.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 35
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  • Currentish computer languages and tools with which I feel totally comfortable being given any kind of problem to solve (and which I use almost every day): Ruby, Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSON, Backbone, Node, PHP, MySQL, Rails, jQuery, Underscore, Flash, Actionscript, Photoshop, Illustrator, Vim, GIT, SSH, Apache, Nginx, Bash, and Markdown.

  • Stuff I'm currently using and playing with, but that I want to know better: Canvas, websockets, local storage, and NoSQL (playing with MongoDB atm).

  • Things I like (other than computers, that can't be eaten): movies (the top of my list reads "Die Hard"), cycling, outer-space, alpine skiing, infrared photography, the philosophy of mind, speculative fiction (PKD in particular), french illustration (I'm looking at you, Moebius), and using a combination of media (mostly black ink) to make my own images on paper.

  • Digestible things that I enjoy: New York pizza, full-flavoured scotch (e.g., Lagavulin), Montreal smoked meat, really tart goat's cheese (any particular kind), salty dill pickles (my uncle Mark made the best pickles one year :D~~), Kobe beef tenderloin (I spent a crap-load of money to try it, and everything else is cardboard in comparison), salmon sashimi (obviously), and bitter sake (chilled).


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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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answered How to find later parts of a multi-part article
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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comment Should animations pause on mouseover?
If it's something you want me to read, I'd like it to wait for me to decide that I'm done reading it. If it's something that you just want to show me an impression of and it's not important for me to read, then I suppose as long as I can understand how to control the interface, it's not that bad (but if it's not that important for me to read, then why is it taking up prime real estate on the page?)
Sep
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answered On a feed of articles - should I allow inline commenting or only in the article page?
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Student
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Mar
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accepted Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?
Mar
23
comment Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?
I'm accepting your answer as it was most informative and helped me formulate my opinion. I think I agree with the solution you described (putting the buy-tickets where the current newsletter-signup is located). The links you provided were useful and informative. Thanks.
Mar
23
comment Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?
Geez, you're really making my decision easy aren't you? haha. I like what you said about leaving the user with the primary action. I also think the repetition doesn't work as well (if I used the "main menu" option, I think I would fight for then removing the duplicate). I hadn't considered moving the newsletter signup essentially switching it with the existing buy-now. Tough call.
Mar
23
awarded  Commentator
Mar
23
comment Is there any alternative UI for tree structure?
That's cool. I never imagined laying out indent levels like that. A little harder to read, but gives you the advantage of lining all the code up flush left (fits more characters on the screen horizontally).
Mar
23
comment Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?
I totally agree with you regarding the menu. Unfortunately the person paying the bills gets the final say on the taxonomy of the main menu (we tried our best for simple + concise labels, believe me). Such is the nature of client work, lol.
Mar
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asked Which of the following options best draws attention to the “buy tickets” action without detracting from the surrounding visual hierarchy?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
answered Is there any alternative UI for tree structure?
Mar
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comment Share Buttons on Landing Page — Where to place them?
@Rahul Good call. I've updated the images to make it easier to see and compare the different share-button positions.