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Jul
11
comment Is there a better solution than breadcrumbs to cascading categories on mobile?
@njzk2: actually, the browser itself is a problem as well, especially the tree representation they tend to use. Consider this example: i.stack.imgur.com/5ieum.png of the tree view in the browser. How does this tell me anything? How is this easy to navigate. It doesn't even tell me where I am! Also note that my point was on the deep hierarchy itself.
Jul
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should all links on a website be the same color?
Jul
11
comment Is there a better solution than breadcrumbs to cascading categories on mobile?
@njzk2 A file browser is a good example what's wrong with deep hierarchies. They are hard to navigate, and finding back a particular file you made 2 years ago is often a problem. That's why they offer search, because navigating the hierarchy is hell.
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
comment Why does Balsamiq talk about mockups when it doesn't seem a mockup
Who defined the terms in the way you use them now? And why exactly do you expect Balsamiq to be bound to that exact definition?
May
1
comment Why did Microsoft make all the Office 2013 icons have such similar colours?
I fail to see how the situations is worse now than it was. Look how close the old colors for Word, Visio and Lync are. Project? (there are two P's?) is also quite close. The set Outlook, Project and whatever S represents is also quite close, as are Excel and the two P icons. The only problematic choice may be the color change for Outlook. That application is used often at the same time as other applications including Word. I'd have chosen more different colors for these. Note that the outline of the icons, especially when viewed at a larger size, is now easier to distinguish than was before.
Apr
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
comment Make it clear a capture was taken
We're just capturing a single image, which then needs to be reviewed and accepted or rejected (and then re-taken). After accepting, they are processed with lots of image processing (which takes a couple of seconds). The actual capture is basically instantaneous.
Apr
10
comment Make it clear a capture was taken
It is build with Qt in C++. We're using the widgets framework for this (not QML), so animations are possible but time consuming. Something simple like a flash is doable, but the shutter might already be tricky to pull off in a reasonable time frame.
Apr
10
comment Make it clear a capture was taken
Thanks for the suggestion. We've considered this. I have clarified a bit on what hardware this actually runs: a normal computer which may or may not have sound enabled. Sound may help, but we can't just rely on that.
Apr
10
revised Make it clear a capture was taken
added 107 characters in body
Apr
10
asked Make it clear a capture was taken
Mar
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
12
comment Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?
@Ben: you forgot the final line: country. We may be sending you stuff from outside of the UK.
Mar
12
comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
Why do you assume in your answer that this question is about web sites? Edit: because the question does mention websites.
Feb
27
comment Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?
No sources, so it doesn't qualify as an answer: I think it is actually easier. You usually pull up quite close to the actual pump installation, especially in narrow-layed out stations. That means that if you have the pump on the same side as the driver seat, you will have very little space to get out of your car. Getting out on the other side would give you more space, I think. Just a guess though.
Feb
26
comment What are tabs used for and what's the difference with Ribbons
Bart Gijssens is right, but it sounds to me like your boss had a problem with the labels of your tabs. The Edit metadata tabs sound like a verb, instead of a noun. Thus, it seems like an actions instead of different view. Rename your tabs to "Document" and "Metadata" and you have something that sounds more useful.
Feb
21
reviewed Close Should a logo always be square?
Feb
21
reviewed Close Should messages (e. g. in a message box) be terminated with a period?
Feb
21
reviewed Close Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple?