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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
27
comment Why do some cars have the fuel door on the passenger's side?
@whatsisname: Considder a road-side layout for a gas station, which you pull into. Would it be safer to stand at the side of the road with the trafic rushing by while fueling, or at the other side of the car?
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?
Feb
21
comment Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple?
This question contains too many assumptions that are not backed by facts I think.
Feb
21
reviewed Close Should toggling icon indicate current status or new status?
Feb
21
answered Thermostat UIs make me guess and think too hard
Feb
14
answered On a US keyboard why is + shifted but - isn't?
Feb
7
comment Is responsive design becoming obsolete soon?
Note that even that is not enough. You also need to take the typical distance between the user and the screen into account. A phone is usually held closer than a tablet, which is closer than a laptop or desktop screen, which is way closer than a TV screen. Even if they all have the same resolution screen, that makes for different demands on their presentation of content.
Feb
7
comment Responsive lightboxes - what size lightboxes do i tell the developer?
Tell the developer they will need to be 42