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I really appreciate the Stack Overflow community.

VP of a medium company, B.S. in Computer Science, currently working on creating revenue generating subscription based web applications built on MVC3 / IIS7.5 / ASP.NET4 / C# / MSSQL / MySQL / AJAX. Technology that I have used or learned about: java, javascript, jQuery, c, c#, c++, sql, oracle, fortran, pascal, assembly, basic, VB, F#, J2EE, J2ME, objective-c, etc.

I am the only person at the company who deals with software development making me fill the rolls of a software designer, programmer, dba, server admin, and graphics artist.

My main goals when designing and coding are: how can I make the user experience easiest, and how can I reduce redundancy.

When developing software, I take a duality approach where I design an approximate Waterfall model as a map, and then traverse through the map using a SCRUM agile approach.

"Acknowledge your faults so you can overcome them."


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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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answered Improve UX of steps which need to completed to use an application
Aug
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comment Data Entry Add Compare Confirm
Good point about the suggesting, perhaps I will add a display for name matches while typing. However, these data entry users should not have the permission to rename any containers, nor to add a duplicate. This type of data entry will not occur often and should be of a high precision. It is cumbersome to prevent error. Flying through data entry is a good way to enter a lot of bad data.
Aug
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comment Data Entry Add Compare Confirm
The user is returned if there is a duplicate because of business logic. An exact duplicate would lead to a fork in the relations for that item. Moreover, the assumption is that the user did not know there was already a container of that type. Perhaps I will add in a message stating there was no addition due to an exact duplicate existing.
Aug
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asked Data Entry Add Compare Confirm
Apr
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comment How to display large amounts of data compactly?
What a rather negative attitude you have, thank you for the implied insult I suppose. Either way, your comment really has no content to it at all - much like your answer.
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awarded  Teacher
Apr
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answered How to display large amounts of data compactly?
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
+1, Resizable columns, although not that out of the ordinary in a desktop app, really sounds interesting to do in a web app! This could definitely save some space.
Apr
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comment How to display large amounts of data compactly?
Having a filtering section above the display is definitely a route I will be taking and fully agree with you there. However, in order to be cutting edge dynamic, these records will be dynamically viewed. This is what I am trying to put together. I have a partial idea of where I will go but I am still willing to change and just trying to feel out other options.
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
+1, that is a great question to ask your users.
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
lol this is a funny answer. I agree with e100 that multimonitor setups in financial applications are common. However, I do not believe that if a technical problem arises it should be solved with this type of solution. Very hacky. I have done some trading in my time, and it is possible to have the whole verbose interface on one screen. In fact, it is almost a requirement for many online trading brokerages (eTrade, Charles Schwab, ScottTrade, TDAmeritrade - to name a few). Usually multiple screens are used for multiple applications, not just for one unsightly one.
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
+1, I like how your foreign key relations are mapped to the tabs.
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
+1, I really like the idea of the dashboard, especially the idea of separated concerns in panels.
Apr
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comment How To Display Too Much Data
+1, column hiding is a very nice approach here
Apr
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comment How to display large amounts of data compactly?
Nope, not required to use a dropdown that was just used as a simple example. This is a good suggestion and similar to what I had in mind as far as approach when I went searching for what others suggest. However, the real issue is the visual aspect hence the context of the "User Experience" - moreover, the specific nature of compactness in visual displays. In that sense, this is not really viable.
Apr
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comment How to display large amounts of data compactly?
I never said I was using a dropdown as a control. That is the only thing you seem to be able to come up with lol. This question is posed as seeking alternatives. Stop thinking in the box!
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awarded  Editor