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bio website thinkingmedia.ca
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"Never tell me the odds."

Check out my current development project.

http://www.cgtag.com

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https://github.com/thinkingmedia


Jul
10
comment Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?
An item on fire could be grease lightening!
May
30
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
It's never safe to assume anything.
Mar
30
comment Are people sick of logins?
You're not describing forced logins, but content locking by paid subscription. Getting their content indexed by google is a marketing tactic to gain more subscribers, but they don't want to show their content for free.
Jan
18
comment Is there a name for this kind of design flaw?
@daniel.sedlacek toilette stalls the open outwards do so for handy cap reasons.
Dec
18
comment Video automatically playing on a home or landing page - studies and data
You won't find data on the effectiveness of video for landing pages. That is to broad. What you're looking for is effectiveness of different video messages and visual techniques. For that, you should speak to a professional video producer.
Aug
27
comment Is 'usability' enough for a company portal?
Difficult to see what is being asked here. You're asking if it's a valid argument, but I don't read anything that sounds like an argument. To me it sounds like you are rambling.
Aug
27
comment Why doesn't the Mac OSX finder have a Cut option?
@VincentvanScherpenseel that's true on most OS platforms. Moving a file to another volume is physically a copy. Moving in the same volume is a change of file indicator.
Aug
6
comment Do users care about https?
No, the transaction is not secured by Cloudflare. Only the HTTP connection is. The transaction from a user perspective is the financial transaction between consumer and merchant.
Jul
27
comment Best practices for multiple buttons
I don't think it's necessary to make the delete so visually intense with the red background. I saw that first, and then have to look for the other buttons. You have a confirm for the delete so why add more notice to the action? I'd make it in the same style as the "cancel" and "save as" links and keep them together.
Jul
8
comment Why isn't the “remember me” checkbox in login forms enabled by default?
@webvitaly in the year this question was ask things have changed. It's now become standard for browsers like Chrome/Firefox to prompt the user to save their passwords. This gives control to the user, and next time they visit the fields are pre-populated. I find this approach better.
Jun
19
comment Is there a better character than the asterisk to indicate a modified document?
@LarsH maybe that's the birthplace of this UI feature? :)
Jun
19
comment How can I decide whether to use a button or a hyperlink?
You could detach Tax Bill from the group, but keep it on the same horizontal line. You're using the correct icon from jQuery UI to represent an external link. Instead of calling it Tax Bill. You could label it by the name of the external website. That would be more clear.
Jun
19
comment Is there a better character than the asterisk to indicate a modified document?
@JoshuaTaylor thanks guys! I didn't know about the dot. It's good that this is supported at the OS level. That makes it a standard ;)
Jun
18
comment Is a dummy button an appropriate way to show that a box is clickable?
Why not use a Add To Cart button like everyone else? You're doing something fancy for the sake of being fancy. I fail to see how this is easier for the user.
Jun
18
comment Where to place icons in a checklist? Before or after?
@Chandru There are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes the label is on the left so that the check marks align with other fields, and reading labels is not inconsistent. But, when on their own it's left-to-right.
Jun
4
comment Why aren't Gmail-like “on-page” dialogs more popular UI solutions?
I HATE that thing. It's the worse! I hope they get rid of it in the next update.
Jun
4
comment Increase font-size for larger displays with responsive design?
@DA01 em are good too, because they are relative to the font size. Whereas px is relative to page scale. One advantage is using a third-party stylesheet. If they use em then it scales correctly, but if they use px it won't match your other style sizes.
Feb
16
comment What should status bar toggle button behavior be?
What is that thing on the first button?
Jan
15
comment Hover over web images for additional details best practices
I think brightstarr is a Windows 8 developer, and they are just copying the Windows 8 look/feel.
Nov
30
comment Is coffee a good excuse for a slow application start-up time?
@yisela Let's talk about it over a coffee.