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bio website bucketsoft.com
location Colorado Springs, CO
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
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My company sites...

BucketSoft.com
Web performance optimization.

SilverlightXAP.com
Royalty-free Silverlight controls and XAML illustrations submitted by developers and designers.

RegexHero.net
Powerful and easy to use .NET regex tester built in Silverlight.

My personal sites...

swortham.blogspot.com
My personal blog (mostly programming stuff).

GLdomain.com
My OpenGL site. Most of the programs and tutorials are outdated by today's standards, but I suppose it could still be useful to someone.

060calculator.com
Calculate how fast your car will reach 60 mph from a standstill.


Jan
26
comment Is it necessary to notify users that everything is OK?
+1. To add to that, sometimes it makes a lot of sense to do things silently. I love Chrome's update mechanism, for example. It keeps itself up-to-date without ever notifying/annoying you about it.
Sep
28
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
May
8
awarded  Taxonomist
Apr
30
answered Are hover menus in headers easy to use?
Mar
31
answered Users don't read (or even see) things. How can I deliver important clues?
Mar
28
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
13
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
1
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
comment why we need multi-column page layout? Why we do need sidebars?
Often multi column layouts are used such that each column has a designated purpose. The left side bar might be for navigation, and everything to the right is content, for example. However there's a secondary reason to use multi-column layouts like this. And that's the simple fact that people can have a hard time following lines of text when they span the entire width of the page. They might accidentally skip a line as they're reading.
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
answered User registration tips
Jul
4
comment Best practices for online help
@jrullmann - I just used jQuery and some CSS. With the help of jQuery wiring up the events, it was just a matter of associating the hidden help divs embedded in the page to the appropriate textboxes. Then the div fades in whenever the textbox gains focus. The code at that point is so simple, that no additional tools were necessary.
Jun
15
revised Should we restrict signup for a service to Facebook accounts only?
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Jun
11
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
@ADOConnection - There's basically no chance of a user remembering a password that was randomly generated for them. This will become an annoyance for any returning user. In fact, since you say that you've already implemented this solution I'd be interested to know what percentage of users change their passwords after registering.
May
22
revised Rate per hour vs overall budget?
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