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bio website bucketsoft.com
location Colorado Springs, CO
age 31
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen 21 hours ago

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 Most of the programs and tutorials are outdated by today's standards, but I suppose it could still be useful to someone.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


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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May
22
revised Rate per hour vs overall budget?
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May
22
answered Rate per hour vs overall budget?
May
22
comment So are there “standards” for UX?
You know, every time you're asked that question you could say, "let me get back to you." Then you could write a blog post, sum up the problem and your solution, referencing your past work and the work or research of others. Then present them with your new article the following day. As a side benefit, you'd become a prolific blogger in no time.
May
21
accepted Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
May
21
comment Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
@IanNi-Lewis - I clearly have not played enough games on my phone. The only one you listed that's available on my WP7 is Need For Speed. I just now tried it and it seemed easy enough to control.
May
19
awarded  Enlightened
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
comment How to indicate AND and OR in a search form
I agree. In the vast majority of cases I think the AND type of filtering offers all the functionality the user really needs. And it has the benefit of being the most common behavior among faceted search engines.
May
17
revised Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
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May
17
comment Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
@Pratheepch - Part of the problem is that I think most of the games I've played on the phone either use the accelerometer by itself or the touchscreen by itself. I can't think of any examples that combine both. And I sort of envisioned a problem where you're tilting the phone to one side then lift one hand to tap the screen, and end up dropping the phone.
May
17
revised How much color may a UI have?
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May
17
revised Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
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May
17
asked Should you use both the accelerometer and the touchscreen in a phone/tablet based game?
May
16
comment How much color may a UI have?
@VitalyMijiritsky - Jakob Nielsen wrote an article to this effect titled, "Don't Listen to Users". The title is slightly more extreme than the actual content, but it's still a good read... useit.com/alertbox/20010805.html I think one of the lessons here is that you shouldn't blindly follow your users' proposed solutions. When talking to your users it's more important to find out what works and what doesn't, and then you can figure out the best solutions.
May
15
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May
15
revised How much color may a UI have?
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May
15
answered How much color may a UI have?