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bio website rob.belics.com
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Web developer to the stars.
Former system engineer at SGI.
Hired at Pixar (but turned them down).
50/50 chance, if you ever had eye surgery, my equipment was used.
Published in Byte magazine back when it mattered.
Met Tom Hardy (Bane) and didn't know it.
Had Gerard Butler's personal cell number at one time.
Worked in radio/TV and you can see my face in a couple of Hollywood movies.
Yes, I am that famous.


Aug
13
comment Carousel - To have or not to have images on slides
I thoroughly agree that carousels should never be used without purpose. No one is going to sit on a site waiting for, or clicking through, a list of images or text, especially without knowing where the end is.
Aug
9
comment Keeping comments positive
Sorry to be off topic but I find the idea bad in the first place. It distracts from the music which, I presume, is the reason people came. No one came to read comments on a screen.
Jun
26
answered Responsive design - setting a single breakpoint?
May
12
comment what is the reason behind chrome not implementing this feature?
@JonW No assumptions at all. I guarantee it's true. It's my job to know this stuff. Note I'm not saying no one does that. That's what the exit selection is for but, yes, if it weren't for the web and games, hardly anyone would own a computer today.
May
12
answered what is the reason behind chrome not implementing this feature?
May
9
comment How to test website for large screens?
Without checking, tilt is now standard in Firefox and you don't need the add-on unless that changed very recently.
Apr
28
answered Bathrooms near elevators
Apr
16
comment Screen size to start designing in Android?
Physical size is no indication of resolution so it would be impossible to know what size images to serve.
Jan
20
comment Why do laptops have so many stickers?
@BlueFlame You don't own the product till you buy it. Are you going to gouge out the brand name embedded in the plastic case? Are you equally offended by refrigerators and automobiles? Your complaint about ethics is ... (I can't think of the word)
Jan
18
answered Why do laptops have so many stickers?
Jan
13
comment Having the “Hamburger Menu” to the right, shouldn't menu items be right-aligned as well?
The only thing I have thought is that, if you touch the menu with your thumb on the right, then your thumb is covering that part of the screen so (perhaps) the list itself should come in on the more visible left.
Jan
13
comment Why is everything becoming flatter?
I think flat removes superfluous data, like shinies and reflections, which makes the image easier to grasp and understand.
Dec
31
comment Usernames vs. Real Names
I belonged to a forum requiring real names but I don't recall how they checked for that. The community was small enough, and niche enough, that I think they'd Google for you. It's true that it was much more congenial and professional but there was still that one guy who didn't care, apparently, but it was just one guy.
Dec
29
answered Do websites need to be responsive in 2014?
Dec
18
answered Is it a bad practice to design an HTML layout with all elements with position absolute?
Nov
18
comment Is it necessary to verify a user's email address?
What do you do with unconfirmed sign ups? Are they removed after some period of time?
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
2
comment Why are keyboards, Mouses designed to make sound when pressed and clicked?
@AbrahamGuchi Not if your device doesn't have tactile feedback such as the iPad. I re-read the question and noticed he was talking about 'PC keyboards' so I guess my point might be moot.
Sep
1
awarded  Commentator
Sep
1
comment Why are keyboards, Mouses designed to make sound when pressed and clicked?
@Izhaki Actually the point of touch typing is not to look at the screen. I occasionally glance at it to check on things but true touch typists don't do more than that.