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Brett Gregson - Freelance PHP developer located in Johannesburg South Africa. Co founder of Goldenback LTD

I'm available (internationally) for certain development work or consulting/contract work. Feel free to contact me on me[at]brettgregson.com


Feb
28
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
Simply, it's the current trend. Microsoft is pushing it with metro. It's just basically the opposite of what Apple has been pushing the last few years (skeumorphism). It's the same as asking why indie rock is big when hip hop was big 2 years ago; trends
Jan
23
comment Infinite scroll vs Pagination in E-commerce websites
I am not a fan of infinite scrolling. Imagine a site with images of cars, a user scrolls and scrolls until a number of posts are loaded. The user then wants to send a picture of a BMW that he found on the site to his friend. He copies the URL and sends it to the friend & says "check out this BMW!". For the friend, the BMW is nowhere to be seen (without knowing to scroll, and scrolling to load more posts)
Dec
12
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
The windows startup sounds have always fascinated me. I get nerdy goosebumps whenever I upgrade to the latest version of the OS and hear the new startup jingle
Dec
12
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
My DVD player does say HELLO (in text) every time I turn it on, which kind of makes me smile I don't know why
Dec
12
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
I don't think playing a "jingle" on a website is innovation. It's not like people haven't tried it before.
Dec
12
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
I agree that you should try innovate, but unfortunately the web doesn't seem to work like that. UX design tends to always move in huge waves, with everyone copying the latest trends. One big site will do something innovative and everyone follows. And I think the reason behind this is familiarity. A system becomes intuitive when a user expects something to be in a certain way, so I think it is hard to truly be innovative without loosing some of that intuitiveness, unless your site is one of the very few massive ones