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Jun
3
comment What's the best way to handle unexpected application errors?
I'll pitch in a contrary view, and say that I am glad whenever a program actually gives stack dumps and detailed trace info when it crashes. Many errors could be fixed by a half-way sophisticated user if the info isn't hidden behind 'user-friendly' messages. That said, it might be less intimidating to move it behind a 'details...' button.
May
14
comment Using icons as checkboxes?
If you feel like you have to use icons, then when you switch to edit mode, surround them each with a 3d button frame. Make the selected ones depressed. That at least will give them the idea they're clickable.
Apr
25
awarded  Excavator
Apr
25
awarded  Editor
Apr
25
revised How do I make a sitemap for a non-trivial and non-linear e-commerce web app?
Removed a dead link
Apr
9
comment Why is it that all caps text looks like SHOUTING, but all caps handwriting is easier to read?
Comics were originally written in upper case because of issues with poor quality print reproduction... lower case writing has more subtle distinctions between letters. It's the same reason that so many comics ended every sentence with an exclamation mark: Periods were just too small and would get lost. Printing quality hasn't been an issue for many decades, but now we have the weight of tradition keeping it upper case. Lower case text in comics just looks odd to many people.
Apr
5
comment What’s the origin of the metaphor “cloud”?
I know from doing load balancing in a call center in the late early 90s that the term 'cloud' was in use then, by AT&T. It described the processing of calls that took place 'out on the network', as opposed to actions you could take on-site. It was just as much a silly marketing term then as it is now.
Mar
25
comment What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'?
Upvoted because you emphasized that flat and skeuomorphic design principles are separate dimensions. You can have both, neither, or either.
Jan
14
answered Allow users to change fonts for increased reability
Jan
2
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