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bio website iaingalloway.com
location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
age 30
visits member for 1 year, 6 months
seen Jul 25 at 11:27
I'm a software engineer based in Edinburgh. My main concerns are Human-Computer Interaction, Requirements Analysis, and Software Architecture.

May
8
comment Is it good idea to send user password upon register?
@user1737909: Storing a password in plaintext is really bad. Storing it in plaintext on an unknown number of unknown email servers between you and the recipient is arguably much worse than storing it in plaintext on your own database server.
Jan
23
comment Is the term 'field' too technical when giving messages on a form?
For me it's not so much that the term "field" is too technical, but that there are much better alternatives easily available "Please enter your name", "Your name is required", etc.
Jun
13
awarded  Scholar
Jun
13
accepted Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
Jan
8
awarded  Supporter
Jan
8
comment Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
Not sure I can screenshot a scroll interaction, but I'll see what I can do!
Jan
8
comment Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
If I may play devil's advocate for a moment, I'd suggest that e.g. users expect a reaction from a textbox containing the caret regardless of whether the mouse is over it.
Jan
8
comment Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
I think I agree with you, but is there any study to back this up? I'd rather not go with opinion.
Jan
7
comment Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
It's not consistent even within a platform, though. For example, Windows 7 Explorer does A but Office 2010 does B. Plenty of other examples as well.
Jan
7
awarded  Student
Jan
7
asked Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
Jan
7
awarded  Autobiographer