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I am a senior software developer.

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I am interested in .NET programming (C#, VB), web programming (ASP.NET, Javascript) and GUI design.

The chat room I most frequently visit is Musical Practice & Performance.


Feb
12
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit: No, I'm not sure. I did have "external hard drives" in the back of my head as a nagging feeling to my comment, but I chose to ignore it.
Feb
12
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit: A hard drive has never looked like that. Some computer cases may look similar, which also adds to the common confusion that the computer box is referred to as the hard-disk (and the monitor is referred to as the computer...)
Aug
19
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@CharlesBoyung: I know. It was an attempt to emphasize your point. It may be poorly formulated, but my intention was to support your statement, and at the same time transfer that point to the floppy-icon used for save.
Aug
19
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
I think a green checkmark is closest to the best general alternative to the floppy icon.
Aug
19
comment Should we re-think the use of the word “Save”
@Agos: So this question is more valid in Italian? ;)
Jul
30
comment Personal information in messages
+1 for referencing research on the topic.
Jul
30
comment Personal information in messages
@Chris: I up-vote this because of the last paragraph in the answer, not because it quotes a geeky movie. It may be that other up-voted this because it quotes a geeky movie, and so it is indirectly the reason that this was the first answer I up-voted here because it was on top...
Nov
29
comment Do user experience practitioners ever have to worry about code?
As Erik Reppen comments, it is a flip side that the UX designer might think something is not possible based on some basic coding knowledge, while a good programmer see possibilities to implement a better design. It is better to do as tpg2114 say; let the designers and programmers work together, so the designers can create a stunning design, and the programmers can give live feedback on how this is feasible or not. See this answer for more depth.
Jun
20
comment Should we re-think the use of the word “Save”
@AndroidHustle: "Put data on hard drive" would be a move in the wrong direction. When I say context specific actions I'm talking about what kind of task the user is working with, not the technical stuff that is actually happening in background (which is not really relevant to the user).
Jun
19
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@CharlesBoyung: Why does this look like a download link? Because it is commonly used as such. This is why also the floppy works as a save icon; it is common use.
Jun
19
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
+1 for test with your audience. This will give better answers than any discussion here on UX.
Jun
19
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
@ferrarifan: Good point. The icon itself is not saying it clearly, so it needs a text to specify what it does.
Apr
4
comment In Excel, how do you make it clear that a pane is frozen?
Brilliant and simple. - And to be honest, I like that you did it without having to use any script-functions - just plain UI.
Mar
8
comment Why do light switches find themselves OUTSIDE the room they light up in some European countries?
@Macros: For bathrooms, it's a security issue, as wet environment have higher risk of short-circuiting if not appropriate isolated. Switches are hard to isolate properly, because there are moving parts involved.
Oct
7
comment Which date format to use?
@JohnGB: OK, I have removed my references to reading client locale settings.
Oct
7
comment Save icon, is the floppy disk icon dead?
No. The floppy disk itself is dead, but not the floppy disk icon representing save.
Oct
7
comment What icon to use for archive and for restore?
@RogerAttrill: An arrow out of the archive is quite clear to me that it doesn't mean delete. A traditional "open" icon is often a folder with an arrow out of it, but you never think of it as "delte from folder", right?
Oct
6
comment What are the common idioms for the drop portion of a drag and drop operation?
o-oh... broken picture :(
Oct
5
comment How can the classic footer elements be integrated into an infinite scrolling layout?
The ability to link to a specific position can be solved by permalinks, as you have for each answer on all the SE sites (the "link" under each answer).
Oct
5
comment How should the Global Network Auto-Login on SE work?
I think this is answered as appropiate to your question at MSO. It is even explained why it is like it is, and that your request is declined.