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Been paid for developing for 15 years, in addition to the assembly, Basic, and DB III I learned for the fun of it. Most of my professional carreer has been spent developing server systems and web applications.

Some things I have come to believe are:

  • Simplicity is hard, but oh so necessary
  • The hardest problem is understanding
  • Users are great, they keep you humble

Feb
14
answered I'm developing a dark application UI, how do I make sure I access / style all possible components?
Feb
14
comment I'm developing a dark application UI, how do I make sure I access / style all possible components?
I think the fact that you used the phrase QT4 confuses the matter. Basically you are asking about designing a dark desktop user interface theme. If you rephrased the question without the technology, and only include the technology as a footnote in your question it would be clearer.
Feb
14
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
Unfortunately no. The application would be considered sensitive by the client at the time. However, a similar type of system is hosted here: sandbox.onjira.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa and here: demo.redmine.org
Feb
14
answered What other solutions do you use besides A/B tests for testing the efficiency of two site structures?
Feb
14
answered CRUD Desktop Best Practice
Feb
14
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Feb
14
revised How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
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Feb
14
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
So that's it? Make everything bigger? I got more thought provoking answers at programmers.stackexchange.com . There is more than simple readability and legibility for UIs, I even narrowed the field a bit to help get a better response.
Feb
11
answered Need a better way to list events
Feb
11
answered Apply the legibility principles to screen reading
Feb
11
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
@MSalters, You may be right. According to these stats w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_resolution_higher.asp and these stats marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=17 the number of users at 1080p are outnumbered by the 1680x1050 resolution. Some observations, though: most new screens are wide format (16:9), and most new desktop monitors are 1080p. It's the laptop/netbook/touchpad/phones that are making up the other resolutions. While my needs were customer specific, 1080p is fast becoming a new standard we need to consider.
Feb
10
comment Contraction (grammar) in User Interface
Removed poorly received and self deprecating humor at the beginning.
Feb
10
revised Contraction (grammar) in User Interface
remove controversy
Feb
10
comment Contraction (grammar) in User Interface
And yes, I intentionally switched between using contractions and not.
Feb
10
answered Contraction (grammar) in User Interface
Feb
10
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
I'm not designing for regular consumers. I'm designing for analysts. I agree that making font sizes larger is necessary for readability--but just making everything bigger isn't really solving my user's problems.
Feb
10
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Feb
10
revised How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
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Feb
10
comment How do you conquer the challenge of designing for large screen real-estate?
Let's take for example something similar to JIRA (issue management software). The important bits aren't just the different types of issues, but rather how they relate to each other, and if there are new items that fit a certain profile I am looking for?
Feb
10
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