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for unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain

profile for Dan D.

For those that were wondering my picture is from the painting
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich (1818).


Feb
1
answered Swipe specific keyboard?
Nov
26
comment Reinventing a habitual process: When can it be justified?
@TylerLangan I would admit a certain amount of path dependence but there is also research that states that DVORAK is not significantly faster than QWERTY.
Nov
24
awarded  Critic
Nov
22
comment Looking for any studies OR anecdotal stories on the usability of lightweight markup languages (like Markdown, MediaWiki or BBCode)
You might look at the existing questions: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/15919/… and ux.stackexchange.com/questions/15899/…
Nov
22
comment 12 hr vs 24 hr time
Either way, you should include the timezone (e.g. PST, EST, etc.).
Aug
11
comment Correlation between number of colors used and brain processing?
It is more that the media items referred to use higher contrast and clearer edges which implies less shading than simply fewer colors, as that would even apply to gray-scale.
Jun
21
comment Is there any difference in element minimal sizes on 10 and 24 inch touch screens?
The minimal dimensions would be independent of the screen size, just as the size of your fingers is not dependent on the size of the screen.
May
6
answered Should URL input fields automatically prepend http:// if the user leaves it off?
May
1
comment Improving readability by aligning elements in rows
By aligning the fields, you have just created columns.
Apr
29
comment In a multilingual website should we provide the local language of the country even most of the people understand english there?
Maybe you should attempt to make the Hindi language option more visible before you decide to remove it.
Apr
29
revised Toggle Buttons “Turn On” vs “Enable”
inline images
Apr
29
suggested approved edit on Toggle Buttons “Turn On” vs “Enable”
Apr
23
comment Folder picker: Some users want to preview contents of the folder but others find this confusing
Why don't you just use the standard file picker?
Apr
4
comment What is the use philosophy behind app-based computing environments?
Notes summarizing that talk: ajaxian.com/archives/death-of-the-desktop-by-aza-raskin
Apr
2
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
31
comment Can you see a good reason to remove the plus sign in Google Chrome's create tab button?
But after further investigation, I found that the source PSD files from which the PNG images were generated are not included in the chromium source.
Mar
29
answered Best way to organize interface
Mar
25
comment What relevance does it have to show MORE search results on a SEARCH engine?
Sometimes on searches I keep going until I hit the 100th page (which is the limit). But then again I use Google as a random oracle.
Mar
21
comment Why do most image gallery popups have Previous and Next arrows so far apart?
because that layout is a natural mapping.
Mar
20
comment List vs tiles for links
Could you clearly state if this is meant to be used with a touch screen as the increased square area of the second option might be better than the first on those systems.