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I'm a programmer, graphic designer, web developer and drummer in two bands (Ludavico and The Blue Cats).

I know the following languages:

  • C/C++, Objective-C & C#
  • (X)HTML, JavaScript & PHP
  • SQL (mostly working with MySQL)
  • Some Lua & other scripting languages

Tool of the trade:

  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Notepad2, TextWrangler
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator


Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment What is the reasoning behind grayscale icons?
The part that makes me furious (given Microsoft's latest announcement blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/23/…) is that this only works for certain types of user interfaces, particularly those that don't have a hundred buttons, tree views and panels all over the interface. When will UI designers start to realise this is just a very specific design metaphor and not some cool fad? Coloured icons work when there are many icons to be seen.
Nov
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
1
comment Greater Than > or Plus +
8+ is more intuitive to me at a glance. >7 would be used in a mathematical context, but in a UI, I would use 8+ myself.
Nov
1
comment Greater Than > or Plus +
If you want to get technical, they each have different meanings anyway. >8 = greater than 8 8+ = greater than or equal to 8
Nov
1
answered Greater Than > or Plus +
Oct
12
comment Symbol for “Swipe Left”
Apple's is a good way to approach it as it provides both a virtual object to manipulate and instructs the user on the action to take at the same time.
Jul
4
comment Examples of placebos in UI design?
I've never had a close button do anything, but the open button typically works.
Jun
24
comment Show camera feature on iPhone when there is no camera?
Oh yes! I forgot about iPod touches and iPads. My mistake.
Jun
24
comment Show camera feature on iPhone when there is no camera?
One question, when has there ever not been a camera on the iPhone?
Jun
15
comment Are tag/word clouds useful?
I know this is my own experience but personally I've never even touched them.
Jun
15
comment Are tag/word clouds useful?
I've never touched a tag cloud despite seeing them everywhere.
Jun
15
answered What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?
Jun
15
comment What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?
+1 I've always loved the darker interface in Lightroom. Not only that, but in general if a light-on-dark interface is designed well, it can reduce glare over long periods of use. Pure white text on a dark background can make you squint, but light gray text is a lot easier on the eyes.
Jun
10
comment Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field
@JoJo that's if the search isn't performed when the text changes.
Jun
10
answered Do unique icon contours help people scan?
Jun
9
answered Should I trim spaces in passwords?