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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


Jun
9
comment Should I trim spaces in passwords?
Or alternatively, require that passwords don't have spaces. Whitespace should be part of any "illegal characters".
Jun
7
comment When displaying statistics to a user, is it better to bold the data or the label?
For horizontal statistics, I find it better to bold the label, so that the user can easily find the statistic they are looking for, but for vertically centered like those pictured, it could be done either or.
Jun
3
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
1
answered Usability and security for user access and password handling in a web application?
Jun
1
comment Usability and security for user access and password handling in a web application?
With point #1, certain users may have no accounts in any of the supported systems, which is where a site-specific login may still be required for those users. As well, users may not be educated and think that logging in using Facebook will open up their account. P.S. You don't need valedictions and your name on answers as your account is right below it.
Jun
1
comment Usability and security for user access and password handling in a web application?
And from a security point of view, never save the password, only save the hash and hence require the user to reset their password when they forget it.
Jun
1
revised In a desktop application, what are best practise methods to provide a menu of functions
code formatting
Jun
1
comment In a desktop application, what are best practise methods to provide a menu of functions
Well, the ToolStrip and ToolStripMenuItem and drop downs etc are basically just the standard Windows implementation and respond to mouse over/click accordingly. Shouldn't need to worry about any of that stuff, just the Control.Click.
May
31
answered In a desktop application, what are best practise methods to provide a menu of functions
May
31
comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
I hate these buttons.
May
31
answered Legend Or Key??
May
31
comment Encourage users to tap the “review” button
I would center, rename and title case that button too, "Review ColorBlind Vision Today".
May
31
comment Better term for “user”
Who is it for? Company staff? If so, you could use "staff".
May
30
comment Where can I find an official or recommended Windows desktop application user interface usability and style guide?
Agreed, though it's wise to adhere as much as possible to the guidelines to make your application appear seamless with the operating system's software and paradigms.
May
30
answered eCommerce search with Images and prices as you type - is it too much to put in the search result?
May
30
answered What guidelines exist for designing UIs?
May
30
comment Has anyone usability tested (handwritten) email before?
The CC and BCC fields need to be renamed. Many people don't even have a clue what they mean. I'm a software developer and have been using computers for 11 years and I only just realised BCC meant "blind" copy a few months ago! I'd always just ignored it.
May
26
comment How do I restructure content to be more user friendly?
It might be good to tell us what kind of content it is.
May
25
answered Why don't mobile apps have a 'close' button?
May
25
comment Why don't mobile apps have a 'close' button?
This is true, but the question was about Android applications, not Apple.