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I like Ruby, Lua, Io, JavaScript…and my real-life children and wife :)


Jan
10
comment How many visually distinct colors can accurately be associated with a separated legend in a figure?
@codeinthehole The entire topic of color perception is clearly too large for one answer. However, if the answer of "study X shows that the maximum number of distinct colors is 12-16", then that's a pretty clear answer to the specific question.
May
11
awarded  Popular Question
May
9
revised Name for a combo box that shows and edits multiple items?
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May
8
comment Name for a combo box that shows and edits multiple items?
Barring a definitive answer for a generally-accepted name, I'd also welcome comments on other examples of this input or discussions on it; they may help lead to a consensus.
May
8
asked Name for a combo box that shows and edits multiple items?
May
9
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Apr
18
comment TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
@Brocka 1. Apple HIG; 2. Side-by-side comparisons: 3. Lack of Proxy Document in title bar for OS X.
Apr
18
revised TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
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Apr
18
revised TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
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Apr
18
revised TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
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Apr
18
revised TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
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Apr
18
asked TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?
Feb
29
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
22
asked How many visually distinct colors can accurately be associated with a separated legend in a figure?
Jan
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awarded  Quorum
Oct
9
revised Representing the presence of short events in a long timeline
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Oct
9
comment Representing the presence of short events in a long timeline
Despite the white area in my mockup above, there are no pauses between events. (The 'events' are actually the different execution states of a process.) Good advice in general, thanks.
Oct
8
comment Representing the presence of short events in a long timeline
OK, I see. If using only colors, how would you differentiate different kinds of events versus the number of different categories?
Oct
8
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
8
comment Representing the presence of short events in a long timeline
So your answer is "use colors, and I don't like one of your ideas"? Seems like a comment, not a design.