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bio website adamlynch.ie
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Developer, designer from Cork, Ireland working for Teamwork.



May
11
comment Multi-column articles
I noticed you added that comment about what's wrong with this specific article (lack of "background enclosure") to your answer too, thanks. So even alternating colours / zebra-striped columns would fulfill that
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
I really like this answer. "you might want to break with this convention to underline individuality" Yes! Horizontal scrolling would suit I guess. Thanks for the options, I feel like others are just giving the general best practices on line-length, etc. which doesn't really answer the question specifically about multi-column articles and this specific article under debate.
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
Hmm. As far as I can tell then you're not even saying media is the key here; you're suggesting rows over column. Am I right? Or you're saying use columns but with no text blocks which can be read in more than one order?
May
11
comment Multi-column articles
"Guide the users' eyes with you design/visual cues and make the content easy to consume." How?
Apr
26
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
@3nafish Don't worry; "The comments below suggest" we have a sense of humout. That's all.
Apr
25
comment Is it a bad idea to use grey buttons?
As @zzzzBov said. Also, let's not forget that buttons are grey by default! I would advise going for a lighter grey though (like the Add Comment button below)
Apr
25
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
@rk I think the border-colour also depends whether or not the field has a required attribute
Apr
25
comment How can I highlight errors when bright red is the main color of the brand?
Yes, <blink> and it should flicker between italic and normal style font
Apr
4
comment Why would a web site hide the log out button?
Actually, staying logged in seriously increased the changes of a CSRF / confused deputy attack where you might think you're taking an action on a site but really you're clicking an action on Facebook which is in a transparent frame above what you see, for example
Feb
7
comment Are hover states necessary?
Good point on progressive enhancement. I'd add one more thing to "You shouldn't have to click something to find out if it's a button." though; you shouldn't have to hover over something to find find out if it's a button.
Jan
3
comment How to avoid 12:00 AM midnight/noon confusion in a time input field?
My idea is similar; when they select 12, show a subtle moon / sun icon as a visual hint
Sep
7
comment Should a button become lighter or darker on hover?
I agree with @KevinBurke. Also, definitely make sure that your mouse pointer changes on hover. It pisses me off when a site doesn't implement that (I'm looking at you Scrumwise)
Sep
8
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@Kris Yes. Also accessible and valid.
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
I'm going to go with a table I think
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@JohnGB but using a hypen like that surely isn't very accessible?
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
@Alex but if I use CSS to hide them won't screen-headers still read if as rows 1-4?
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
So you're suggesting this? ...<li>3 -Luke 234 </li><li>...</li><li>59 - You 45</li></ul>
Sep
7
comment How to correctly encode a leaderboard with a gap in HTML
I'm asking for the markup. could you elaborate? Are you suggesting an ordered list and then a paragraph/unordered list/table or what?
Jun
15
comment How to align social buttons without losing vertical space?
@Matt Recognition
Jun
10
comment How to align social buttons without losing vertical space?
I wouldn't say so. I think what'll happen is I'll have to come up with a proposal and my boss (non-technical) will accept it or not