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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in Fortran 66. I've since moved to C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

I've been involved with UI design all my working life, from Computer Aided Design software, through 3D graphics applications, to developer tools and most recently web applications and now Silverlight LoB applications.


Dec
30
reviewed Close A new contact should be added to the top or to the bottom of the contact list?
Dec
30
reviewed Leave Open What is the best way to show various options dependent on another user's account?
Dec
29
reviewed Close I'm developing a dark application UI, how do I make sure I access / style all possible components?
Dec
27
revised Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate
reworked answer a bit
Dec
27
comment Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate
@Paul- yes you could. I suppose it would depend on things like the value of the goods being bought etc as to whether extra security information was required.
Dec
27
answered Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate
Dec
21
reviewed Leave Open What should be maximum and minimum length of persons User Name & Password?
Dec
18
reviewed Close Why is the modal Twitter profile window draggable?
Dec
18
reviewed Close Is it a bad practice to design an HTML layout with all elements with position absolute?
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Industry Standard on software download-installed ratio?
Dec
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
comment What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?
@Omid - I disagree. I'm not talking about absolute values here. Examples would be: A personal address book of 10s of entries is small and should return all entries if no search criteria is set. A shop's inventory of 1,000s of items is large and should probably return nothing. Implementation wise both are the same thing, but they are treated differently in your application.
Dec
16
comment What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?
@Omid - Well it depends. With a small dataset and if the idea of returning everything is "sensible" I don't see why a user would be confused.
Dec
15
reviewed Close What algorithm to use to change colors on dusk / dawn?
Dec
15
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Positioning Enter/Backspace Keys on a Numpad
Dec
15
revised Positioning Enter/Backspace Keys on a Numpad
reduce size of enormous pictures! (also side-by-side for easier comparison)
Dec
15
answered What should be fetched if you “Search” with a blank query?
Dec
13
reviewed Close How do you decide what features to include in an app?
Dec
13
reviewed Close Managing properties in web app
Dec
9
reviewed Close Should PDFs open in a new tab?