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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.


Jan
9
reviewed Close How to review usability of a developer tool?
Jan
8
revised Are there any UX Patterns or research that support Mac OS treating standard dropdowns (selects) as modal like interaction?
better title
Jan
8
revised How do Notifications affect User Behavior?
grammar in title
Jan
3
reviewed Approve Suggestions for a page with a variable amount of large tables
Jan
2
revised Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate
come to a conclusion.
Dec
30
reviewed Close Examples of online help for hands-on physical hardware components rather than software?
Dec
30
reviewed Close Best way to get feedback from users
Dec
30
reviewed Close Whether to divide the web signup to steps or not?
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.