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Software developer since 1985. Started in Cobol, moved via Clipper/VB to Delphi. Delphi developer since 1998. Sniffing at C# and playing around with javascript and some php for websites. Coaching new employees and less experienced developers. Focused on software architecture and SOLID design. Keenly interested in user experience and usability.

Questions

When you ask a question, show your effort, provide all the details that will help someone to help you and be precise.

Answers

When you answer a question, don't just paste your code. Your answers will be much better when you explain why your code is doing what it does and how it achieves the asker's goal. It makes it a whole lot easier to follow along. As it is I am much more inclined to up-vote answers that have explanatory text about what the code is doing and why it is written as it is.

Answers that just contain links aren't likely to get an up-vote from me either

Other

Obligatory link whenever someone thinks they are improving security by imposing all sorts of rules on password composition: Password strength


Dec
8
comment What makes sense to designers HiDPI, @2x, or Retina?
High resolution?
Dec
8
answered Validation / Dirty Flag: should we force users to fix invalid entries before they move to another screen in the software?
Dec
7
comment From an application that prints, would users expect a print preview feature?
Yes it would definitely annoy me
Dec
7
comment Which one you think is better approach for viewing notification - facebook or quora/forrst?
+1 for the new and read/unread distinction
Dec
6
comment Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?
@Justinᚅᚔᚈᚄᚒᚔ yeah well, anything and everyone is patent-able in the US.
Dec
6
comment Representing a network of product dependencies as a diagram
Thanks, done...
Dec
6
answered Representing a network of product dependencies as a diagram
Dec
6
comment Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?
@ratchetfreak: yes, you are right, that's what I meant.
Dec
6
comment Automatically focusing in the search text box on page load for an ecommerce site
Makes no difference, unless the search box is the only thing on your (home) page. And even then, I would recommend against auto-focus for that because people may land on your home page by accident and auto-focus should really be reserved for forms (form pages) that a user visits with the intention of filling out the form. A home page, like any other page on your site, may be entered "by accident" by inadvertently clicking on a link on some other page/site.
Dec
6
comment Automatically focusing in the search text box on page load for an ecommerce site
And why do you think your home page might be the first page I visit?
Dec
6
answered Automatically focusing in the search text box on page load for an ecommerce site
Dec
6
comment Is a short stay on Web Page always bad?
+1 and another (if I could) for reading Tim's blog...
Dec
6
comment Representing a network of product dependencies as a diagram
Skip the middle level in the visualization and de-duplicate the components in the solution... (Customers and non-techies need not be bothered with the way you have "optimized" your solution building from components.)
Dec
6
comment Why do we have OS names like Mountain Lion, Jellybean, and Quantal Quetzal instead of numbers?
And don't forget: numbers aren't patent-able...
Dec
5
comment Is user experience design (UXD) equal to user centered design (UCD)?
I find it ironic to see SAP advocating User Centered Design when their own software is such an example of the opposite...
Dec
5
comment Intuitive term for “tertiary data” or “list choices” in CRUD interfaces?
They are usually referred to as 'code tables' by developers.
Dec
3
comment Does showing items in decreasing order of prices help in conversion
How is this related to user experience/usability? It sounds more like marketing to me?
Dec
2
comment What impacts the user's visual flow on geometrically non-traditional web layouts?
+1, great links. And @3nafish: you have them now...
Dec
2
comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
MS Access calls them "Yes/No" fields.
Dec
1
revised Is reliability as an important component of a user experience?
Update in response to comments