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I'm a software developer with 20+ years of experience in Cobol and DB2. I spent some time working with data modeling and database design, including data warehouses.

I'm retired now, but my past experience is with Java to develop Swing applications, Eclpse plug ins, and rich client platform applications.

If you need more than answers to questions, I'm a registered tutor on InstaEDU. You can contact me there for Java and Swing tutoring,


Jul
22
comment Is domain name important for user experience?
@Josh Campbell: I guess I'm a contrarian, but typing the dash hasn't bothered me. On the newest smart phones, you don't even have to change to the symbol layout. Besides, that's what search engines and bookmarks are for.
Oct
2
comment Anyone know of a good pattern library for game UI design?
No problem. This isn't Latin stack exchange. :-)
Oct
2
comment Anyone know of a good pattern library for game UI design?
The expression is "per se", meaning intrinsic.
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
@Ganga: I have no idea what programming language you're using. You simulate an HTML link in whatever manner is convenient in your programming language to a help window, a popup dialog, or a help page, whichever is the easiest to do in your programming language.
Jul
2
comment What is the optimal line length for body copy on the web?
The idea is that people do not like to read or scan across a long horizontal line of text. That's why newspapers print their text in columns. As to how many characters, DA01 listed what to consider in his comment.
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
@Ganga: Link to what? I was there developing CICS applications. The link could either open up a help window, a popup screen, or a help page that explains the error in more detail.
Jul
2
answered Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
Nov
23
answered Which side of the screen should a user HUD be on?
Sep
20
comment How to tell a client in a form that they can enter their email OR their tel # (but both are not necessary)?
This is an interesting question (and forum) in that any of several possible answers could be the most useful, depending on your application's overall design.
Sep
20
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Sep
20
comment Recommendations for good resources on writing good error messages
Get someone in your organization that didn't develop the software to use (abuse) the software and see what they say. Also, an error message should tell the user how to fix the problem, not just report a problem.
Sep
16
answered How to get better at design?
Sep
16
comment How would you represent “easy”?
Nice visual buttons. I'm concerned that making the Easy button green sends a subliminal message to the user that the tasks are supposed to be easy. Maybe yellow would be better?
Sep
16
answered How to describe three different levels of sharing?
Sep
15
awarded  Teacher
Sep
15
answered How to Intuitively build a Checklist
Sep
15
awarded  Autobiographer