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bio website geostellar.com
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I am the Lead Software Engineer for Geostellar, a WV-based clean tech company. We're aiming to make solar accessible to everyone, offering instant free solar appraisals for any home in America. Prior to Geostellar, I worked with a Virginia-based government contractor writing applications for special "clean energy task force" divisions of the US Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several other agencies. Clean/Green folks, connect with me on LinkedIn!


Nov
1
comment Radio Buttons in the header?
I agree that segmented controls can be nice for mobile apps, but that isn't the context we're working with. I'm not sure there's enough precedent for it on the desktop, and I don't want to argue something that might be confusing for users. Any examples of this in use outside the mobile environment?
Nov
1
comment Radio Buttons in the header?
The rationale was that he wanted to change things up. There wasn't any real thought about it. I agree that radio buttons can be tough to associate with the correct label for the user, resulting in the wrong selection sometimes. Space is also a concern of mine. The way I see it (and the fact that the drop-down is very clear in its function), there's no reason to switch to a potentially less-clear concept.
Nov
1
comment Radio Buttons in the header?
Our users are most certainly "one type of user". Very rarely are, say, Utility users going to want to do stuff from a Residential point of view. I agree that set-it-and-forget-it is the best bet here.