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Apr
21
answered Is there a standard fake company, product, brand, etc. to use in example text?
Apr
21
answered How to handle rejected Terms and Conditions?
Apr
12
comment Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
@reinierpost: you are actuallu close to what I believe is the correct answer. It indeed, as you say "slants in the reverse direction". This is imo correct. But in relation to the direction of writing, and not in relation to the other slash. That's where we disagree.
Apr
12
comment Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
@reinierpost: So why is it not called reverse slash, or opposite slash, or mirror slash, or ...?
Apr
12
comment Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
@reinierpost: Of course it came after the slash. But that's not the question. The question is: why are we naming it back slash and not new slash or cool slash or directory slash or whatever. The question is about the ethymology of the word.
Apr
6
comment Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
True, but that does not answer the question. They could perfectly have named the new slash sorward slash and vice versa.
Apr
6
comment Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
Indeed. It is called a back slash, because it is sloped back against the direction of writing, in contrast to the common slash. Source: wordnik.com/words/backslash
Apr
4
comment Close icon and ok button for dialog
Please, use "OK" as caption not "Ok".
Feb
15
comment Can you sacrifice grammar to keep instructions simple, specifically when using a(n)?
Totally disagree. This feels clinical, unpolite, robot-like language, or the work a a very very lazy programmer. If you would talk to a person like that you will be considered rude. So why would it be any different when a machine communicates with us? The argument of "reading is work" makes no sense. Have you ever seen a newspaper where they stripped out as many words as possible?
Feb
4
revised What is the best way to display multiple columns?
edited title
Jan
11
answered Lesser technical term than hierarchy
Jan
6
answered What is Golden Ratio and how do we implement it in designs?
Dec
22
comment What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?
@PeterGreen: OK, so what do you propose?
Dec
15
comment Is it OK to use hamburger menus in iOS?
What is a kebab menu?
Dec
15
answered What is the best email address format for people with the same first and last name?
Dec
9
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Dec
8
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Dec
2
comment which is more intuitive time picker?
@Jivan: You should not accept answers this fast. This will reduce the incentive for other users to come with competing answers, possibly leading to a better result than what I have posted.
Dec
2
comment which is more intuitive time picker?
I think the question is limited to the difference where in case 1 changing the minutes influences the hour. All other differences in these mockups need need to be ingnored I think.
Dec
2
answered which is more intuitive time picker?