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Perhaps another reason writing is more effective than talking in this case is that we may be more honest when writing down something that we don't expect people to read.
A geek advocating Dremels and Leathermans for DIY is a little like a handyman advocating Frontpage for web development.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2011 on Gifts for Geeks, 2011 Edition at Coding Horror
I mean route of course ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on Trouble In the House of Google at Coding Horror
Unfortunately I get the feeling that Google has started to go the Microsoft root - forgetting about polishing the core functionality of the product and just adding bloat upon bloat. The awful site preview 'feature' is an example of this - you can't even turn it off.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on Trouble In the House of Google at Coding Horror
@Sigivald: "As far as I know, all available research suggests that the vast majority of people (other than a subset of SuperGeeks) run everything maximized whenever possible.." I agree that that is true, but many web based apps are centre aligned (e.g. StackOverflow) and in these cases there is still nothing snapped to the edge of the screen.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2010 on The Opposite of Fitts' Law at Coding Horror
I wonder how relevant the first point regarding fits law is (the one about the edge of the screen) when considering web apps. With today's 16:9 screens it's unlikely that the edge of the web ui corresponds to the edge of the screen. I hear you with the eject buttons though. I guess in real life the buttom would have a little perspex box that you have to flip up before pressing it. Pitty we can't do that on the web (and I don't mean using dialoges *shudder*). I've often wondered if the web would be better if there were more ways to vary interation with controls. Ultimately almost all controls on the web today are activated with a single click (whether links or buttons etc.). I like apple's 'activate keyboard slider' on the iphone as an example of assessing whether the user really meant to do something. Of course, we can do some fancy things with jQuery etc., but then we moving away from standards.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on The Opposite of Fitts' Law at Coding Horror
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