December 2007

Slashdigglicious Plugin

I saw an article that caught my eye this morning about how to introduce jQuery to a large organization.  Interestingly, on the post there was a link to “Digg this story”.  I thought that was pretty cool and tried to Digg the story.  Lo and Behold, it worked.  That was my first time, “Digging” something myself.  I have Dugg other stories before, but never submitted one. This led me to...

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Print.css

I added print.css to the blog. This is something I hardly ever do, but should. Printing is important. Now commadot.com prints properly. Mostly I hid things. But I found I had to update a few fonts and alignments. #body_left, #hero, #search, a.postToggle, div.item_panel, #header2, #footer, div.navigation, #comm_form { display:none } * * { font-family: verdana; text-align: left; } div.dean_ch { margin-bottom: 20px; margin-top: 20px; } Didn’t take time and improved...

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A funny joke

User Experience Architect: “So guys, I am going to go to the user and try the product.  Does the basic use case work?” Engineer: “Yes, it works.” Quality Assurance: “Yes, it works.” User after trying it: “No, it doesn’t work.” Engineer: “Must be user error.” Which part of the joke is funny?  It doesn’t really seem all that funny to me.  More sad and pathetic kind of joke. Dedication: For...

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The UX of Bad Days

Yesterday, someone I know had a bad day.  It is a common occurence.  Everyone has a bad day once in a while.  It colors your whole outlook.  How do these things happen? Bad days can be triggered by any number of things.  Some are: Physical environment.  If you are too hot, too cold, slept funny, back hurts, too humid making your hair look frizzy, too dry making your skin peel,...

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