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Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.


Jun
26
comment Cleaning up line art with choppy edges
@Scott Well I was the one that tagged it as raster (though it's clearly a raster image)
Nov
5
comment UX research on where to put website menu?
Related/Dupe question on User Experience: ux.stackexchange.com/q/23746/7627
Jun
12
comment IS ALL CAPS EVER OK?
See also ux.stackexchange.com/q/11043/7627
Apr
28
comment Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?
@AlanGilbertson I certainly wasn't saying Arial is the only one to do this, I just couldn't ignore an opportunity to make fun of it :P. They obviously only changed the wrong things from Helvetica
Apr
27
comment Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?
Are you implying the creators of Arial were lazy?! Absurd!
Apr
18
comment Web font that supports some basic music symbols
Very view fonts implement more than a tiny handful of unicode symbols. Might consider some specific music fonts. I know they exist but I don't know which to recommend.
Apr
13
comment New generation of 'Edit' icon that is not a pencil?
The Save icon is a disc because it's a metaphor that's understood, trying to replace it (and the pencil icon) to "modernize it" misunderstands the concept.
Dec
20
comment How can I get the closest color word for a hex color?
That's a helpful little tool! That's closest to what I was looking for, very good to know the background of no standard color names however.
Dec
19
comment How can I get the closest color word for a hex color?
Well there are at least the CSS standard color names which map to color codes: w3schools.com/cssref/css_colornames.asp but it's a very limited list. I was hoping something like Wikipedia's color list could be used, but looking at that I note they're using domain specific words as well. I can't believe a good standard still doesn't exist...
Oct
27
comment Is it possible to create a modern-looking design with a dark theme?
Don't use BLACK black (#FFF), a dark grey can look very nice and sophisticated. Pure #FFF black looks like someone's Geocities site and results in awkward text colors.