Last night my iSight arrived. I spent a good hour just making faces :-P One thing I noticed though is that the iBook stand doesn’t seem to be firmly gripped to my laptop. I tighted the screw, but I can still remove it without any effort. Any tips on that?
Some Microsoft Access programmers should really learn how to design a GUI. I was watching a presentation yesterday and this guy showed an Access application and I thought it was really ugly. I don’t have a screenshot, but I can use the one above to make many points about what is wrong there
- The title isn’t centered and is useless, because that should be in the window bar
- The separation bar is ugly
- The number of months is not right-aligned like the rest of the fields
- The total number of kilometers (10000) doesn’t have the thousand separator like payment on account (2.400,00)
- The comments next to the fields aren’t really needed and their being in bold distracts attention away from the important fields of the application
- The buttons with images are really ugly, and the labels above them should be on the button
- The label above the email button isn’t centered and the button seems to have been randomly placed on the form (maybe it’s a game like when you need to stick a tail to an ass with your eyes covered when you are a kid?)
- The model contract button has a different font color and is underlined
- No button on this form has the same size
- I have no idea what the binoculars with a question mark button does
- The distance between the text fields under the “This price includes:” section is not equal. That’s equally true for the labels to their left
- One text field (the dressing of) is a tad longer than the others
A pretty bad UI. I think someone should read a book on designing good interfaces!
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Disclaimer: I haven’t use VS in a couple of years
Slashdot asks if Microsoft Visual Studio rots a programmer’s brain. In my opinion, I don’t think it does. For the experienced programmer, it probably helps with productivity, especially when it comes to GUI applications: who wants to code those by hand? Also, features like IntelliSense or “jump to definition” probably help programmers get up to speed faster when they take on a new application.
However, I don’t think people who begin programming should be exposed to Visual Studio immediatly. They should use a basic text editor to do console applications (or just use a REPL) to learn how the fundamentals of programming work. Then, they can take on Visual Studio.
I’m pretty sure that VS is less damagable for your brain than COBOL.
Yup, last night, I ordered a 30GB white iPod. I engraved a little message on the back:
Vincy says smile!
A little crazy, but I’ve been having some problems with my 10GB 3rd-gen iPod, so I figured I might as well get a new one and use the old one for backup purposes.