December 9, 2003

Tell Me Again About the Pleasures of the Home Office

For some months now, the editorial offices of American Digest have been blessed with a very agressive program of renovation of the street directly outside the window. This morning, however, it reached previously unimagined heights of clamor, hammer, rasp, blast, roar, tintinnabulation and din with:



The Street Renovation Trifecta!: (left to right) The Bobcat with the GRINDING OF THE PAVEMENT instrument of torture, the skipjack loader for LIFTING UP LARGE AMOUNTS OF RUBBLE AND SHAKING THEM AROUND FOR NO REASON, the big white truck with the HUGE WIRE BRISTLES for SCRAPING AND
SCRAPING AND SCRAPING!

Just as we were about to throw ourselves off a nearby cliff, a friend saved our sanity by one simple question: "Do you have an Ipod?" FOREHEAD SLAP! Result: Pink Floyd never sounded better. I have become comfortably numb.

Posted by Vanderleun at December 9, 2003 1:47 PM
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At WWDC, I listened to Apple representatives make some excellent points about taking the time to build a 100%-compliant Aqua application, and I think all developers need to look beyond the code and listen to what the folks at Apple have to say

Posted by: Lewis at January 12, 2004 6:56 PM

Adhere to Window Models. Document windows, Utility windows, Click-through, Layering, Drawers, Controls. How do users open windows, how do you properly title windows?

Posted by: Alice at January 12, 2004 6:57 PM

Other examples of these animations might be to show the status of an FTP transfer, the progress of media being digitized, or an updated time signature. And don't forget that users may want to have some control over this, so give them plenty of options, including the ability to turn these functions off.

Posted by: Manasses at January 12, 2004 6:59 PM

You Must Promise. To call your mother, to help old ladies cross the road, and to turn your cell phone off at the movies.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2004 7:00 PM