Chris Howard

Developer of Architect for WordPress Joined about 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Is it just me, or the dark theme on Mojave really sucks?, Oct 01, 2018

    I find some apps haven't done it as well, even some Apple apps.

    I'm not a big fan of full dark mode at the best of times, tho. I like it for peripheral things, like the menu bar and the dock. And for things that don't require a long time looking at because dark mode always increases reflection.

    So, prefer light mode for browsing, email, reading, coding, writing. Fortunately most of those apps support overriding dark mode. Thus, I have a mixed environment.

    0 points
  • Posted to Clippy for your website, Apr 02, 2018

    Chortle. Wonder why you announced this on the day you did? ;)

    1 point
  • Posted to I Quit Facebook—and You Should, Too, Oct 15, 2017

    I considered this, but as a WordPress developer it is an important platform for communicating with users of not only my own stuff, but those of other developers. Which also makes it also a significant marketing platform.

    0 points
  • Posted to Apple is really bad at design, Oct 02, 2017

    Articles like this annoy me. They make it sound like bad design is new to Apple, that's Apple has lost it's way lately. And worse, they make it sound like bad design at Apple is a post-Steve Jobs things.

    It's not.

    Antennagate was a major hardware design flaw championed by Steve "It's the way you're holding it" Jobs.

    The removal of colour - one of the major design elements - from the OS X interface was well under way under Jobs' watch.

    That's just but two. I'm sure plenty of other people will have their own design peeves from the Steve Jobs era.

    Bad design is not new to Apple. It began at least 10 years ago.

    3 points
  • Posted to Pastebot is out of beta - now in Mac App Store, in reply to Jordan Gardiner , Dec 15, 2016

    Shows as $30.99 AUD for me!!!!! Insane

    I'll keep using Alfred's clipboard manager which is pretty good - and I get all the other Alfred features.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sneak peek at some cool UI and Web design features coming to Affinity Designer, Jun 09, 2016

    Wow! Mind - blown!

    0 points
  • Posted to A New Look for Instagram, May 12, 2016

    I wondered when crazy gradients would come back into fashion. Flashing text next?

    0 points
  • Posted to NASA Launches Logo Design Contest, Apr 10, 2016

    It doesn't matter how much bragging rights it gets you, a billion dollar organisation paying $300 for a logo sets a terrible example, totally devalues designers, and encourages the race to the bottom.

    19 points
  • Posted to HP has a new logo, Apr 06, 2016

    Like it a lot. It's got energy, it looks tech, and its flexible. And best of all - it's not overly typographic, which had become the done to death (and boringly safe) trend lately.

    I do bet this starts a new trend in logo design away from typographic ones.

    0 points
  • Posted to Desktop Neo - Rethinking the desktop interface for productivity., Jan 19, 2016

    You lost me at "Click and drag... with 6 fingers"

    Two handed trackpad operation?!

    Single clicking a green a button is much faster.

    Seeing things like that, makes me realise it's an interface for "you". The secret of a good interface is it's for everyone.

    6 points
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