Tammer Ibrahim

Tammer Ibrahim

freelance Joined almost 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Show DN: mlist - a better way to read email newsletters. , Jul 09, 2015

    This is brilliant - Thanks!

    2 points
  • Posted to Why on earth does anyone think scroll-jacking is a good idea?!, Jan 26, 2015

    This is I think the page that popularized it and imo one of the few sites that use it correctly.

    Scrolljacking is like a jump-cut in cinema - it's jarring and grabs your attention. If used artfully for this purpose it works (the mac pro redesign was jarring and attention grabbing itself - I remember first going to that page after the unveiling and being so surprised I didn't even notice what was happening to my scrollbar). Here's another example - it adds a nice bit of pause to really emphasize some content before giving you back your scroll.

    Most sites just throw it in because "sliders aren't cool anymore" or something. I'm happy to see the trend less and less now - often replaced by parallax effects that don't inhibit scrolling in the same way.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What kind of bike do you ride?, Dec 17, 2014

    When it comes to bikes I'm a japanophile. My daily rider is an '84 Miyata Sixten

    sixten

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your current wallpaper ?, Nov 17, 2014

    this recent piece by david lanham

    0 points
  • Posted to Curated Freebies Delivered Right to Dropbox!, in reply to Navid Safabakhsh , Oct 29, 2014

    Seems like a nice idea although I'd like to know what you'll do with my email address.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Now that the feature has been available for a year, how do you use OS X Tags? , Oct 21, 2014

    I have tags for different projects or sets of projects, and I tag working files & directories. That way I can pick from a list of working files rather than having to remember where everything is in the file structure, constantly drilling up & down, etc.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: My UX-driven iWatch thoughts … what are yours?, Sep 09, 2014

    Interesting concept. Although I'm more interested in what the wearable does for me in the real world - I've already got enough screens.

    I'm sure fitness will play a part in the real mccoy but I'm not the type to quantify everything. The killer UX for me would be obsoleting passwords. (not my idea, but I forget which blogger posed it as a possibility). The idea is you'd have to punch a code or touchID once every time you clasp it/put it on. After that, your phone, mac, car, house, etc. all get an auth token when you try to use them. password management takes care of the rest.

    writing this now though, I doubt it'll happen. the amount of foot-traffic you'd have going to the genius bar due to forgotten passwords would discourage iPhone 6 buyers.

    1 point
  • Posted to MIUI 6 vs iOS 7, Aug 20, 2014

    At least the buttons look like buttons.

    0 points
  • Posted to Zazn Meditation Timer App, Aug 19, 2014

    Do pre-release sites actually build any hype? I've been seeing a lot more of these lately.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Save/Save As vs Save/Duplicate/Rename/Move To, in reply to Taron Ghazaryan , Jul 31, 2014

    Figured I'd chime in as a Versions apologist. I think it's great.

    To use your example - I've cropped my image in Preview. Then, File > Export > pick a filename, ⌘W. Next I change the exposure. ⌘W. Later, I add an annotation mark. ⌘W.

    I've now got three versions of the file I can swap out visually as well as a copy of the cropped version. Without Versions I'd have to make three separate files, which I don't think I need, and therefore I wouldn't bother with the minor mental hassle of coming up with names for each Save As. If I discover later I need to export the one with only the crop and exposure change, I can go back and do that without losing the annotation mark.

    I prefer the method that means less clutter on my filesytem and less context switching from whatever I'm doing. Most importantly, it means less decisions about when to Save As. To me, that's what let's me jump in and have fun, and I wish more apps supported it.

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