Karl Danninger

Karl Danninger

Toronto Designer & Developer Joined almost 6 years ago via an invitation from Mark S. Karl has invited Taelor B, Paul Dowman, Matt Rintoul, Steve Benjamins, Corey Eastman

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  • Posted to New year, new CSS-Tricks redesign – 2019, in reply to Sacha Greif , Jan 02, 2019

    Hah! I was thinking the same.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why Apple’s 3D Touch failed miserably? A UX teardown of an unsuccessful technology., Sep 17, 2018

    I dunno about that. Especially with artist tools like procreate, and adobe products, it's essential for brush/stylus work. Anecdotal opinion of course, but I use it almost every day in music creation with instrument apps that take advantage of it. (Anything moog & seaboard)

    0 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Joel Califa , Nov 17, 2017

    There's been a couple comments I've seen in last couple of months that I thought "wtf"... A huge thank you Joel (and other community managers) for clearing out the garbage when it shows up.

    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Ben Krogh , Nov 16, 2017

    Antonia is right, and it sucks. The "Be nice. Or Else." isn't being enforced, and thus the toxicity has brewed up to a breaking point for some.

    23 points
  • Posted to Want to know why Prolific is expanding, why we chose Durham, and how the heck I got involved? Watch Ep. 2, Oct 11, 2017

    I enjoyed ep 1, and excited that you're still doing this, keep it up!

    1 point
  • Posted to This "brutalist" thing is going out of control, May 31, 2017

    ROFL at the Instagram comparison.

    1 point
  • Posted to Recommendation for keyboard and mouse, in reply to A Paul , Jan 06, 2017

    ROFL! Me too! Yes, there are. Topre switches especially the HHKB Type-S is very quiet, and has a more familiar feel since it incorporates a rubber dome. Kind of feels like a piano key(?)

    The only problem is, is that particular keyboard (to me) is expensive as hell :/

    Edit: My MX Clears with rubber dampeners is fairly quiet. I would even say it's quieter than my new macbook pro with these ridiculously shallow clacky ass scissor switches! I do like the new macbook pro keyboard (probably for the sound alone) hahaha, as I love irritating my coworkers :troll:

    0 points
  • Posted to Recommendation for keyboard and mouse, in reply to A Paul , Jan 05, 2017

    The key benefit in my honest opinion is personalization. There are dozens of switches to choose from, they all feel VERY different from the rest. Learning the feel of each switch is gratifying, and i'm a much faster typer on my MX Clears or MX Blues than I've ever been than using the scissor switch on macbook keyboards (and I've been using macbook keyboards full-time pretty much since highschool) my WPM also jumped about 20-30 after a week or two... That's not saying much as a coder since you aren't paid by your WPM... my wrists don't hurt nearly as much, my fingertips also don't feel like they are slapping dead weight anymore. The actuation of a mechanical IS NOT at the bottom of the keystroke. Some switches are in the middle, and others are near the top of the key press. Getting used to the key travel and when the key actuates is important. To me, it's so friggen hard to compare. It's a love it, or hate it thing. But I strongly feel that people that invest the time and effort to get comfortable with a switch they like, it pays off.

    Edit: I know some people that have used MX Blues their whole life that switch to MX Reds or even something completely out of left field like a Topre switch or a Gateron, and they instantly fall in love with it. It's a matter of finding the switch that works for you and makes your fingers little happy clams :)

    1 point
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