Cobler Cobler

Niner since 2004


  • Amanda Silver - Talking about Mort

    Orbit86 wrote:
    they need to make regular vb open source but .net can only be programmed in windows making programmers restricted to a windows only environment....

    You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. It is not that you can ONLY program for Windows, it is that you GET to program for Windows. Change a few words around and your whole attitude changes.
  • Bill Hill - Do you think anyone is going to read a book on the screen?

    BTW, Bill, what is the shape of the pixels on the Dell Inspiron 8500? Are they the traditional square, or are the a hex shape.

    Do you think changing the shape of the pixel will help make the screen look better?
  • Bill Hill - Do you think anyone is going to read a book on the screen?

    For me, the readability of the on screen font is just fine.
    My big problem with reading a book is the usability of the reader.
    Most books are designed to be read as if printed on a page. That means that I spend a lot of time scrolling through a page, then I have to fish around for the "next page" button.
    Just like Pubb said, you spend too much time using the computer instead of reading the book.
    Some simple rules for me:

    1. Use large type and put less on a page so that I can see everything on a page without scrolling (i.e. make the page horizontal, not vertical)

    2. Allow the user to set two buttons on the computer for going foward and backwards. This will help replace the need for "thumbing" through the pages. That is probrably the number one thing that bugs me is not being able to easily thumb through the "pages" of a book.

    3. Yeap, a table PC would work wonders (but then we are back to making sure there is an easy way to thumb the pages. Sorry, I don't see using the pen to push a "button" on the screen as an easy way to do it. It would have to be  physical buttons properly placed.)