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12 Nov 2003 - 3:44am
10 years ago
8 replies
Jonas Löwgren

Survey result interpretation

39% in favor of creating a new org, 61% not in favor of creating a new
org. That is not exactly conclusive, is it? Or am I missing something?

My (quick) reading of the free-form comments suggests more than anything
else that the list participants who chose to elaborate on their answer
do not form a homogeneous group or a unified opinion. There is huge
variability in assessments of existing organizations, in the value of
practical tips vs.

12 Nov 2003 - 3:05am
10 years ago
16 replies
tim[othy] martens

task flow pattern question


I'm building a simple one page (three fieldset: trip info, personal
info, payment info) online reservation form and need to create a
functional spec of the task flow. My question is about the consensus
concerning this or similar patterns.

11 Nov 2003 - 1:51pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Challis Hodge

Survey Results: New or Existing?

Hi Folks:

You can find the results from the latest survey here:

Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate.


10 Nov 2003 - 12:28pm
Challis Hodge


I'll be closing the survey later today. Get your vote in if you haven't
already. We want to hear from everyone. Survey is here:



9 Nov 2003 - 6:10pm
GK VanPatter

Contract JOB in Pittsburgh

Just passing this along from the Scient neighborhood list.
Please send replies to the address below NOT TO US!

Posted November 9, 20003
Fwd: Lead FET/UI Architect for a contract in Pittsburgh

Rajesh Kandaswamy <rajeshkan at>

We are looking for someone who can come in and lead
the design of screens, the navigation structures and
the information architecture of the system. The
contract will be for 6-8 weeks.

7 Nov 2003 - 6:56pm
10 years ago
7 replies
Andy Watson

OO Interface Design (on behalf of Andy Watson)

My apologies if I mess this up. Its rather difficult for me to use email
to access discussion forums.

I'm a bit of an object purist, so I'm interested in learning all about
UI from this point of view.

I used to like working with the OS/2 workplace shell, and also with stuff
such as OpenDoc and SOM (system object model).

I also used to like working with Word Perfect 5 back in the old DOS days
(for those that don't know it. It was a word processor that when fired
up, presented the user with a plain blue screen with no menus or any other
visible clutter.

7 Nov 2003 - 5:28pm
10 years ago
8 replies
Jenifer Tidwell

Pattern usage

Hello everyone. Twice this week, existing UI pattern collections have
been mentioned on this list -- the Welie pattern site, and my own
( and
In preparation for a local UPA talk, I'd like to find out more about how
people use them.

* Are you familiar with the "pattern" concept, as used by the
"Design Patterns" and "Design of Sites" books, Christopher Alexander,
and the sites mentioned this week?

7 Nov 2003 - 5:11pm
Challis Hodge

Final Survey Reminder: New or Existing?

Last call folks. Sop far turnout is relatively low. Make sure your voice is
heard. Survey is here:



> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Folks:
> Since we haven't really received much positive feedback or
> interest in the concept of exploring existing organizations
> as possible homes for this group, I've created a survey to
> gauge the group's position on the matter.

7 Nov 2003 - 3:30pm
Dungeon Master

Re: Beyond Web safe colors

> I'm curious to know how many designers are still
> specifying Web safe colors for their web site's
> color palette.

It's dead as a doornail.

A followup to the WebMoneky article:

On the same subject:

- Nick

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7 Nov 2003 - 3:01am
10 years ago
2 replies
Peter Boersma

Best/Common Practice Sites

Challis wrote:
> Has anyone heard of similar sites for other areas of design?

My fomer colleague Martijn van Welie manages a collection of interface
design patterns at:
(it seems to be down at the moment, but please try again)

Peter Boersma, Senior Information Architect, EzGov
"De Schinkel", Rijnsburgstraat 11, Amsterdam, 1059 AT, The Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)20 7133881 / Fax: +31(0)20 7133799 / Mobile: +31(0)6 15072747

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