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Category Archives: user interface

Cable companies and bad software


I have Internet, phone, and cable TV through Cox Cable in Orange County, California. Cox does an excellent job as a cable and Internet provider. On the other hand, the Cox website has always looked pretty, but worked poorly. (This does not really matter at all, as the important bit is that cable/internet service works […]

Anachronisms: Icon for “Save…” is a floppy, HDTV sized in inches


Went looking for an icon to represent the “Save…” or “Save As…” operation in an application. The icons I am finding are all images of a floppy disk. For long-time GUI users, this image is familiar and requires no thought. For newer users … they may never have seen a floppy disk. The image has […]