* Posts by Jkilkullen

4 posts • joined 6 Sep 2017

Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

Jkilkullen

Re: My Battery lasts all day...

Best post all day.

Amazon crowd-sources new HQ location, Bezos tells mayors to woo him

Jkilkullen

Employees have to want to live there.

I'm thinking Montreal or Austin.

Jkilkullen

Employees have to want to live there.

I'm thinking Montreal or Austin. I mean, Detroit desperately needs this, but none of the tech workers will want to live there.

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Jkilkullen

"Flat" design DOES NOT MEAN links aren't in a contrasting color. Or not in all caps.

Isn't anyone looking at the examples? The "good" one has the link in a contrasting color, all caps, and is underlined. The "bad" one has the link the same color as the text, upper/lower case, and no underline. Neither link example has 3D or shading effects, which means this isn't a test of flat design. It seems more like an example of bad flat design vs. good flat design.

Flat design typically puts links in a contrasting color, or perhaps in white text in a shaded box to stand out (no 3D button effect, just strong contrast). It can often use all caps. Standing out is just good design. You don't need 3D effects to do that.

My conclusion is that the testers have no idea what flat design means, and created a faux test to try to create news.

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