Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Thomas Messier

Member since Feb 11, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Thomas Messier

  • My First Year As A Mac User On The Apple MacBook Pro

    Posted on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    @David McGuigan Overpriced is something of a relative term, depending on what you think the value is based on. If you look purely at the hardware and software running it, it's one thing. But people actually put a price on design/coolness/whatever other abstract thing. So another laptop may have exa... read more »

  • My First Year As A Mac User On The Apple MacBook Pro

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    @WebManWalking With that comment, you bring me to another disadvantage of the Mac. Disclaimer: this is not me having a feeling of entitlement or whining about something, just pointing out a practical disadvantage. It's become obvious that there is very little free software for Mac. Every time I lo... read more »

  • My First Year As A Mac User On The Apple MacBook Pro

    Posted on Jun 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Totally forgot to mention, also hate the keyboard shortcuts and positioning of the keys on the Macbook Pro keyboard. Too much splitting of things between Ctrl and Apple key. For example, managing tabs in Chrome. In Windows, you use Ctrl + W to close a tab, Ctrl + T to open a new tab, Ctrl + Tab to g... read more »

  • My First Year As A Mac User On The Apple MacBook Pro

    Posted on Jun 7, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    I too recently switched to a MacBook Pro. I've been pretty happy, but I agree that the windowing is terrible. I've actually installed a small app called RightZoom to fix the + button to maximize like in Windows. Works pretty well for the most part. I really dislike the Finder, I don't like the way k... read more »

  • Building A Twitter-Inspired RESTful API Architecture In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    @Edward Just checked out the screencast, delicious indeed!... read more »

  • CorMVC - My jQuery-Powered Model-View-Controller (MVC) Framework

    Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Well done on the framework, I really like how things are structured. I actually picked it up from your presentation and use a modified version on a small project. In my case, I didn't really felt it necessary to use models and views on the client side, I preferred to just use my server model and spi... read more »

  • jQuery Live() Method And Event Bubbling

    Posted on Nov 9, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Have you seen the livequery() plugin? It's similar, but its internals are a bit different, allowing it to do certain things that live() cannot. For example, live() won't work with events like blur, focus, change, etc., whereas livequery does (or at least it does with focus and blur, the two I've use... read more »

  • Building Single-Page Applications Using jQuery And ColdFusion With Ben Nadel (Video Presentation)

    Posted on Oct 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Great presentation! I'm really blown away by the amount of work you obviously put into this. It's clear, well organized, the explanations are thorough, and perhaps most important, the content is practical and useful. Next time I need to build a desktop style web app, I may actually use this as a sta... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 9: CFScript Updates For ColdFusion Components

    Posted on Jul 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    I also agree that putting stuff in comments that affects the code seems wrong. If anything, I just don't like this 2 different ways to do the same thing, seems like it'll be more confusing than anything. Pick one. Preferably the one not in comments!... read more »

  • An Intensive Exploration Of jQuery With Ben Nadel (Video Presentation)

    Posted on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    @Ben, You're kinda making my point there. hehehe What feels right/more natural to some feels wrong/awkward to others. I personally don't like jQuery as much. I like Prototype and Ext better. And so nobody can say I'm set in my ways, I started with Prototype, then tried jQuery and didn't like it as... read more »

  • An Intensive Exploration Of jQuery With Ben Nadel (Video Presentation)

    Posted on Feb 11, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Good job Ben, I think it's indispensable to get the CF community more in touch with javascript. It's worth noting that most js frameworks are capable of the things you describe in your preso, and as such I always invite people to have a look at several frameworks (jQuery, Ext, Prototype, Dojo, Mooto... read more »