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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Mike Leung

Member since Mar 3, 2009

Recent Blog Comments By Mike Leung

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 5, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    I'd like to thank the Ayn Rand supporters for not invalidating my plain, unambiguous, & not-at-all-subtle observations of reality.... read more »

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 3, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    re: Cooljj: Any example of Rand's "genius" anyone has ever cared to share that I've seen -- like Roarke calling someone a fool completely overlooking how he's demonstrating as much concern over what someone else thinks as anything he protests -- has been reliably inconsistent. She's so wrong, it's ... read more »

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Also, calling someone a fool demonstrates as much concern over what they think as anything else. Ayn Rand's estate really belongs to me.... read more »

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 2, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    framed by... read more »

  • A Moment That Touched Me - The Fountainhead

    Posted on Nov 2, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    "As with many things, I think you have to take what speaks to you and discard the rest." Ben, there's a manga stocked at every chain bookstore when I've taken the opportunity to look for it, about a dedicated samurai who's framed the shogun's assassin clan, and who prepares for his revenge by build... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 10, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    "I usually don't pick on egotistical people who tend to speak as if they know more than anyone else..." Yeah, don't be so sorry that the nitrogen in your lungs condenses into a liquid and enters your bloodstream, 'k? Because if it turns back into a gas when the shame subsides, I hear that's the mos... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 10, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    [Abram] "LOL!! Can I have your address so I can mail you a horn you can toot?" Why is ridiculing me for having an account of my own experiences second-nature to you? What industry are you in that you don't know that it's the conventional practice for projects to go to the lowest bidder? What were ... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    "...issues that you thought would not be an issue are." Yes, as the 80/20% rule implies, out of a suite of plausible solutions, the best solution will be 4 or 5 times better than the next best option. You can't think your way through to which front-end-coding option at any given choice will bypass ... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 10, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    For the kind of code-butchering I referred to, I know what the fix is: you cut the pretense that HTML and CSS are programmable. I think maybe 95%-98% of the CSS anyone will ever need could be documented in 4-8 pages in a manual. 20 tags represent maybe 95% of the HTML expert coders use. A good secr... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Maybe I can be clearer if I refer to a specific example. I coded the first draft of 12-or-so ready-made website templates for a major hosting company, offered as part of their suite of comprehensive hosting services. Each template came in up to 4 color-themes. 36-48 templates total. I cut-up the ba... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    My straw analogy refers to how the browser literally receives each file in a sequence of bytes or bits. If people reviewed webpages something like the browser received them, it'd be less like the web we know, and more like knowing the web through lynx. Optimally, the styling should be invisible to ... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    I think the pretense that mark-up can be "programmed" is a good example of how a little intelligence can be a dangerous thing. I tell people what I like about assembling web pages is that it's a lot like playing tetris. If it would mean anything to them, I would go so far as to tell them it's like ... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) By Nicole Sullivan

    Posted on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    I think I agree with Rick. What Nicole Sullivan is advocating benefits monolithic institutions the most. But how each person benefits the most from the web comes from the open access it affords everyone. We benefit the most from videos passed around of politicians making campaign speeches calling pe... read more »

  • Nora Ephron vs. Meg Ryan: What Is That We Love?

    Posted on Jul 7, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    If you're this far gone for Meg Ryan, you may as well make French Kiss your next rental.... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Apr 2, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Mike Leung: 1 / Ayn Rand : 0... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    My statement 1 is relevant to your comment: 'The discussion is not about the "need" to have the chicken but rather the product itself which in my argument is the meal.' You seem to be talking about establishing value independent of demand. Your attempt to do so has to be reconciled with the definiti... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Erik, 1. My understanding is that there is no value where there is no demand. Pretty much by definition. 2. So what producers or contributors benefited from the massive deregulation of the last decade?... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    "Who fidelity" is my favorite Robert Ludlum novel.... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    <blockquote>As Ben approached the restaurant and the time he thought he would receive and be able to enjoy the chicken, his body began the digestive process. This process was disrupted and the chemical balance was disturbed. If this causes the chicken to be less enjoyable, then can't we say th... read more »

  • What Chinese Food Has Taught Me About Life

    Posted on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    <blockquote> The restaurant should have given you a discount in order to ensure your satisfaction and return patronage. Otherwise they [would] have risked losing you -- and nine others -- as future customers through word of mouth.... Common sense is all it comes down to. And I'm referring to... read more »