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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Aaron DeRenard

Member since May 16, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Aaron DeRenard

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

    Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Don't hardcode file paths specifying drive letters like that... Instead, you use something like expandPath() for relative paths http://www.cfgloss.com/?p=WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec22c24-7c67... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    @Ben That video killed me... I am dead now, and it's your fault! :-Þ... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    @Anna I understand what you are saying, and it makes good sense. My comment was aimed to address that kind of problem. I guess my opinion is if you start designing with a display that produces fairly accurate colors, that design on other displays has a better chance to look close to what you inte... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    @David McGuigan RE: "Apple products are just great at color" - Hmm, can't find that quote when searching the page for it. I did say something like "... in the past the Apple displays have been a good choice for proper color calibration." Does no one any good sensationalizing w... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    @David McGuigan: I'm definitely not defending Apple, but there is a clear distinction between the displays in that review that should separate them in tests. The Apple display is LED, and those higher rated displays are CCFL. In my opinion, LED and CCFL shouldn't even be in the same consideration... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    @David McGuigan I don't believe I am too off-base. I don't know much about recent reviews, but gloss or no gloss, color is color and in the past the Apple displays have been a good choice for proper color calibration. Some monitors are really terrible with color, contrast, brightness... the cali... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    @Anna: re: display - It might not be a good idea to design for incorrect color calibrations. Seems to me that would be like painting pictures for incorrect eyes like those suffering with monochromacity. In my opinion, designing with a display showing you as correct of colors as can be asked for w... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    The only things about a MBP I like are the magnetic power plug of course, and the color calibration of the display. Color is important in the web design world, and too many craptops simply have bad color, or display off colors if you are sitting just 30 degrees off perpendicular. MBP has good colo... read more »

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

    Posted on Jun 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Question: What's this? (same image you posted above, with a big red circle around the object in question) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1787518/macbook_pro_one_year_review_by_ben_nadel.jpg Thanks buddy!... read more »

  • At cf.Objective() 2012 Jason Dean Is Going Down!

    Posted on May 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    I wonder if any of these Jason doubters realize you he was in the U.S. Coast Guard... He had to be strong to be a coastie! I realize Ben throws the weights around a bit, and for that reason I wouldn't discount him, but I wouldn't count Jason out either. I honestly wouldn't have felt comfortable e... read more »