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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Ben Nadel at the ColdFusion Centaur And Bolt User Group Tour (Jun. 2009) with: Ye Wang and Simon Free

Priit

Member since Dec 24, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Priit

  • A Book Apart: Mobile First By Luke Wroblewski

    Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Ben, actually Apple recommends 44px, Microsoft 34px. I have come to conclusion that generally 44px is too much for a single, orphan, element. By building a toolbar or something 44px is better. But it is good starting point to target 34px for universal layouts.... read more »

  • A Book Apart: Mobile First By Luke Wroblewski

    Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    I guess the good middle road is to design for iPad first. That way you have 1024 x 768 screen, big enough and finger interface where absolute minimum interaction area is 34x34px, instead of 9x9px. Actually its surprising how usable and good interface you manage to make that way. You cannot cram smal... read more »

  • Preventing Links In Standalone iPhone Applications From Opening In Mobile Safari

    Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    :-) Did too and you are correct. OTOH I do not use any actual click events on touch interfaces at all because of that 300ms delay. I have written my own handler who handles either mouseupdowns or touchstartends and creates virtual clicks. So this is the reason I didn't know.... read more »

  • Preventing Links In Standalone iPhone Applications From Opening In Mobile Safari

    Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    No, I'm not aware of that and that would be illogical too (presentational messes with DOM?). So far everything registers clikcs for me, I have global handler in my apps, exactly like you in this example - only one handler, attached to document and all goes through that. On the other hand - you nee... read more »

  • Preventing Links In Standalone iPhone Applications From Opening In Mobile Safari

    Posted on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    Well, if you are developing web applications, as you say in first sentence, then you must let go of thinking in web pages. Web page needs to be accessible, usable and crawlable by links, but web application absolutely needs not. My way is to ditch links (<a> tags) completely when developing w... read more »

  • Use jQuery's SlideDown() With Fixed-Width Elements To Prevent Jumping

    Posted on Dec 24, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Nope. Not fixed. jquery changes/forces those (copy-paste from source): cssShow = { position: "absolute", visibility: "hidden", display: "block" }, That flickering you see may be caused by margins. By definition margins collapse - so when box A has margin-bottom 20px a... read more »