Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2018 (Hollywood, CA) with: Mike Frey
Ben Nadel at InVision In Real Life (IRL) 2018 (Hollywood, CA) with: Mike Frey@mikefrey )

Glen Lipka

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Glen Lipka

  • The Transformative Power Of Love

    Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Good memory. The story is in here: http://www.strangehistory.net/2013/10/03/the-moment-the-cold-war-ended-according-to-anthony-robbins/ :)... read more »

  • The Transformative Power Of Love

    Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    I have nothing but love for you.... read more »

  • Don't Let The Minimum Lovable Product (MLP) Become The Enemy Of The Good

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbZEkFLXh9Y You are the co-founder. You have a responsibility to nut up. This is helpful: http://commadot.com/the-care-pie/ Every employee (including you) has a responsibility to pick 10% of the decisions they are involved with and "use their chips&qu... read more »

  • Don't Let The Minimum Lovable Product (MLP) Become The Enemy Of The Good

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Sorry, one more. They are forgetting the word Minimum. It's a crucial word. It means the LEAST amount of functionality that is still something users will love. Tiny features can be loved. Tell them, "this small feature is the minimum scope, let's make that feature lovable and ship it.&q... read more »

  • Don't Let The Minimum Lovable Product (MLP) Become The Enemy Of The Good

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Ask them to define lovable in measurable terms. Also, ask them to read the original blog posts on the subject. Lastly read Emotional Design. In other words, try to make lovable a concrete thing. Be the subject matter expert in lovability. Teach them. And just for good measure, try to debate ... read more »

  • Don't Let The Minimum Lovable Product (MLP) Become The Enemy Of The Good

    Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    I first heard about MLP from Aha in May 2013. https://blog.aha.io/the-minimum-lovable-product/ I blogged about it a few months later. http://commadot.com/the-minimum-lovable-product-mlp/ Great concept, but most people don't get it. They think it means graphic design. People don't get... read more »

  • 90% Of Design Is Picking Good Margins And Making Sure Things Line Up

    Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    I probably could debate the 90%, but rather here are photos from that time... Spencer: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AniZsdq4WYgZhC6-mejlqRW4ByVs Ye: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AniZsdq4WYgZhDBIVREjLhmRYIOt Ben: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AniZsdq4WYgZhCxoHTT3EeIUloj5 Me, Ye and Ethan: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AniZsdq4WYgZhFO1cJ... read more »

  • Years Later, I Still Love jQuery

    Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    You "discovered" jQuery? Or maybe someone had to tell you about it several times before you got on board? Hmm, I wonder who that was.... read more »

  • Sometimes, I Feel Like A Man With No Identity

    Posted on Aug 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbZEkFLXh9Y Focus on 13 seconds in, through 17 seconds in.... read more »

  • How I Got Started In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    @Anna, holy cow! Longest comment, ever.... read more »

  • How I Got Started In ColdFusion

    Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Ben was the best (and only) intern we ever had. I wish we could have worked together for longer. I am trying to remember how we got started with CF. I think it was Chris Tweney who introduced us to it in 1998. Before that I used IDC/HTX, a pre-cursor to ASP. I had no idea what I was doing. h... read more »

  • People-Centric Software Design - cf.Objective() 2010 Pecha Kucha BOF

    Posted on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    I did a Pecha Kucha at Business of Software last year. It was so hard. I loved it. The timing of the whole thing was intense. I practiced those 6.5 minutes 10x more than I did a different 90 minute presentation. I like the stick figures. Excellent work!... read more »

  • Way Of The Warrior: The Poison Of Sarcasm

    Posted on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    So what you are saying is that you and Clark have "feelings" (air quotes) and that sarcasm hurts your tender parts (euphemism for vagina) so you need to be nice to each other all the time? Wow, I always thought you were over the top nice, but this is just beyond the pale. Seriously though, conse... read more »

  • Building Custom jQuery Event Types: Hesitate Event

    Posted on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    It would be interesting for you to compare the code to this: http://cherne.net/brian/resources/jquery.hoverIntent.html You basically engineered it in a "clean room".... read more »

  • ColdFusion vs. XYZ - It Finally Got Physical

    Posted on Aug 10, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    I love Amsterdam Billiards. I used to go there every week. You had me until the last line. Nice work.... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) And Being Generic With Your Base CSS Classes

    Posted on Aug 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM

    naming, whether in programming or UI or CSS certainly takes practice. Get it right and you have something you can work with. Get it wrong and its a pain for a long time. One technique is to do a first draft of "it" quickly and then throw it away. The second try will always be much better. There... read more »

  • Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS) And Being Generic With Your Base CSS Classes

    Posted on Aug 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Your CSS classes seem kind long. Why do that? Why not the first div be class="warning school". One class for school to define what a "school" looks like and another class for "warning" for what a warning looks like. Warning should embellish school. Warning should just contain the difference.... read more »

  • The New BenNadel.com - Same Content, Fresh New Look

    Posted on May 12, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Minor suggestion. On the H3.blogcomments you might want to put the number of comments. Like 54 User Comments. Also, something BIZARRE is happening in Chrome. This comments text box is growing every second. On each second it gets about 10 pixels taller. It's ginormous now. How cow! Just click... read more »

  • The New BenNadel.com - Same Content, Fresh New Look

    Posted on May 10, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    I like it very much. I think the only thing I would suggest is a slideLeft() on the pictures when you click Next. Do you manually put the names on each picture or is there some fancy programming happening? I love the picture of Ye. She is as cute as ever.... read more »

  • Is It Time For "Practical" Object Oriented Programming (OOP)?

    Posted on Mar 30, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    The goal shouldn't be OOP. The goal should be maintainable, extensible, shareable, easy-to-test, easy-to-produce products. How has your journey changed your view of how to achieve these goals? Maybe a top-10 list of lessons-learned?... read more »