Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman

Lead developer at Science/AAAS Joined about 9 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Site Design: Ghostly Ferns, Mar 05, 2016

    There is almost never a compelling reason to disable pinch and zoom in mobile devices. It's accessibility 101.

    3 points
  • Posted to InVision acquires, Feb 17, 2016

    Dear InVision,

    Congrats on the purchase. Please fix their broken scrolling.

    Thanks, Chris

    2 points
  • Posted to Google redesigns Chrome browser for Material Design, in reply to Tony Gines , Feb 07, 2016

    The changes are starting to trickle in Canary 50. Things like the responsive tools have been getting updated visuals in recent nightlies.

    0 points
  • Posted to Revisiting the first OS X beta, Kodiak, in reply to Patrick Smith , Jan 14, 2016

    I remember reading the Siracusa reviews of the DP releases and being excited for the NeXT look and feel. Tear-off menus looked awesome to me for some reason. I was also excited about the darker blue highlight color in the Platinum UI. Like most people, I was wowed by the early Aqua demo (early Dock icons were all square with no space between them!) The garishness of it didn't really hit me until later.

    0 points
  • Posted to Revisiting the first OS X beta, Kodiak, Jan 14, 2016

    One thing worth mentioning about that Apple logo in the middle of the menu bar—it's pure decoration. It's not a menu at all.

    3 points
  • Posted to Touch ID should only activate on password screen, in reply to Kushtrim Xhaferi , Dec 27, 2015

    Gee thanks. Look I'm just explaining the issue to people who sounded like they didn't get it because they don't have an iPhone.

    2 points
  • Posted to Touch ID should only activate on password screen, in reply to Olivier F , Dec 26, 2015

    It's too fast. You want to see what's on the home screen—alerts, time, etc.—but when you touch your finger to try to see the lock screen, it immediately goes to your home screen and you miss all of the alerts.

    4 points
  • Posted to Awesome Flexible CSS Grid System, Dec 26, 2015

    Ok so it's basically the same as every grid system from five years ago?

    0 points
  • Posted to They Rejected Us, in reply to Beth R , Dec 16, 2015

    All of these people are obviously very smart, talented people. They're all clearly major league-level players. Seeing people who are clearly talented whine about how they didn't get a job at some of the toughest companies in the world does nothing to make others who would never dream of applying there feel any better about rejection.

    It's like seeing a baseball player whine about ending up with the Red Sox instead of the Yankees, while meanwhile you're struggling in Little League.

    Edit: ducking autocorrect

    5 points
  • Posted to Drupal 8 Released, Nov 20, 2015

    I use it. WordPress just isn't up to the task for the stuff we need it for. Yeah, WP could be forced to do a lot of what we want (and I prefer working with WP personally), but it's just not the right tool for the job.

    I'm not a huge fan of Drupal 7. Its admin UI is a nightmare compared to WP and the markup it barfs out is even worse. Still, it's a powerful tool with a very strong developer community.

    I am, however, very excited about Drupal 8. Up until D8, there was a very strong anti-NIH (not invented here) sentiment among the core contributors and planners behind Drupal. All that is changed now. They're actively embracing other frameworks such as Symfony, Twig, and Backbone. Twig will make the average theme developer's life much better, but the real magic behind D8 will be its strong support for building Restful web services. My team is on the verge of launching a huge new redesign on D7, but we can't help but think ahead to D8 and rebuilding the whole thing as a modern javascript application.

    2 points
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