Monthly Archives: March 2013

If you disable something, tell your users why!

I bet there is hardly a person who has never experienced this situation: You want to do something in an application, but the control (UI widget) which does it is greyed out – and you have no fracking idea why!

Posted in KDE, User Experience

Ad hoc tutorials: Offer help instead of warnings

Offering help and support in user interfaces is not an easy task: You have to offer the right amount at the right moment. If you offer too little support, users are frustrated and feel stupid because they don’t know how

Posted in KDE, User Experience

Hello world!

I have long stopped counting the times that I was thinking about or discussing something and thinking “Hey, if I had a blog, I’d write a post about it!”. Yet I was always too lazy to finally get myself to

Posted in General, KDE