[Novalug] What to put on a G4 Laptop?
energy.wwind at cox.net
Sat Feb 28 00:16:17 EST 2009
Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Feb 2009, Mark Smith wrote:
> MS >On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:50:25AM -0500, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> MS >> My solution is that I think documentation should be written by people
> MS >> who are new to the application/program/OS as they get their questions
> MS >> answered.
> MS >
> MS >the solution is only partly documentation. part of the problem is
> MS >that software is not properly designed. it's just thrown together
> MS >or "evolved." the very best software is designed from the target
> MS >users point of view. that means you need to know your target user,
> MS >work out case studies, do some real design. it's not just stupid
> MS >corporate ideas. it's what makes software right.
> MS >
> MS >many programmers, regardless of how good they are at programming,
> MS >start from their own point of view or ease of their own programming
> MS >efforts. the best example of this is mplayer. it's a kick ass
> MS >piece of software that includes the kitchen sink. using it is
> MS >horrible experience.
> MS >
> from my own limited experience of software writing the interface - the
> way the menus are arranged, etc, is not that hard to redesign. it should
> be possible to have several front end configuraitons if any one cared
> inculding an overview thing - sort of like doing a "site map" page for
> a large complex website were there are a number of logically possible
> paths through the site.
> MS >--
> MS >Mark Smith
> MS >mark at winksmith.com
> MS >mark at tux.org
> MS >
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