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Comment: Re:Huehuehuehue (Score 4, Informative) 251

by R_Dorothy (#42204277) Attached to: Android Options Mean "Best" Browsers Might Surprise You
All third party iOS browsers are a skin over the same system level WebView compontent which is a less performant version of the stock Safari Webkit. Even Firefox on iOS is using Webkit. There's a good explanation here: http://www.mobilexweb.com/blog/axis-opera-mini-alternative-browsers-iphone-ipad

Comment: Re:This still doesn't address fragmentation (Score 1) 206

by R_Dorothy (#38594468) Attached to: Holo Theme Is Now Mandatory For Android Devices
The "don't buy" argument is troublesome with Android at the moment - most people I know with Android won't buy from their last manufacturer and, across all these people, pretty much all the manufacturers are on the "don't buy" list. My next Android handset will be chosen on the basis of Cyanogen support first and formost.

Comment: Re:to be competitive (Score 4, Insightful) 403

by R_Dorothy (#37179672) Attached to: The GIMP Now Has a Working Single-Window Mode
+1. I've been using GIMP for over a decade and recently had to start using Photoshop and, when you are used to GIMP, there's nothing intuitive about Photoshop's UI. I'm not saying GIMP is intuitive either but, if you are heavily invested in one program, then trying to achieve even a simple task in the other is going to make the UI seem like hard work.

Comment: Re:Great Forum for Input Devices (Score 1) 310

by R_Dorothy (#34036730) Attached to: Ergonomic Mechanical-Switch Keyboard?

I have been using one of those for about five years and love it. I switched to a track ball about 10 years ago when I started getting pain in the tendons on the back of my hand using a normal mouse.

I've also got a keyboard without a num pad meaning that I don't have to reach for the trackball - it sits where the num pad would normally be - and that stopped my right shoulder blade clicking which used to happen when I rotated my arm over the num pad for the trackball.

Comment: Re:This just in... (Score 5, Insightful) 279

by R_Dorothy (#32207782) Attached to: HTML Web App Development Still Has a Ways To Go

On the flip side: Being a decent software engineer doesn't make you a good web developer. I've had to deal with a site built by decent software engineers who didn't understand the web and it fell seriously short in SEO, content management, analytics, degradation and a slack handful of other stuff that's second nature to a decent web developer.

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