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Why am I still up?

Oh yeah.. cause I can't.. stop.. programming... augh!! @_# *codecodecodecodecode*

If you program for the web or command line but have never programmed for a desktop GUI before? You have it lucky.
Having to take in to account not only the functions I want the program to do, but also things like file sizes for the program download, how intuitive it is for someone who's never touched it before, the tone and text I use when talking to the user, icons and styling, making the interface set rules and keep to them, not do anything unexpected, provide context sensitive help, provide context sensitive menus, ensure I can plug-in more customisation to what are fixed colour and size schemes right now... the list goes on and on..
Of course, by the end I hope to have something that looks like this: Thumbs Up
But does the job, and more of this: Thumbs Down

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eevee
Feb. 22nd, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
how do those not mostly apply to Web/cli programming? ^^;
nidonocu
Feb. 22nd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Web: Generally alot more flexible. You don't have to worry about breaking someone's computer (other than your own webserver) if you code something wrong or if the design isn't perfectly usable by everyone. Its a website after all.. its.. a creative expression of content. Applications are tools.

CLI: You are programming to a whole different market. You are nothing but a tool at all and there aren't any pixels to push around. o_o
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nidonocu
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Augh.. JAVA! X_x
I'm using .net so its relatively easy. I'm just doing it all by hand without using Visual Studio's designer since I need flexibility and well.. that's the painful bit. o.-
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