I’ve first used an iPhone and iPad before I experienced using an Android (particularly a meager Samsung Galaxy Y with Android 2.3).
The very natural controls of Android were the static/consistent position of Back and its context menus (long pressing certain items particularly lists).
Then I had to use iPhone again and kept on tapping on the wrong places. Yes, it is all about habit and conditioning but I’d still find that Back useful for iPhone (instead of having it on the top toolbar).
And the context menu. Why do I need to take extra steps in deleting or editing an item? For example, I would like to delete a contact; in Android, long pressing a contact would bring up a context menu while in iPhone you would need to find the Edit button and find out what is available to edit.
I remember in the era of DHTML, right-click customized menus in webpages were made available. But it was against the norm and it was new and people just wanted to stick with what’s recognizable.
That shouldn’t happen in these times. We should be innovating towards what would make the lives of people easier and better (or at least not harder or worse).
A time will come when everything would have context menus. You would have an option to do something to anything you right-click on or long-press on. Or maybe to anything you point your Wikipedia gun at.
So how really do you get the height of the longer div and apply it to another so that they would have equal height?
Assuming you’re using jQuery in your little web page, follow me on this short walkthrough:
var $longerDiv = $(‘#long-div’).height();
This line creates a variable named “$longerDiv” and it gets the pixel height of the #long-div element in your HTML mark-up.
[code lang=”js”]var $longerDiv = $(‘#long-div’).height();[/code]
And this one applies that number (without the “px”) into the css property, “min-height” and we add “px”.
[code lang=”js”]$(‘#short-div’).css(‘min-height’, $longerDiv+"px");[/code]
Check out the demo on jsFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/8WDWf/
There might be a better way in doing this — hit up the comments!
Other code-testing sites on CSS-Tricks: http://css-tricks.com/seriously-just-make-a-jsfiddle/
It is the fifth day I’ve come back with my toolbox to continue building again.
Today, we’re going to look at how typography and link color/behavior could greatly affect the look of a site.
I’m planning to customize the link color and remove the default underline and also experiment on the webfont (maybe use Open Sans?).
But who ever said it is? Splash pages/screens in web and apps are useful while the homepage/screen is loading. One could also use an animation when exiting from the splash.
So be creative on those splash now.
Due to clumsiness, I lost a Photoshop file I was working on last Friday. It was an Android “mock-app” and prior to working on it, it was supposed to be a template file so the file name was something like “android-app_template_1a.psd.
Now, it’s Monday and it’s back to work, I was looking for the file with the project file name in mind. So, tough luck for me finding it.
I know, I could have looked up files modified by Friday but Windows 7 Search thinks you could just describe what you’re searching for in the Search field.
I never had this “difficulty’ in Windows XP. Makes me miss Benny the dog whom we shooed away far too many times. *sniff*
Since we can’t do anything about it, might as well memorize operators, keywords, and wildcards for Windows 7 Search.
I recently joined The Noun Project — a site that crowdsources icons from designers and uploaders.
From their About page:
The Noun Project is a platform empowering the community to build a global visual language that everyone can understand.
Visit my page; I’m working on a facial expression series: Dys on The Noun Project