Assuming everything went according to plan, Montréal today made the final payment on Olympic Stadium (or Le Stade Olympique), originally built for the 1976 Olympic Games, and nicknamed “The Big O” (or “The Big Owe”, if you prefer). Before you snicker,
A few random links that I’ve collected.
liveplasma, graphically depicts links among musicians and movies. I don’t actually listen to popular music much, but it’s still fun to play with.
Slashbuster. Eats trees for breakfast [WMV]. Other videos.
Der Baggertransport 2001 aka Bagger 288.
Our multiplexed tooltip right now is displaying the same
string for all items.
Let’s make it display something a bit more interesting
so it’s more obvious that what we’re doing is actually working.
OnCreate(HWND hwnd, LPCREATESTRUCT lpcs)
// ti.lpszText = TEXT(“Placeholder tooltip”);
The tooltip control lets you set multiple “tools”
(regions of the owner window) for it to monitor.
This is very convenient when the number of tools is
manageably small and they don’t move around much.
For example, the toolbar control creates a tool for
The other day I caught a fragment of a conversation, namely somebody concluding a sentence with the clause “… so it doesn’t poop all over your office”.
I don’t know what they were talking about and I’m not sure I want to find out.
Last time, we looked at in-place tooltips.
In that example, we finessed the font problem by
simply setting the destination font into the tooltip control.
We got away with that since we had only one tool.
But if you have multiple tools with different fonts,
Commenter Pavel Vozenilek noticed that if you type my name into Google, there is only one sponsored link, and it’s from Google themselves, inviting you to apply for a job there. (Maybe I should sue. Perhaps I can get a settlement.)
When I mentioned this to some other people at Microsoft,
Today we’ll look at how to implement in-place tooltips.
These are tooltips that appear when the user hovers the mouse
over a string that cannot be displayed in its entirety.
The tooltip overlays the partially-displayed text and provides
the remainder of the text that had been truncated.
When you go to a conference or some other event where everybody wears a nametag, pay closer attention to the nametag design. There are many subtle usability mistakes that I see far too often.
First of all, is your name easy to read?
Wendy’s is getting rid of “Biggie” and “Great Biggie” size drinks and fries from their menu. Oh, they’re still offering them, just with a different name. What used to be “Biggie” is now “medium” and what used to be “Great Biggie”