August 27, 2009
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In addition to making the next Tinderbox ready for Snow Leopard (and faster than an antelope, thanks to some new optimizations), I've been working long, long hours on UI detailing.

Yesterday, for example, I took an hour to improve the little arrows that represent pull-down menus in the key attributes table. (A previous bout of arrow-tinkering took at least a day of coding time, and that’s not the only time the topic has been visited.)

I can’t imagine how this can possibly be profitable, but at the time it seemed like a good idea.

Update: Jack Baty responds.

He also writes that he ‘… can’t imagine how this can possibly be profitable.’ I have no way of knowing one way or the other, but I do know that small aesthetic improvements are valuable – and always appreciated.