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Before all of the UI designers that read this go out and riot and champion against me for saying UI redesigns are a waste of time, let me say that I do value design. I think at the bare minimum, a product or website needs to be usable, and if you possess a good eye and steady hand, you should feel compelled to create something that looks pleasing.
Just stop redesigning the UI all the time.
UI redesigns, in my opinion, are a waste of time 95% of the time. Let me explain further.
No one cares
It hurts retention
|The new redesign of BMO Harris’s online portal|
No – that is not my real balance. I’m not rich.
It’s smoke and mirrors
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It contributes to our worse nature
Sometimes, if we are able to do it does not mean we should.
While I recently tried to set up a more elegant solution, I wanted to share with you how you have the power to block ads (in case you didn’t know already) and regain [more] control of what you are looking at online.
Extensions This is the easy answer, just install Adblock Plus (Chrome).
Adblock does it all for you. Ads? No more. It’s really a golden bullet. However, if you want to grow as a developer, sometimes it pays to try and do things in a different way in order to learn how more things work under the hood.
Hosts file Do you remember that little file you may have heard about in you…
F1 key Starting with the best, the F1 key. You didn’t know this key did something did you, well, you’ll be surprised to know that the F1 key opens up a help page on whatever you have your cursor on. Don’t know what a keyword means or does, don’t know what the parameters of Parallel.ForEach are, hit F1.
Clicking the F1 key while your cursor is over the SameSiteMode as shown in the above screenshot, takes us to this page where we can learn more about the SameSiteMode.
The task list For when you want to clean up your code base, open up the task list and get on to fixing those bugs! The task list opens a window that shows all instances of your //TODOs(as well as other symbols in your code). You can open this window by going to View > Task List or (ctrl + , T).
Take this example.
The blue highlighting on the TODO comment is coming from Resharper, and isn’t going …