An attempt at solving KControl's usability problems..
staikos at kde.org
Mon Jan 26 05:32:59 GMT 2004
> 4) Usually more efficient and faster code.
It is not possible for a generator to write more efficient and faster code
than a human, in particular since a human wrote the generator. Perhaps
inexperienced or lazy programmers write less efficient code, but this is not
a valid argument.
Furthermore, it is easier to make "hand tuned" UIs without designer. That
being said, I do prefer designer wherever possible.
> "it is important to avoid technical and "scary" terms"
Sorry, some things are technical. Allowing people to remain ignorant is
the wrong approach. If they don't understand the terms, they probably don't
need to be there to begin with and therefore will not reasonably change
things. Alternatively, they may need to learn the terms, which is
reasonable. We even have some things in society for this, namely books and
school. If they do understand the terms, they likely want to be there and
want to do things, and don't want silly non-technical approximations to the
correct terms. If this is a real problem, have an "advanced" mode in the
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