Where did all my XULRunner tips go? 2007/10/20
Despite my blog being stale like the bread in my cabinet, I've still been elbow deep in XULRunner all day every day. Now 3 1/2 months in, the ugly stuff has taken shape and it's time to lock down the user interface. I still haven't found an elegant way to keep clicks on the scrollbar from firing my sequence of
mouseup events, but gimme a second chance.
As expected, I'm learning a lot about releasing software in the real world, where it has to stand up to real revisions, new features and public scrutiny. I like to think I've always built software that's up to the task but a UI worthy of the Flickr name is a lot of work. And.. Surprise! My engineer's touch is not good enough. Gino and George, with a healthy bit of Stewart, have made it look awesome. And my role in the design-y stuff? Implementing some of the ideas so we can play with them before springing them on unsuspecting users.