Login Usability

Some time ago I wanted to read an article about NuoDB on forbes.com. Was interesting to read, but I didn’t fully comply with the authors opinion. So I wanted to ask in a comment about something I heard on a conference in Hamburg. But that’s just a side-story.

The funny thing happened, as I wanted to comment. Of course you’ll have to create an account to comment to minimize spam. But because I haven’t an account, I created one … After that was done and the account activated, I wanted to post my comment … unfortunately while the page still told me I wasn’t logged in and wouldn’t let me post, the login frame itself recognized my just activated account and told me – you can’t login … YOU ARE ALREADY LOGGED IN … o0 …

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What the hell? Why can’t you just check if there’s a user after clicking the “log in” button instead of telling me I was not permitted, because I already did that. Reloading the whole page fixed the problem.

That’s a good example why you (and I) always should think about the usability while developing new stuff.

Many new beginnings

Phew! A new beginning every … I don’t know … two to three years?

My old blog was based on BlogEngine.NET and it worked very well, but maintaining it bilingual was quite time consuming. So after some blog posts, the rate of new ones decreased continuously. Then we (Chris and I) tried to start something new, but good things sometimes last a bit 😉 – perhaps we’ll see something there in a few weeks. But to get something going now, I decided to give WordPress another try.

While I’m typing that text I produce lots of red underlines below every single word, because my browser is set to German and sometimes just changes the words while I’m typing, but somehow I feel more comfortable entering the text directly in here instead of Word … don’t know why – just a feeling. Perhaps because of the fancy controls on both sites, so I feel more important 😉 .

So I’d be happy if you’d come back from time to time to check for some new posts. I’ll keep writing my bigger posts for our company blog (http://maigruen.netzkern.de) in German, but sometimes there’re things that do not match this other blog. Besides that there might be topics I want to tell my opinion about without ensuring it’s the companies opinion as well – that stuff will be posted here as well.

Thanks for reading.

See ya soon (*hopefully* 😀 )