UI Fails #6 – SSMS Database Diagrams Edition
Good morning to everyone except the developer who thought these two options should go right next to each other.
UI Fails #5 – Pluralsight edition
Hat tip to friend of the Lair Cap’n Quacks for this one. Who would win? A trusted and respected company with thousands of developer training videos, or one loose semi-colon boi.
I’m sure it passed all the unit tests.
UI Fails #3 – Evaluation Version in Prod Edition
The second born finished his online driving course today, and here is the certificate they sent. I’d like to say it was probably just an oversight, but it happened two years ago when his older brother took the course too.
UI Fails #2, SSMS Dropdown Button
Using the “generate scripts” wizard in SSMS, I always have to stop and check my eyes on the last step.
Clicking a row in the dropdown performs the action you would expect the button to do. It’s bizarre the form doesn’t use checkboxes or option buttons for picking the output format, since both are already in use.
In the grand scheme of things, this is a minor inconsistency. But…this is from Microsoft, and a lot of developers just starting out will unconsciously emulate the look and feel of the tools they use most often. We need better examples than this to start out with.
UI Fails #1, trying to find a COVID test edition
I hope they receive another bath soon…
UI Fails #0
I’m going to start chronicling UI fails that I find in the wild, and marvel/despair that people paid money for this.
Best for last..
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