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 Post subject: ANN: MATCHBOX® sociometric brain compatibility check system
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:28 pm 
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MATCHBOX® sociometric brain compatibility check system goes public beta

(April 19, 2011) — Roland Vögtli is proud to announce the immediate
release for public beta testing of the much hyped, unique and stunning
MATCHBOX® brain compatibility check system .

MATCHBOX® brings you the ultimate and unique opportunity to compare
mindsets and neurophysiological structures of two persons.
Intense research went into the algorithms that now are, for the very
first time in history, accurately calculate a numeric compatibility
between two human brains.

We invite you to take a free test ride with the MATCHBOX® system.

The system was previously done in PHP and has now been reworked
into a WEB project for educational purposes and to check the power
of the new REALstudio WebEdition.

It is a public beta, so expect some bumps here and there. Use it at
your own risk and please (!) send us feedback! It's currently only
running as a standalone server, CGI will follow when we switch to
a productive environment. It has so far only been tested in Safari/Mac.


Enjoy:
http://matchbox.voegtli.net:8080


Best regards
Roland


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Is it really necessary to resize the browser window? Forcibly? :evil:

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yes. thats the only way to keep things arrange properly across multiple browsers and platforms.
Why is that a problem for you. What good would it do to you to have the window opened as wide as you want, if the interface doens't grow?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:49 pm 
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well I sure hope what I am seeing is not indicitive of all RS-WEB applications......

I've been waiting for over 5 minutes for it to finish loading (boring starting at the "General" and the "Hippie")

So.... as of now... count me "NOT IMPRESSED"

Finally (5min 43sec).... and before you ask.... I'm running a MacPro Tower with a cable Internet connection

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no idea what makes it so slow on your side. I have multiple tests from several countries now and no one reported any load problems.

thanks for testing.


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WOW... .This demo cause me to have FLASHBACKS......


Flashbacks to the days of 300baud modems....... that site is so slow its laughable..... sorry guy... but you are not going to get people to sit there and stare at a screen for 5 minutes while the next page loads

Totally unusable......... don't know if its his code, or RS-WEB...... but I got bored waiting for something to happen

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and btw: that sounds like transfer problems. Maybe you might want to blame that to a underpowered server... but load time over a network most usually don't tell you much about the application itself. The server is a dedicated xserver on a 100 MBit link. The bottleneck must be somewhere between you and the server.


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Uh.... I doubt that. I have a 1gigabit LAN connected to COX cable (one of the largest providers in the US).... but no worries...... I'm not here to play the blame game....

From my perspective it is an usable website..... I've notified you that an issue exists..... and I'm moving on. I won't miss not testing anything, as I have no clue was I missed to begin with.

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Its neither the code nor RS-WEB. Too many people, even from the states have not have any problem with the speed.


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Dave, it's both-and. There is no indication that you're supposed to click on the first screen to get to the rest of it. And RS-WEB pages never finish loading by design, so the only indication you had was that the page wasn't done loading, which left you to conclude it was slow when in fact it was done.

Minimally, the mouse should change to the "click" pointer, so you know you're supposed to do something.


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habakuk wrote:
yes. thats the only way to keep things arrange properly across multiple browsers and platforms.
Why is that a problem for you. What good would it do to you to have the window opened as wide as you want, if the interface doens't grow?


The interface should grow, then. Forcibly resizing the user's browser is arrogant disregard for your users and goes against just about every usability guideline you can find. It's not your browser with which to do with as you please. The user has deigned to visit your site, and they are going to do it on their terms or they're going to leave (at worst) or tell their browser to disallow resizing (also bad, since now the user can break your site, which reflects badly on you.)

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I briefly looked through the site, and just giving you a heads-up that there are several typos in your english version. Just a few that I found:

"Kepp profile private"

"...Specify nickname, e-Mail and approximate date of the profile creation and we will delete is asap.

"To share your profile and a interesting description"

:Your e-Mail will NEVER be publsihed"

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For what it's worth, I thought it was a nicely designed site. I spotted some of the WE app deficiencies but otherwise I thought it was well done. I had no problem with speed.

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charonn0 wrote:
Is it really necessary to resize the browser window? Forcibly? :evil:


I want to know how to do that!!!!

That said many (but not all) layouts can be made to work using LockHorizontal and LockVertical or using a ContainerControl and using those on teh container instead of the controls.

But as i said that does not work for all cases ... so being able to set the size (When i do it it seems to have no effect) is very useful.

- karen


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DaveS wrote:
From my perspective it is an usable website..... I've notified you that an issue exists..... and I'm moving on. I won't miss not testing anything, as I have no clue was I missed to begin with.


Dave,

Tim is right... it was not speed issue... The page was done even tough it said it was loading. That is just how RS Web Apps (and other web apps as well) work.

I did see a speed issue because I knew that it was done despite what you saw because i have used the WE.

The problem here really is just UI design. There should be user instructions to click on it.

- karen


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