Sudoku solver

I recently had to build an optimized Sudoku puzzle solver for a homework which turned into a contest between students. I was part of a team of three and we competed again six similar teams… And we won! Here, I will discuss the algorithm we used. Continue Reading →

A story about fonts

While creating this blog, I had to make many decisions about layout, color, etc. and finally font. But I’m a pragmatic. I want usability, and my most important design goal is all about KISS! Yet, simple to read and navigate doesn’t necessarily mean simple to create… Continue Reading →

Inner label in ComboBox

You’ve seen this kind of label on a dropdown menu before right? (the example is from Ebay.com)

A dropdown menu with an inner label from the homepage of Ebay.com

Yes, of course you did. And so did your customer. So you are not at all surprised when he says he wants that in his Windows Forms application. Easy enough, you should be done within a few minutes, yet you refrain from telling him that (but that’s matter for another post). Continue Reading →