My Top 5 Best and Worst Video Game Controllers

Top 5 Best

  1. Nintendo Switch Joy Cons

    This controller is revolutionary, having 3 configurations / ways to play!

  2. Playstation DualShock Controller

    This controller feels like a refined and upgraded version of the Super Nintendo controller. This controller vibrates and fit well in hands. For 1997, this was a fantastic controller.

  3. Nintendo Wii Wiimote / Nunchuck

    Revolutionary, being able to be used in different configurations also has motion control and built in speaker.

  4. Xbox One Controller

    Smooth and wireless!

  5. Super Nintendo Controller

    2 new front buttons and 2 new should buttons, compared to the original Nintendo.

Top 5 Worst

  1. Sega Dreamcast Controller

    Big, bulky, few buttons and the cable attatched at the bottom. No, just no. Now wonder this was Sega’s last console system.

  2. Xbox (The Original)

    Big, bulky, awkward black and white buttons, odd logo treatment in a bubble.

  3. Nintendo 64 Controller

    This controller is awkward to hold and look at.

  4. Atari Paddle Controller

    Spin the wheel and use the one button.

  5. Any Guitar Hero or Rockband Controller (Guitar or Drums)

    Really hard to play if you play real instruments.

Dexpot – A great Mac OS X Spaces App for Windows

I favor Mac, though in some situations I need to use a Windows machine. I really rely on the Spaces App in Mac OS X for sectioning off my different projects I am currently working on, email in one space, iTunes in another as well as any other random tasks I need to perform.

Dexpot on Windows works very similar to Mac OS X Spaces, though it is not a complete clone and some functions work a bit differently.

Overall, if you like using Spaces on the Mac, you should enjoy Dexpot.

You can download this free utility at http://www.dexpot.de

Internet Explorer 9

As a web developer / designer, I have to deal with writing code that works on many different web browsers. This can cause a lot of extra work that is usually not worth the trouble.

Specifically speaking of Internet Explorer 6, which came out in 2001, has been one of the worst / hardest browsers to design for.

Most browsers follow W3 standards. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is notorious for not following standards, thus rendering broken pages and not supporting cutting edge features.

With this being said, Microsoft has actually developed a decent browser, finally following standards with IE 9.

So of the most important new CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) features are drop shadows, rounded corners and transparency, which gives designers more freedom from having to use Photoshop for these effects. IE is finally support these effects.

Below are some good IE resources-

IE Pin Site Tutorials – http://buildmypinnedsite.com
Microsoft prototypes – http://www.html5labs.com
Default for HTML 5 – http://html5boilerplate.com/

Update

Lately I have been spending a lot of time designing eLearning interactive software for ATT and IBM. The projects are fun to code and layout. I am learning from others as well as teaching others.