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Great UI at Mailinator ?

I'm not questioning the useful functionality or simplicity of use of mailinator, it's a great idea, but the pale grey font for the input boxes and much of the other body text is NOT great UI design, it is a virtually unreadable disaster - and my eyesight is more than adequate for most web based tasks...

Tom
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

That's great, but what is Mailinator?

Fred2000
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Check out www.joelonsoftware.com  - new mention on the home page !

Tom
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

I have to agree on that font color. And the sizes are hard-coded, too.

It's a good idea, but they need a better web designer.

Martha
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

I can barely even tell what the site does even after reading Joel's blurb and visiting their web page... You can create any e-mail address there and then check it? And so can anyone else?

Oh... yeah that is what it is. Sounds like a cool idea, and the name is easy to remember, and you don't have to sign up... Good for things like NY times and download.com and mp3.com.

www.marktaw.com
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Talk about great gui, a nice hot chick on the about page.  Maybe that's what our gui's need.
http://www.mailinator.com/mailinator/About.do

Cletus
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

She actually kind of scares me.

www.marktaw.com
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

MarkTAW

That's the appeal <g>

...
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

"That's the appeal"
Kinda like Natasha from rocky and bullwinkle...

Cletus
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

You guys must be desparate?

rocky
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Dude... see my last post in the "What is a Troll?" thread.

www.marktaw.com
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Disparate maybe, but desperate?

I always had a thing for Betty Rubble, and Cat Woman.

...
Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Hmm. Yeah. And Suzi Quattro.


Thursday, July 24, 2003


Miss Parker from the Pretender.  Great legs.

Joe AA
Thursday, July 24, 2003

I'd go with Betty, but I'd be thinking of Wilma.

/Red Dwarf

Tom (a programmer)
Thursday, July 24, 2003

I think the great UI is referring to the fact that you don't need to sign up.  It's not about the design of the website.
It's about how easy you can use this product. (of course the website design does count)

Jack
Friday, July 25, 2003

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