In yesterday’s chapter two I gave an example from Mac-land of some window behavior which I thought was a function of the MacOS. Actually, it’s not a function of the Mac per se– it’s a function of Microsoft Excel (and some other MacOS apps). So not every app exhibits this behavior. The point still remains: it’s the wrong behavior, for the reason explained in the article.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.