I have a situation that I'm not sure how to handle, UI wise. Our program initiates several parallel and threaded operations. Each of these operations can fail thus requiring an error dialog. The ...
Picture the following scenario: user selects a bunch of items, and the 'bulk actions' box appears; user selects an action that not all items support (for one reason or another). What do you do in ...
Sorry for the subjective question.... I'm working on the micro-copy that appears on a web-form when a user submits invalid data: eg: invalid date/time. We've used inline validation and date time ...
I've always gone by the rule that red text should only be used in displaying error messages. Can anyone show me any usability blog/book excerpts that prove or disprove this rule? What are your own ...
An iPad application we are building throws an alert window for various error conditions. We are considering building a custom UI for the alerts since the default alert window is fairly annoying. My ...
In my application, we're very dependent on a service to provide some information that the user can interact with. It's possible that the service could be down, or in some invalid state to where any ...
If your intended audience is nontechnical you find yourself at a severe risk that your users will plain ignore the carefully worded error messages, either staring in shock at them, calling and yelling ...
There are multiple examples, so I'll pick a specific one to focus the question. Let's say a user can have specific characteristics (or permissions): Admin, Virtual, External, Financial, etc. To ...
While alerts force users to react, sometimes the widget gets lost behind other windows and then blocks the whole application. What other ways can be used to make sure a user will take notice of an ...
We're looking at (finally) retiring IE6 support. I've always been a big fan of graceful degradation but we're really pushing ahead and trying to embrace features that we're simply not going to want ...