0
votes
2answers
74 views

Menus Depth in Mobile Games

I've played quite a lot of console games, and some of the game menus tend to go pretty deep. It might go something like: Home Screen -> Play -> Multiplayer -> Online -> Create Room -> Customize. I ...
4
votes
2answers
53 views

Should the focus be set on the first field on a mobile app registration form on screen load?

Should I set the focus to the first field on a registration form when the screen loads? This means that the keyboard is then in view and will obscure the rest of the form from the user. The ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

multiple focused/selected items

Is there a thumb rule about multiple views containing selected items? Currently in my application they do all get the same colored border but I think it can be improved: The only idea I have is to ...
24
votes
2answers
2k views

What value does :focus CSS state add for buttons?

We all know that :hover is required if you want to create sophisticated user experience. It allows users to recognize a click option on an element. I wonder what value does :focus add for buttons? ...
2
votes
1answer
296 views

Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their ...
0
votes
3answers
115 views

How to focus visitors on the search bar when there's a category list also present?

I have a product category list on the left side of my store and I can't remove it. What options do I have in promoting the search bar so that more people use it? I added action text inside the ...
14
votes
3answers
906 views

Are there any valid reasons for an application to steal focus?

This comment on another UX.Stackexchange question: that's not to force you to read it, it's to ensure that websites don't pop up the window as soon as your mouse pointer goes to click something in ...
3
votes
2answers
202 views

How best to handle a popup gaining focus in the middle of the user typing?

Often I'll set some process off, then change focus to another program and be typing away in a textbox (for example), when the first thing pops up into view, maybe with a Yes / No box which I'd then ...
5
votes
3answers
649 views

Which button should get the focus at delete dialogs?

I thought that most destructive actions should be avoided from default actions. But when a delete dialog comes, I see that most Windows applications (even the OS), by default, set the focus at ...
5
votes
2answers
376 views

How to decide if auto-focus on search makes sense for the site?

I have code reference site ( QueryPosts.com ) that is largely search-centric and has prominent search form in sticky top bar. It has been suggested (and I considered it myself before) that search ...
0
votes
2answers
263 views

Disappearing input field placeholder aesthetics for web apps

Background Users may provide various categorized input entries (e.g., danger, warning, avoid, and relax), such as those in the following image (e.g., "Relax #1", "Avoid #1", etc.): Problem When ...
5
votes
1answer
401 views

What are the requirements from a multi-row tab control in order that users will be able to intuitively tell which tab is active?

In the implementation in Visual Studio 2010's "Tab Well" (a feature of the "Power Tools" extension), pinned tabs can be multi-row, non pinned tabs are in one scrolling row. In Firefox's "Tab Mix Pro" ...
89
votes
12answers
20k views

Removing placeholder text on focus

Chrome, Safari, and Firefox 15+ remove placeholder text after pressing first key in the text input. Opera, IE, and Firefox 14 and below remove placeholder text immediately after focusing the text ...
4
votes
2answers
483 views

What happens when the focus rectangle isn't clear?

I get a lot of clients that comment that the focus box isn't obvious enough in some browsers. Is it common and good practice to make it more obvious? If so, how exactly do people do this?
4
votes
5answers
4k views

Auto focus on the first form field; done right? [closed]

I want to add a bit to the flow of users, by making the first form field auto focus on page load. Initially the auto focus scares me a bit (sometimes called offensive). But as said in that Q&A, ...
10
votes
9answers
2k views

Drawbacks of auto “focusing” on a web page's text field (JavaScript)

Do you guys know any drawback of focusing on a text field on a web page ? It's pretty useful when you know users will use this text field more than others (like on the google homepage), but it's a bit ...