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The coding monkey dilemma

This is a quotation from an interview with a practitioner with a technical background and role: Developers are all smart people; they don't enjoy their work if somebody tells them this is what ...
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Pattern for multiple roles that have access to different parts of the same view?

Imagine I have two roles: Administrator Teacher Imagine a view Class Administrator has a subset of the functions allowed in the class view: Create a new class Name the class Add/remove students ...
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How can I design a 'non-linear' user permission table with two column relationships?

I'm exploring the idea of using a two column relationship to deal with granting user permissions. The left column has rows where the user can be granted a 'view' or 'edit' permission in each cell row. ...
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User Interface for Role Management

I'm creating a role management screen and wondered if anyone had any good ideas. The basic idea is there are 4 possible roles a user can be assigned for a given category. There are approximately 12 ...
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Layout for assigned roles to users and organizations and managing those users

I am building layouts for a public-facing site that requires the user to fill in multiple pages of information to apply for a license. Think in terms of someone applying to hold an event on public ...
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What's the clearest way to show partial status of multiple selections?

I'm working on an administrator interface--nothing new, it's been done thousands of times before--that will be used by both the IT administrators of an organization as well as some more advanced users ...
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Should users see a 404 page if they are trying to view locked content?

If a user attempts to view a private repo on GitHub when they are not logged in, they get a 404 error page. Pro) It seems that the repo does not exist to those lacking proper access. This might help ...
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When to use roles vs personas?

I am working on an web based application that is accessible by a small group of clients and their employees. I have been reading a lot about the development of personas but I'm not sure that that is ...
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Permissions and Roles

I'm attempting to implement an interface for managing user roles. Each role can be allowed access to specific modules. Within those modules the user is also allowed access to specific activities. ...
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WAI-ARIA & HTML5 - Why should I favor the latter?

I want to learn more about how to make webpages more accessible, so I've spend the last few hours reading about WAI-ARIA. Still, the whole concept isn't quite clear to me - HTML5 is part of that ...
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Site navigation based on roles

We have an internal line of business app with a navigation menu at the top. Some users need access to the invoicing sections, others need access to forecasting sections, and admin users need access to ...