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My general advice on running any type of user testing is to have a practice run or two with someone so you can be confident with the process and procedures, especially if you are not that familiar with it. Steve Krug's Advanced Common Sense website is a good starting point to consolidate your existing knowledge on usability and testing in general. In ...


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I think it's better for the user to know why he can not do any action. So just don't hide or disable the Button, but show him why he can't push it. Like un forms, you can't submit if required fields are stille empty.


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Usually there is one question that I ask while designing such an interface. Does any user action change the state of the control that is currently disabled? If any user actions toggles the state of the control then it makes sense to have those controls visible but in disabled state. If the control will never be enabled then it makes sense to show it as a ...


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Microsoft gave some explanation for these changes to Visual Studio in this article: Visual Studio 11 User Interface Updates Coming in RC (May 2012) (emphasis mine) Another area of requested change relating to user interface controls/chrome has been for us to improve the overall sense of Metro styling within the themes by drawing our own window ...


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I know this is already answered, but since it was referenced from another question I figured I'd paste this info here as well for more recent readers. It supplements the answer above. If you are using proper semantic and structural HTML, you probably won't need ARIA. For those cases where you have to use the wrong element (such as a broken library or ...


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My answer would be in the form of a question as to what context would you want a calendar to be utilized by the end-user? There is no one answer if you cannot provide the context of what you are displaying. It's not a standard state of open if your wanting to exhibit normal iOS design patterns to users. If you are hosting a charter group that is used to ...


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The W3C has a good explanation which addresses some of your question: https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/usable This is their definition: Inclusive design, universal design, and design for all involves designing products, such as websites, to be usable by everyone to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation. Inclusion addresses a broad ...


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The time element is a machine-readable element. So it is mainly used to help out the computer not the user directly. https://css-tricks.com/time-element/ The element in HTML represents a machine-readable date, time, or duration. It can be useful for creating event scheduling, archiving, and other time-based functions. and The uses of ...



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