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I've been a web designer for roughly a decade and while I tested out Adobe Edge Reflow and Adobe Muse, I don't use them professionally. I'm not ruling out using them for websites, though I don't see myself using them for web-based applications. Applications generally need to be edited in IDE like Eclipse, which means you want the cleanest code possible, and ...


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I have been designing and building websites for about 5 years now, and tend to avoid tools and frameworks that claim to make the job easier - not because I don't believe those claims, but because they are often not the right solutions for me personally. Early in my first web design role, my employers tried to hook me up with software like Dreamweaver, and ...


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From my experience as a Web Designer, most people design in Photoshop or Illustrator. In a professional environment, designers and developers are almost always separate people. So the person who designs the site, is not the person who builds it. They're two completely different skill sets, and both designers and developers are experts in their own fields. ...


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Do you read documentation/instruction before filling the form? Form should be simple,concise, well designed as Alexey Kolchenko pointed out above. You can also have a look on how big brands from eCommerce to Tech companies are structuring their forms. Some help: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/web-form-design-showcases-and-solutions/ ...


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Don't rely on the instructions, the better option is to develop self-documented form. These kind of forms are obvious for users and error-proofed. The means for developing such forms are: Right label names to support user's mental model Right controls. HTML5 supports a variety of shaped controls for emails, numbers, date, etc. Use placeholders for the ...


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On option B you say PRO - forces user to read instructions Not it doesn't. The customer doesn't want to read the instructions ;-) They want to get whatever filling out the form gets them. My experience of usability testing things like option B is that the behaviour you see is the user looks around for the buttons to press and the checkboxes to select ...


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re: Point 1 If in relation to error messages in forms, please see my answer for this question: Does a tooltip require close button? I have posted my sources there as well. re: Point 2-3 PROs: From a development standpoint because then you have tools that are specialized in nature. Adobe does this with their suite of tools. CONS: It is not an efficient ...



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