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Creative Coding.


May
11
comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
@n.1 Typically you wouldn't mouse over and stop if there was a change of state, you would go in and click with one intention and all of a sudden the button flips on you hoping you will pause long enough to recognize the change. Mostly this results in accidental clicking more often than not.
Mar
3
comment What's more readable, reading an ordered list vertically or horizontally?
Makes logical sense, but I was looking for a more technical scientific study on this, relating to how human beings read. But I guess your right if you use basic logic.
Feb
25
comment What's more readable, reading an ordered list vertically or horizontally?
its a desktop app.
Feb
25
comment What's more readable, reading an ordered list vertically or horizontally?
what if you have 1000 columns but 2 rows... i'm looking for some sort of formula that allows you to decide between the two
Feb
25
asked What's more readable, reading an ordered list vertically or horizontally?
Nov
27
comment How should you represent a short Unordered list
ya, everything is incomplete when you start, when you focus then unfocus it checks if completed correctly or not
Nov
27
awarded  Commentator
Nov
27
comment How should you represent a short Unordered list
What about the idle state? is everything Red X at the start?
Nov
27
asked How should you represent a short Unordered list
Nov
15
awarded  Supporter
Nov
13
awarded  Autobiographer
May
26
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
"you should accept sub-optimal practices" why? What's wrong with defying the status quo when it's arguably not a deadly feature and may even provide that extra "delight" we try to infuse our UX with? I don't really assume PC Gamers to be stupid users, they usually are power users and can understand simple navigation features such as WASD and I don't think I've ever seen WASD used in any application or web app, has it been tested to show a bad UX or are people just afraid to try new stuff like this?
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
Also I should mention, their is a prompt on the bottom left hand side which displays keyboard icons along with a one word description as to what it does, so for the library their would be an an icon showing arrow keys and an icon showing the WASD keys and beside them is a simple label that says "Move" that way its a bit clearer for those people that want to use the WASD key thats what it does. Another solution would be having WASD an optional feature that could be off by default, maybe that's a better solution?
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
the lack of intuitiveness and the awkwardness involved if you think of having to search for a game starting with say Z or X for left ALT or M and L for left alt completely eradicates the efficiency gained by simple type and search and I might as well just have users click on the search box at this point.
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
As I mentioned, WASD has the same functionality as arrow keys, but I feel having the WASD key for navigation prevents the need for right handed people to have to remove their hands from the mouse and have to use the arrow keys since using the mouse to manipulate the library is also a huge part of the application, using WASD is a PC Gamer thing and that's one of the many reasons I want to put it in, some power users (such as my self) would find it faster to be able to use both the power of keyboard and mouse for faster navigation and manipulation
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
^ Correct, tanks for pointing that out.
May
25
awarded  Editor
May
25
revised Starting Instant Search as you type
tried to clarify things
May
25
comment Starting Instant Search as you type
sorry, not sure I understand, when a game is launched this Library app loses focus so the Q key would only activate what ever the Q key does int game. What I mean by WASD navigation is having the WASD keys navigate from game icon to game icon just like the arrow key would, the actual game has nothing to do with this.
May
25
asked Starting Instant Search as you type