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Software Developer. Mainly Web & Mobile Applications. Also an avid AutoCAD user/developer.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/scunliffe

BlackBerry PlayBook Application(s): DataMine, Dots+Boxes, 5 Marbles

Founder of SongName.Info (Music StartUp)


Aug
13
comment Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile
Yeah I'll likely be reducing the height of the text field, and a count could be added. I guess I'm more wondering if pushing the text field to the top of the screen is not too "odd" for users.
Aug
13
asked Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes
The OP could have AJAX calls that get new content that overwrites part of the "structure" of the size but still not require a reload. My main point is that an SPA shouldn't require that the user has to manually do a reload in the browser to overcome a design flaw in the site/app.
Aug
1
comment Toilet flush buttons
To me the pictures don't match the quantities. The 3L toilet has more water in the tank than the 6L. :/
Aug
1
answered Is 'billing address' required for e-commerce checkouts?
Aug
1
revised Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes
added 363 characters in body
Aug
1
answered Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes
Jun
5
revised How to make maxlength attribute accessible?
typo in description
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on How to make maxlength attribute accessible?
Jun
5
comment What are the pros and cons for updating an icon that has been used within a company for years?
Just out of interest does the director have any personal attachment to the old icon? e.g s/he created it, or guided its original creation? If so you may also need to ensure that s/he gets some say in the new one or at least feels involved. Sometimes showing 2 or 3 ideas with at least one bad one in the set that they can veto works well to make them feel like part of the process.
Mar
26
answered Vertical action-bar vs a horizontal action bar
Mar
19
answered Opting In/Out Error Handling in Mobile
Oct
31
comment Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?
Thanks @Assimiz I think the fundamentals of the answer still apply. You can use a "toast" (as it is often called) to show information that effectively "doesn't matter too much". However if you need to ensure the users see something and confirm that they've either seen it (and/or) what they want to do with it, then you need a modal dialog.
Oct
31
comment Where to place buttons on a phone application
Placing the search (and related buttons) at the top makes sense, especially if the search box provides autocomplete functionality the "dropdown" list (esp. when sorted alphabetically or by importance) makes most sense to drop downwards... and thus I almost feel that you have little choice but to put it at the top ;-)
Oct
31
answered Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?
Oct
30
answered What is the reason to show animated numbers counting towards the final number?
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Automatic agreement to terms of service
More importantly as a user accessing the site I feel insulted that the company has the gall to pre-check that option for me without my express consent... and if I was the kind of person that was looking for trouble the action of having to accept the terms might provide a not-so-subtle reminder that I'm about to cross the line and my excuse of being naive to the terms is about to vanish. (while on a rant... ditto goes for companies that pre-check installed tag-along software... I downloaded SomeUtil I didn't want the Bonzi Buddy Toolbar thank you very much!)
Jan
18
comment Should users be forced to go through a walkthrough?
I think the part that stands out for me is "force a user through"... I don't think users should be "forced" to do anything... with the exception of being "restricted" to only enter digits in a quantity field etc. However I'm not against "strongly encouraging" the user ;-)