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Founder and Lead Developer of Trinker - the party app


Jan
20
revised What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
RIAa->RIAs
Jan
20
comment What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
On top of that, there really are no "best practices" for UI/UX - that's why things like UX.SE exist :D
Jan
20
answered What are the best practices for UX concerning Web 2.0 RIA applications?
Jan
20
comment How to provide great UX in navigation from bird's eye view web-component to smaller web-component and vice-versa?
Although, with DoodleBuzz, it was way too easy for me to do things like create completely incomprehensible doodles...I actually did it by accident the first time by drawing a circle -_-
Jan
20
answered Getting “empty” views right
Jan
19
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal Why do you ask for advice when all you're going to do is refute everything that the people giving you advice tell you? It seems like you've already made up your mind on the issue, and you're just looking for validation :/
Jan
18
awarded  Commentator
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal I understand that. What's the point of making them non-actionable, though? What's the likelihood that the user will change their mind? I'm not saying this is a bad shortcut, but it just seems like a band-aid - radio buttons probably aren't the correct choice to begin with. They aren't meant to be actionable, so by adding this, we're breaking that convention. Your first response seems to contradict your question (...consider using radios or separate buttons). They are using radios here. By adding this behavior, we're taking away the benefit of making them radio buttons...
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
@minitech What're the tabs used for/what're trying to build? Did you consider exactly what the end-user goal is? I'm sure there are alternate ways to achieve what you're trying to display - whether or not they're any better is up to discussion. It's hard for us to help if you don't help us help you ;)
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
@AloisMahdal What exactly is the benefit of making this control a radio button, then? It seems to be something that would be better suited as just a button. Radio buttons tend to serve well for mutually-exclusive, non-actionable items (e.g. settings). If it's actionable, I don't see how radio buttons offer benefits regular buttons don't
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
Isn't this exactly what the question is asking...? This seems more like a thought than any sort of answer to me...
Jan
18
comment Is it safe to adopt idea of double-click on a radio button?
Two thoughts. 1) There's nothing about the control that lets a user know there's more behavior to be had...currently it's not convention, so without some sort of PSA to inform everyone, it's unlikely to catch on. If the radio button changes how it's displayed to look more like a confirm button after it's selected, that would probably be awesome. 2) What if the system is lagging, and you click multiple times (as frustrated users often do) trying to get a response? What if it's something important like Save/Discard?
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
@minitech I can't really answer that question without knowing more about the site; what's the purpose of these tabs? It might be worthwhile to take some time to think about what your users are trying to accomplish, and use that to better inform your organizational structure. At the very least, you could list out the top, say, 6-8 most common, then create a drop-down menu at the end for "More" or "Other" options.
Jan
18
comment Elegant, simple and obvious sub-tabs?
I refuse to believe sub-tabs are ever necessary. They're pretty evil ;P. Generally speaking though, the best approaches I've seen are where the subtabs don't really look like tabs, but more like links. Think of it like your Bookmarks Bar in Chrome or Firefox. Yahoo & ESPN's Fantasy Sports are good examples of this.
Jan
17
comment What are user friendly ways to display XML for reading & scanning
I think this heavily depends on how much you expect your users to know about XML. I don't know a ton about it, so something simple like a searchable tag-value list would probably be good. I'm sure some sort of respect to the hierarchy in XML could be used, as well, like an expandable tree. XML already has a lot of structure built into it, so playing off that might be your best bet
Jan
17
comment What to call a first-level navigation item that helps guide various user types to different parts of the site?
I feel like TMB's right to ask this question...to me, as a user, "Site Map" doesn't make sense, and wouldn't tell me to go to that place. It seems to be something more of a landing page for different personas/user roles. I think the purpose of the page can be hidden semantically from the user - they don't need to know it's a landing page/control panel. What they need to know is the situation you presented: They're a ____ and they need to know what the common activities for their user type is.
Jan
16
awarded  Supporter
Jan
16
comment Is it better to rasterize text into a header image or overlay it as text?
With all the features/power of CSS3, there's actually very little reason to rasterize text anymore. See: CSS Shadow, CSS @font-face, CSS 3D, etc. Here's a link with a handful of cool effects.
Jan
16
answered Patterns in thinking driving UX design?
Jan
16
awarded  Teacher