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Digital Designer


Aug
22
comment Is it ever okay to have multiple rows of tabs?
Late to the conversation here, but this is the correct method of doing it. @FrankL I would change that arrow to say "More >". Indicating there is more navigation to be seen. The only problem then becomes how do you solve for the extra navigation tab. Where does it go when the tab becomes active? The only way around the latter issue would be to make the "More >" tab the active tab giving an indication of where you are in the navigation without specifically saying what it is you are in. That is where a page header comes in handy.
Oct
2
comment Is there a problem with using black text on white backgrounds?
@TonyBolero ...continued... To soften web contrast and make it more readable like print material you generally want to reduce to an off black or off white for users because they are viewing it on a monitor of some sort that's back lit. Creating problems when a pure black and pure white combination is in place.
Oct
2
comment Is there a problem with using black text on white backgrounds?
@TonyBolero Take a look around you with your own eyes at printed materials. The fact that monitors are back lit is what creates the harsh readability of pure black on pure white for web. You can get away with black on white for print easier than the web because the best white paper is never absolutely white and the best black ink is never absolutely black. Paper displays a different color, depending on the light source under which you are viewing it. So contrast on print material is never the same for anyone viewing the material.
Jul
26
comment Coming soon pages - best practices?
@sree Thanks, but that was only somewhat helpful. I'm aware of what typically goes on 'coming soon' pages; in fact nearly everything that was in that thread is what I already expressed above. I suppose my post was geared more towards whether or not adding a 'get notified email input area' was really worth the extra development (and if users actually interact with that element), and if there were any other ideas beyond what I mentioned that would be beneficial.
Feb
8
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
@dnbrv Thanks. Yes, you are correct. Since the data styling wasn't apart of the ticket redesign it stays the same and will be added or removed based on the navigation vertical they are in. For now this works, but this is certainly something to be re-visited in the future.
Feb
8
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
@dnbrv I'm not sure anyone has nailed it completely on the head, but there are excellent suggestions in here. I'll include a screenshot to what I ended up doing based on our restrictions. Keep in mind it was redesigned for the structure of it, but the content within HAD to stay the same due to certain restrictions.
Jan
18
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
Currently no one is really using the application except our customer service rep. However, this will change dramaticaly as we relaunch the portal because it's being marketed as a web app to integrate into other companies. They will use this for their employees and students. So it will in fact be used by hundreds (thousands) of users before the year is over or even in the next few months.
Jan
18
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
Thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of the pinned navigation.
Jan
18
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
I had the idea of grouping them together as you mentioned above in your first point. Thumbs up to that. Thanks for the suggestions.
Jan
18
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
I did have an idea of a two column design inside the tab with navigation on the left and the content on the right. It's actually been wire framed up already as well. Thanks for your suggestions. However, some of the other suggestions of making this into a smaller dashboard for the user and separating the info into more tabs on top sounds like it might be effective as well.
Jan
18
comment Best way to display large amounts of user data on a single page?
Thanks for suggestions. You're correct that this should probably evolve into a "user dashboard" of sorts. Luckily this is not my design, and it is way outdated. So i have full creative control over what happens to it for our new portal design. I think the reason all of the information is there in the first place (what i get from our marketing people) that it was for our customer service rep to see all the information entered by our user if there were questions about their account. I'm also not even sure this was used that much by our clients to see their students progress. Prob cuz they can't