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comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
@supercat It seems as if you'd prefer to do away with toggle buttons completely. This seems quite reasonable too.
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comment Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change?
@supercat The status+action approach works perfectly in your situation too. "Online [Go offline]" simply changes to "Going offline [Cancel]" while disconnection is in progress, then to "Offline [Go online]". I think your suggestion of switching status and action around during disconnection would lead to confusion.
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reviewed Edit What is the standardized german version of the system usability scale (SUS)?
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revised What is the standardized german version of the system usability scale (SUS)?
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comment Is there an optimal font size / line height ratio?
I tend to go for 1.4 for body text, perhaps that's because it's close to √2 = 1.4142135+. Other times I go for 1.5 because it seems neater.
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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@CodeMaverick When comprehension is important, I prefer to be terse. "Delete this album? [Delete] [Cancel]" is shorter and clearer than "Please confirm the deletion of this album: [Confirm] [Cancel]". You could always test to find out which works better.
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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@CodeMaverick No, I'm saying the button label "Confirm" is not explicit. Ideally the user should not have to read the text, because often they won't anyway. For example: The user intended to click the Decorate button (OK, that's a stretch) but accidentally clicked the Delete button. A dialog box pops up. The user reads, "Please confirm the yada yada yada" and clicks the Confirm button because yes, they do want to invoke the Decorate function. Hilarity ensues.
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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@CodeMaverick The whole point of a confirm dialog is to allow for the case where the user mistakenly clicked the Delete button. The user may literally not know what they are doing. That's why we must be explicit by using "Delete" rather than "Confirm".
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comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
[citation needed]
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comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
I still feel that this answer is too long and misses the point of the question. Even so, there's a lot of good information here -- maybe you should turn it into a blog post.
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comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
You correctly point out that techniques are available to use very wide layouts. But the OP was asking why, in fact, websites generally don't. (I don't have the heart to downvote since there aren't any upvotes yet. :) )