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Jun
21
comment Optimum number of choices for menus/navigation
+1 for mentioning both the issues surrounding Miller's research and the scent of information - the latter is well worth the $$.
Jun
20
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
Yep. I'm starting to think some inline help makes the most sense.
Jun
20
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
No. Ordinarily I agree, but these users have at least three "official" addresses. They are used to being forced to select a particular address - but in this instance (as I described in the post) we don't care which one they provide. For the user it's an atypical situation.
Jun
17
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
That's a timely comment about not being a native speaker. We are just about to open registration to a small number of countries outside the US, and not all speak English natively.
Jun
17
comment On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
That's a good question - and it's making me wonder if using "preferred" in any way is going to be adequate. I added an Edit to the question.
Jun
17
revised On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
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Jun
17
asked On a field label which should come first, the name of the field or the qualifier?
Jun
16
comment What is the impact of spelling mistakes for users?
@Abdul. Ignore the negativity in these comments. You know there is an issue and you are attempting to fix it - there will always be ignorant people who criticize. The answers you have received are more important and constructive - concentrate on them. Best,
Jun
15
answered Are tag/word clouds useful?
Jun
15
comment What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?
Agreed. Reports seem to prefer focusing on readability, comprehension, etc. I have many articles describing effect on these issues, but I don't seem to have anything on eye strain.
Jun
15
comment What is the impact of spelling mistakes for users?
There are online tools available: see spellcheck.net. You could also use - and you'll hate this - a word processing application like MS Word or Open Office Writer. Copy and paste your text, select English as the language, and do a spell check. Very tedious. Hopefully someone will see this and know of an automated way of handling this.
Jun
15
answered What are the negative and positive aspects of dark color scheme?
Jun
15
answered What is the impact of spelling mistakes for users?
Jun
10
comment Labeling of lightbox settings
Nice answer, Marielle.
Jun
10
answered Labeling of lightbox settings
Jun
9
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Jun
9
comment What's a good alternative to flags for depicting internationalisation as an option?
@Phil. Nice counter examples. I believe you may be winning this argument. But dammit, I still like the flags.
Jun
9
comment Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field
I edited it out for clarity.
Jun
9
revised Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field
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Jun
9
comment Pros/Cons of Search Icon on Search Field
@ John. It's a joke, playing on the saying about multiple choice tests, "The answer is always C."