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comment What is the best color combination for on screen reading?
I agree completely that it would be very beneficial to consider something somewhat similar to syntax highlighting for documents like these. It does wonders at making very similar information more clearly distinguished, allowing users to find their place quickly. It is, however, demonstrably more likely to trigger people's style preferences (how often do developers disagree about syntax colouring themes?).
May
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comment Is the implementation of a stability index for a UI component or design pattern in a style guide useful/practical?
I think it's a deeply interesting question and is very common in API design documents.
May
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reviewed Leave Open How would you like to select your Google analytics goals?
May
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comment How would you like to select your Google analytics goals?
Hi Paul, welcome to UX StackExchange! Your question is currently phrased in a way that will primarily elicit opinions and discussion rather than as a specific question and so it's in danger of being closed. You should consider revising it to allow us to use evidence to provide you with answers, and so we can better understand the implications of the two options you've presented here.
May
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reviewed Leave Open Where is the best place to put a feedback button on mobile site?
May
25
comment How to signify swiping to access a menu?
As an inherently difficult interaction to discover and a difficult one to execute for people with certain kinds of impairment, make sure these gestures are not the only way to trigger these actions (that way if users don't discover these functions they're still able to perform the action albeit in a more convoluted way). That's how Apple does it in Mail (for example).
May
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comment What is the iOS alternative to a radio button?
I don't believe a switch is a good fit for this problem; it's not at all conventional for an iOS switch to affect other switches.
May
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comment Why does clicking the track on a scrollbar only navigate a fraction of the distance?
As an aside, Option-clicking the scroll bar track on a Mac will scroll to that spot.
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May
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comment Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
@tepples while I think the answer to that is well and truly a security question, you'd normally use IP. The idea as I understand it is to throttle requests from a single IP (by a few seconds) such that a regular human user is mildly affected but a bot trying many consecutive requests is substantially slowed down, preventing brute force attacks from being viable. Can't use cookies for this; client side protections can be thwarted trivially by a malicious hacker.
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May
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comment Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
I can only see two scenarios that wouldn't be legitimate: a user enters a typo that happens to correspond to another account and a hacker. In both cases, the same exact problem would apply to the existing login form. I see that it would be necessary to harden the sign up form in the same way as the login form if it's able to serve the dual purposes, but I don't accept that it invalidates the idea outright.
May
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answered Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
May
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comment Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
For what it's worth, you almost certainly should prevent many consecutive hits to a sign up form. There's no legitimate reason for a user to hit that page hundreds of times any more than there is for a user trying different passwords on the login screen.
May
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comment Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?
Surely the chance that the person signing up is not the owner of the existing account is essentially zero if email addresses are used as the username as in OP's example.
May
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comment How to accomodate and/or with brackets in field filtering system
This question comes up again and again (in addition to Vitaly's reference and its many explicit duplicates, you have this one, this one, and this one at least), and Apple products show up repeatedly as the example. I wonder why it's so difficult to find other relevant examples in the wild despite how (apparently) prevalent the business requirement is (could be that it tests very poorly)?
May
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answered Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?
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comment Do signs printed on the road offer a significant advantage for the user over signs on a post?
One thing missing from your matrix: cost of change. Speed limits can change relatively regularly and changing the markings on a road requires diverting traffic during the change.
May
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comment Are mathematical symbols easier to understand than text?
…and to a programmer, the first item is often an assignment operator as opposed to equality (==). So short answer: how technical is your audience?