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I'm a Software Engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo, currently working at BlackBerry on the BlackBerry 10 Simulator.

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Jul
11
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
It's "natural" because pressing Enter frequently performs an action and you become accustomed to it. If you don't know that Enter performs an action then you haven't become accustomed to it. I very much doubt that any real-world data would support this answer.
Jul
10
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
We're talking about them pressing Enter at a later time, not about not knowing to press Enter in the first place. That's what your answer says, anyways.
Jul
10
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Jul
10
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
I find it hard to imagine that in any case there wouldn't be a difference for a statistically significant sample. And since the button is not an alternative but merely an addition enhancing functionality, wouldn't the effect have to be positive? I think an A/B test is going overboard for such a simple decision, in most cases.
Jul
10
comment Do you need a search button with a search box?
If you know that you can press Enter in the field, you ought to know that you can go in the field again and press Enter.
Jan
16
comment Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
Probably due to habit (or status quo bias, as Patrick put it so well).
Jan
16
comment Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
@JoJo I've said quite clearly that I am guessing usernames merely inherited restrictions placed on other identifiers. I didn't say usernames would ever be treated as variable names, numbers, or anything else. Finally, your example does not match what I wrote. If you have a better theory for why username restrictions happen to be be like this, put it forward. I wouldn't haven chosen to restrict usernames like this myself, it seems nonsensical, but given the commonalities with restrictions on other identifiers it would appear that someone else did not quite think the same way as us.
Jan
15
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Jan
15
revised Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
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Jan
15
comment Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
@JoJo Yes, obviously. I didn't say that. I think usernames have inherited the restrictions historically put on other identifiers, such as variables. I've made a clarifying edit.
Jan
15
answered Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
Jan
15
comment Why do so many websites have the restriction of user names starting with a letter?
I believe this convention is older than XML (it was first a W3C recommendation in 1998).
Aug
25
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Apr
11
awarded  Supporter
Jan
26
comment Android Usability?
I think this is offtopic, being both subjective and a dev question. See meta.android.stackexchange.com/questions/299/…
Sep
3
awarded  Teacher
Sep
3
answered Is it appropriate to rely on accidental discovery for non-vital or less commonly used UI features?
Sep
3
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