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bio website dennislees.com
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I'm an Irish citizen and US permanent resident currently based in New Hampshire, though I've lived and worked in Europe and Asia, and have travelled the world.

My background is in web design and development, but I'm currently operating in the realm of user experience and web project management.

I like tech stuff, learning new things, and picking up my cats with one hand to make myself feel big and strong.


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asked How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?
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revised How best to display truncated links?
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revised How best to display truncated links?
This is question about how to display truncated links.
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answered How best to display truncated links?
Oct
17
answered How do I handle duplicate content in the site structure?
Oct
14
comment Too many text-only buttons
A couple more points. Consider hiding buttons based on usage. e.g. top 5 most used buttons and a 'More' link that reveals others. Regarding expensive icons: If budget is a concern, the site Fiverr.com is an option. Reasonable results, super cheap and super fast. goo.gl/C0Yt5c
Oct
13
comment Too many text-only buttons
Hi Barry, could you possibly throw together a quick wireframe to give a bit more context? It's easy to imagine a "form" with "too many buttons", but these UI solutions are often born from the context of the problem.
Oct
13
comment Pixel Perfection in Development
This may or not be the case in your situation, but it points out that it's easy to let personal hobbyhorses affect our view of what's really important to users, and can potentially lead to the types of imbalances that lead to poor products.
Oct
13
comment Pixel Perfection in Development
In an effort to get some data that would support my argument for an overhaul of the dated, clunky, and downright ugly UI (of the main web app I work on) I surveyed our users with some questions asking them to rate how much they cared about aspects design aesthetics and visual appearance. To my surprise and disappointment, I found that the vast majority users didn't really (or claimed not to) care about how things looked - only how they worked. I didn't get my sign off, the app still looks the same, users are still happy.
Oct
11
revised Do all screens need headings?
"titles" technically refer to meta data, "pages" may be considered to exclude web apps, "screens" is generic enough work
Oct
10
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Oct
10
comment Do all screens need headings?
Good point, feel free edit (though, do web apps have "web pages"?). On this note, I once took UX Design course with an ex-Microsoft UXer who referred to these as "Main Instructions", which is a good way to think about them. One of the things that's not coming out in the answers is the role of the main heading in orientation and local navigation i.e. answering the question "where am I and what can I do here". So my two cents is that if it's really obvious what you're looking at and what you're supposed to with it, you can live without a main instruction. Otherwise, they're arguably essential.
Oct
10
revised Do all screens need headings?
This question is more about the concept of page titles and headings than about the html H1 tag.
Oct
10
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Oct
10
comment Best UI for setting multiple options
Yup, you've communicated that in your question, but it's still tricky to get a sense of what's going on. You're referring to 'setting options' but much of the UI is taken up by three text fields. How do you intend these to be used and for what? There so much missing from your wireframe in its current state that it makes it difficult to advise - it'd be really helpful if you could you tweak it to include some realistic labels and values.
Oct
10
comment Best UI for setting multiple options
Hi, you're right it does seem a little disjointed. it'd be much easier to offer suggestions if there was a bit more context. Knowing what's being "set" and why is important in deciding how is should be set. Can you describe what you were trying to achieve with each of the elements in your wireframe?
Oct
10
answered Radio button group confusing to user?
Oct
7
revised UX for full stack developers
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Oct
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revised What is the term to describe the percentage of users that don't proceed from one page to another?
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