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bio website dennislees.com
location New Hampshire
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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.


Mar
24
revised How to communicate that some customers may buy directly, others must set up account first?
Word and verb choice, typos, tenses, brevity
Mar
24
suggested suggested edit on How to communicate that some customers may buy directly, others must set up account first?
Mar
23
revised Having two different label alignments in one website / application
typos, cases, plurals
Mar
23
suggested suggested edit on Having two different label alignments in one website / application
Mar
22
answered Making a signature field look like a physical signature box
Mar
22
comment Making a signature field look like a physical signature box
While it's clear what you're aiming for here i.e. putting users through a process that makes them feel commitment to something, what you'll end up with is an unconventional web form. The user isn't technically "signing" anything (unless you're going incorporate digital IDs) so it's just another text input. You might be better off with a standard CTA button [Commit to Schedule] with an additional follow-up alert "Are you sure you want to commit? You are responsible... You can still edit... etc. etc.
Mar
20
answered Massive menu on website, how to solve it?
Mar
20
answered How would you distinguish “Sets” from “Folders” in a collection of tiles?
Mar
19
revised Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid
removed redundancy for improved readability
Mar
19
comment Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid
You could show the previous year by default, and have a required "update" option, either in the cell or elsewhere in the UI. The big question this presents for me is, what about when there are more than 3 students? That would lead to a LOT of repetitive clicking on dropdowns. Have you considered breaking out the action of updating, perhaps making it something that can be done to several rows at once, assuming the have been checked or selected?
Mar
19
suggested suggested edit on Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid
Mar
19
answered Best wording of “blank” option for an optional select?
Mar
18
answered How can I allow multiple and explicit filters
Mar
18
comment How can I allow multiple and explicit filters
It feels like the content might be key here. What do you mean when you say "see stuff from all categories"? Does the view change? Also, what's the difference between "enabling" and "selecting" a category?
Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
asked What are some reference works for capitalization in UI text?
Sep
26
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
@msandford fair enough
Sep
25
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
I honestly can not believe this interaction is happing. I'm going to keep this last comment short as I have a life to get back to.
Sep
24
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
What exactly are we talking about here? Good grief. If we're going to be painfully pedantic, then you really should have referred to @MarjanVenema as as "experienced software developer", which gives her a pass in this case. I'd argue that an experienced web developer should know what a CCTLD is. If I was writing some UI language for a broad user base I'd be more careful about using such abbreviations, but in a question to ux.stackexchange? Please. I know this forum is tough on question quality, but come on...
Sep
24
comment How does a CCTLD affect user behavior?
Thanks. It's difficult when Apple is the example used though, as in most cases an an appropriate response is "Yeah, but that's Apple". Same applies to Microsoft and Nike, who also use the subdirectory approach. When you measure unique visits in millions, you can get away with making a few mistakes when testing this stuff out.