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Mar
27
comment How to avoid big banks of buttons?
Yup, I'm probably going to go with something like this, thanks.
Mar
27
comment How to avoid big banks of buttons?
It does, thanks.
Mar
26
comment How to avoid big banks of buttons?
Good input, thanks. Regarding the provision of more helpful information, unfortunately we're not really in a position to approach developers with anything more than "strip and tweak" changes. Right now, if it's a costly change/update, it's not going to get approved. Your advice is good though, but perhaps for a time when we can make some real changes.
Mar
26
comment How to avoid big banks of buttons?
I'd like to avoid hiding stuff in dropdowns as much as possible, but it's a good point about color. We could just change to an empty button shape, like the "default" button in Bootstrap 3.
Feb
17
comment What should be displayed when the user selects an overall category?
This seems like it would depend a lot on the implementation. It'd be really helpful if you could put together a quick wireframe of the current set up, or of your suggested fix (i.e. showing subcategories)
Feb
16
comment How can a retractable pen design be enhanced to discourage users from clicking the pen frequently?
We just landed a probe on a comet 4 billon miles away, we could use appropriate materials and noise cancellation technology to make a pen that made no perceivable sound - the problem is that one would retail for $5,000-$10,000. Your question should make reference to the challenge as being cost prohibitive, not impossible.
Feb
6
comment Is a product feature list suitable to display in a table?
@shahar - in that case everything is just a table without the gridlines : ) Saying that, there was a time on the web when everything was actually tables. Surely it's the containment within a grid that makes something a table? That's what we've gotta be talking about here. Otherwise, anything(s) that have visual linear relationships could be called "tabular", and that doesn't sound right, does it?
Feb
6
comment Should you sketch out each page/section before wireframing?
You sound like a good match for Interactive Sketching Notation. I'm not sure how I managed before I found it. linowski.ca/sketching.php
Feb
5
comment How can I prevent the user from deselecting all the checkboxes?
I think you've got a pretty good solution here. All of the answers below make things less clear or more complicated. Add some JS that shows a message when the user tries to deselect the last option.
Feb
5
comment What's the difference between a UX portfolio and a Web Design portfolio?
Hi Ralph, you might need to unpack your question a bit, as it's unclear what you're asking. Once you've hammered out the question a bit, you should work it into the the title, so it reads like an actual question.
Feb
1
comment Is a wizard the best design pattern for this problem?
What does "creating" a plan involve?
Jan
10
comment How to set up a page that allows a user to define/modify arbitrary groupings
There's no debate here, just your needling pedantry wrapped in a too-transparent layer of mildly insulting sarcasm. Mildly insulting sarcasm, however, does seem to be a common theme on this site, so it might be appropriate for me to wrap up by saying; Thanks for your input @Ken! The world is a better place now you've told me what's what about the dangers of skipping steps when providing free help for strangers on the internet. In studying your answer to question I've also realized a better strategy is to avoid concrete answers, and to start talking about missing business cases instead.
Jan
9
comment How to set up a page that allows a user to define/modify arbitrary groupings
If you want me to mock up every instance of every screen, I think you'll find my rates are very reasonable ; ) Seriously though, of course the system doesn't add items. This stage of the mockup shows an instance where a group exists that already has had items added. This is common technique in wireframing. It's permissible to skip ahead and assume things providing there's enough information to work things out using a little imagination, and in this case I think there's more than enough.
Jan
9
comment How to set up a page that allows a user to define/modify arbitrary groupings
I'm not sure what you mean by "select options to". Adding/Updating/Removing is relatively obvious. Adding is done via text links. Editing and removal are done via the pencil and trashcan icons. These could also be text links, or buttons.
Jan
9
comment Should I explore alternatives to the drop down menu on this site?
This article sums up what a lot of people think about the hamburger menu option - techcrunch.com/2014/05/24/before-the-hamburger-button-kills-you - It's mobile focused but the sentiment is clear. Enterprise software isn't ugly just because of visible menus, and hiding everything behind an icon kills the effect of the menu on orientation and discoverability.
Jan
5
comment Solutions for changing user habits from a tree to a flat forum thread structure
Will the new flat model eventually replace the tree version entirely
Dec
22
comment Why should a user complete a user profile?
Thanks for your response. This question is specifically asking for concrete references that can demonstrate any benefit for completing (or even having) a complete profile. I've not been able to find any.
Dec
16
comment Why should a user complete a user profile?
Is there a summary point that goes with this answer, perhaps that relates it back to the original question about benefit?
Dec
12
comment How could a webpage containing multiple tables be displayed effectively?
How you display the tables will depend on how many there are and how important it is that users can see them at-a-glance. So, how many tables need to be on this page? And will a user need to be able to see all of them all the time? i.e. can you show one or two "main" tables, and hide the rest, requiring a click to reveal? \
Dec
12
comment Where should I put an Add button in a Bootstrap Modal dialog?
Tab looks good (though I think the tabs are a particular weakness in Bootstrap. They're arguably too stripped down and flat. I'd be tempted to add some contrast color to the inactive tabs (active tab > white like the page, inactive tabs > light gray) just to strengthen the pattern. Also, as final note, your layout would really benefit from touch more whitespace. Just a few more pixels of vertical space between the horizontal rows. That would make it look less cramped and make parsing the page a bit easier.