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Analyst Programmer with an American company in the UK.


Mar
23
comment Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
Not all of that was mine, by any means. I just adjusted an anonymous suggestion.
Mar
23
reviewed Edit Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
Mar
23
revised Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
They are not forums, they are topic sites
Mar
12
revised Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address?
Make title match question (and answer "No")
Mar
12
comment Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address?
Even when the user does specify a unique username, the "forgotten password" link will go to all users of the address. If the email is to be reasonably secure it cannot include the username ["A reset request was received..."], but what if more than one request is sent by different users at that email address? They will all get a link but none will know which is theirs. (This isn't a criticism of the answer, it's corroboration. +1)
Mar
10
comment Users confused about status indicators vs. action buttons
Very similar to this question and the one it's linked to.
Mar
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
5
comment Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?
Also: after highlighting text, right click and choose Copy; use menu Edit > Copy; use keyboard Ctrl+C. I agree there's no harm in providing shortcuts.
Feb
27
comment How to obscure data in a screen captured image?
If you are altering a bitmap picture, then yes, the data really is gone. If you are overlaying a rectangle on a layered image (PDF, Illustrator), then it's still there (just hidden by the overlay).
Feb
26
comment Back breaking sites
Unfortunately, the answer to "What's the reason...?" is technical. It may be poor UX, but improving the poor behaviour is complicated and technically "expensive" (storing data of previous state which may never be needed).
Feb
26
comment Back breaking sites
The comment behaviour is because it's all done on-the-fly with AJAX, and when you go back to the page that data is not there any more. You need to fetch it again.
Feb
26
comment Should we be including VAT in prices of products rather than adding it on at checkout?
There are statutory regulations in the UK regarding the display of prices. VAT must be included in consumer prices; B2B prices can omit VAT. It may be arguable that only indicating a VAT-inclusive price at the checkout breaches the regulations.
Feb
5
comment Email username for automated emails
Hugely related: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/11465/… (And you should really accept the answer you used, or found most helpful)
Jan
13
comment How can employees be subtly reminded that when they talk loud in the cubicle farm corridor they disturb people in the cubicles?
@Tank A full-size picture makes it look like you can see who is the other side of the partition (and is thus a reminder that there is someone there), while maintaining privacy.
Jan
13
awarded  Caucus
Jan
7
reviewed Approve Information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application
Jan
7
comment When should an input's validation message show on a form that has already been submitted?
I think your initial premise is wrong. Warn the user as early as possible that his input is invalid.
Dec
30
answered Is it necessary placing exit/cancel/close button if there are 'x' (close button) at the pop up window
Dec
15
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
10
reviewed Edit What are some design patterns for a cycle button?