103 reputation
2
bio website
location Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen Nov 8 '13 at 15:46

Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Mar
5
comment What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?
+1: Better process.
Mar
5
comment What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?
@HengCheongLeong Problem is that "Cancelling a Subscription" is older than computers, so you fall peril to that other great UX fail: "Bug: User can't find option. Reason: Doesn't know our crazy future lingo. Resolution: Works As Poorly Designed".
Mar
4
comment What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?
@KitGrose Not good, as if you're planning to cancel a subscription, having any button labelled "Cancel" is confusing. The assumption is that "Cancel" always means "Don't Do X", whereas in this case, "Cancel" is what I want to do.
Mar
4
comment What to call “Cancel” when “Cancel” is already the default action?
-1: Doesn't answer the question. The question is not "what to call confirm", but "what to call cancel". If the question is, as above, "Are You Sure?", you've answered what to call "Yes", but not what to call "No"
Feb
13
comment When client and server side validations occur, doesn't it make for a better UX to only do server validations?
I don't quite get why you can't validate the dropdown. Surely you can check if the value is null before submitting?
Feb
13
comment When client and server side validations occur, doesn't it make for a better UX to only do server validations?
+1 for most common 80% pattern.
Jul
11
awarded  Editor
Jul
11
revised Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
Corrected for better English.
Jul
11
comment Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
Why is that not credible?
Jul
11
suggested suggested edit on Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?
Mar
22
awarded  Supporter