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Mar
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comment How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?
I can't imagine "We don't wear shoes in this house" being said in anything but a Hyacinth Bucket voice
Mar
15
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Mar
15
reviewed Approve Is there any established convention for indicating that a link will scroll the page? (jump links)
Mar
12
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Feb
8
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Feb
8
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
You detect device features, not devices types.
Feb
8
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Okay, so long as you're detecting using an actual known list of devices (e.g. if android.os.Build.DEVICE matches a known phone, for example GT-19000, use "phone", else fall back to "device" if not recognised). But many people clumsily guess device type using things like screen size or dimensions, which would result in the problem I describe. (also, maintaining that list of device model identifiers will be a heck of a lot of work!)
Feb
8
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
I think you completely missed my point... what type of variable you use is neither here nor there. Somewhere, you have to define the strings that appear in your messages to your users. That means, you have to come up with a list of possible device types. That list will become out of date, causing users to see inappropriate messages. For example, they might see "Please restart your tablet" appear on the screen of their "smart-fridge", which would be very confusing.
Feb
8
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
@R.. Your answer makes a good point, but I think it'd be much stronger if you add in some examples like those in your comments. Right now it's a "Don't do X" answer without a corresponding "Solve the problem better by doing Y". I didn't appreciate the point you were making until I read your comments and thought about it for a bit.
Feb
8
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Trouble with this is, you're second-guessing the future. Suppose you're making an Android app, and you include a few lines of code to switch between "mobile phone" and "tablet" and maybe "watch". Then someone reminds you Samsung and others make Android cameras, so you add some more code to add a "camera" condition. Then you see someone has made an Android TV, and an Android fridge, and an Android combined dashcam and GPS, and an Android robotic vacuum cleaner... "My fridge told me to restart my tablet, which I did, but now the app on my fridge doesn't work"
Feb
5
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Please force an unexpected reboot of your computational apparatus!
Feb
5
comment A universal word or term for “your device/machine/computer/tablet/phone/smart watch/gadget/whatever”?
Arrrrghhhh, don't do this unless your users are techies familiar with this usage. Otherwise they'll think you mean the normal everyday usage of "client" and will get very confused. "Hi Brian, this is Jim from BankCorp. I'm just calling because my auditing software advised me to check my client is connected before proceeding. I trust you're not having any internet access problems?"
Jan
28
comment Does Unisex gender need to include in form?
This isn't a duplicate, despite cosmetic similarity. The other question (which I answered) is about people who identify as male or female, but where that data is missing for whatever reason. This is about people who don't identify as male or female. The UK government have published guidelines on best practice - tldr; don't ask unless it's necessary, label it "gender" not "sex" unless it's medical, and allow "unspecified", which is less presumptive than "other" or "no answer".
Jan
20
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Jan
20
revised Should mobile modal popups be movable?
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Jan
20
revised Should mobile modal popups be movable?
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Jan
19
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Jan
19
comment Should mobile modal popups be movable?
@KRyan I pressed cancel! I pressed cancel!
Jan
19
comment Should mobile modal popups be movable?
Yeah you should only use this kind of confirmation if you want people to stop and take several seconds to consider the consequences. Delete email: definitely not, that would be maddening. Delete another user(s)' account(s): demanding multiple seconds of attention will often be entirely appropriate (also, the information should be familiar, so they'll be skimming not reading unless they see something unexpected)
Jan
19
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