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Mar
23
comment How to indicate that an element is “new” in a list
It's possible to have the fade only begin when the tab gains focus - but it's still worth reconsidering since you're unlikely to know which list items are on the page and which aren't yet scrolled down to (of course, you could check for that too...)
Mar
23
comment Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
The most recent moderately popular Android phone I can find with less than 320px width was the original Samsung Galaxy Mini, from early 2011. That's 240px x 320px, so even a user with an exceptionally small 4 year old phone can still use a site with a minimum of 320px+, with an imperfect but usable choice between landscape orientation or side scrolling.
Mar
13
comment Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
Well, no, not if only looking at existing users is not an option for any of the three reasons outlined in the question. And assumptions like "I think 320px is narrow, so I'm going to guess that no-one uses devices smaller than that for the web" is exactly the kind of attitude I'm looking to get away from. I'm looking for real evidence about real web users in 2015.
Mar
12
revised Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
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Mar
12
comment What is the smallest screen size you design for
I've asked it as a seperate question: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/74798/…
Mar
12
comment Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
Good question. It'd depend on the usage stats - if a substantial number of people use it regularly to browse the web, I don't care if it's a watch, phone, games console, toaster or fridge. If there's no evidence it's common or commonly used for web browsing, it goes in the 'unsupported' bin alongside old-school feature phones and early Blackberrys.
Mar
12
comment Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
Nice, +1. Sorting by most recent first, it looks like the most recent <320 is the Nokia Asha 302 from March 2012, at 314px wide, using Nokia's now-defunct proprietary OS. Even the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 was 320px wide. I have to go back to 2011 for anything <310px. Compelling argument!
Mar
12
comment Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
What do you mean by "Today (and I insist on that) you don't want to read a full article on a 320px wide device"? I don't understand that phrase. And yes, I don't care if the <320px device is a mobile, tiny tablet, tiny laptop, toaster... just whether it and its web browser are in widespread use.
Mar
12
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Mar
12
asked Are there devices narrower than 320px (and data on their usage for web browsing)?
Mar
12
comment What is the smallest screen size you design for
I'd want general figures, equivalent to general browser share figures. What devices exist below 320px, and how common they are. That's what I came to this page looking for, actually, and I was surprised to find nothing.
Mar
12
comment What is the smallest screen size you design for
This answer is only useful for existing sites with an established user base. It's not useful for a new site, sites under development, or for sites re-launching aiming to reach a new range of users.
Mar
3
comment If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown
Might be worth repeating this comment from the asker on one of the answers: "I am building an aggregator that pulls listings from a number of sites, some which have missing data (or don't enforce the data as a required field)" - therefore, enforcing rules on data input alone isn't an answer
Mar
3
revised If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown
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Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
2
answered If the user has set a search filter, but the data is N/A, should it be shown
Feb
27
comment What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?
It seems like a good idea to me. Note they're not forcing people to reset passwords, they're allowing and encouraging people who have failed to log in repeatedly to do so, during the security-mandated lock period. Resetting a password isn't fun, but it's quicker and easier than waiting minutes or hours for a lock to expire, or calling customer services - but those options are still available for users not in a hurry.
Feb
26
comment What would be a reasonable & secure time frame for a temporary account lockout?
+1 the answer to any question of the form "How much should I inconvenience users?" is always "As little as possible". The question is how little is possible without creating problems.
Feb
25
revised What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
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Feb
24
comment Position of negative/positive buttons
So what would be the platform convention in the context of a cross-platform web interface?