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Mar
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comment Are people sick of logins?
There's a site called BugMeNot that exists purely to provide fake logins people can use to access sites that "bug" users to log in. If it wasn't true that a significant % of users are sick of logins, that site wouldn't be commercially viable.
Mar
25
comment Difference - Font and Typeface
A typeface is the aesthetics and design of lettering. A font is the physical thing you use or install. "Typeface" is to "font" as "song" is to "track" or "MP3". Your handwriting is a typeface without a font. Wingdings and Chartwell are fonts without a typeface.
Mar
25
comment Difference - Font and Typeface
Similar question on the Graphic Design site, on the practical difference between the terms
Mar
17
comment Why are vote buttons on Stack Exchange shown when they can't be used?
Any change to the appearance of the arrows (lighter grey, outlines, dotted lines, empty space, etc etc) would stand out as unusual to someone familiar with the site - drawing the user's attention towards something that does nothing, like a sign saying "See this, here? Don't look at it!"
Mar
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Mar
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comment Why do we use informal language when the user encounters an error or issue?
Also, "Oops" is a rare example of something that acknowledges a mistake without assigning any blame. As well as being impersonal, 'Error', 'invalid' etc often sound like they are criticising the user - and terms like "Sorry!" go too far the other way, there may be nothing to apologise for. "Oops" is a rare word that is friendly and appropriate regardless of whether the user, system, or random chance caused the error.
Mar
7
comment Why does the Stack Overflow swag request form have six address lines?
It would be 6 lines if it was, say, Flat 21 // 1 Chapel Hill // Heswall // etc.... Up to 8 lines isn't unheard of, not just UK: Flat 21 (flat number - also, could be company name) // St Bob's Hall (building name) // 1 Chapel Hill (street) // Heswall (district) // Bournemouth (town/city) // Dorset (county/province/state) // BH1 1AA (postal/zip code) // UNITED KINGDOM (country) - though only flat number, street number, post code and (if from overseas) country would be essential.
Feb
27
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Feb
27
comment What's the optimal seat arrangement for a self-driving car?
"Trains are designed for mass transit peak usage instead of personal use" - often, but not always. Look at the layouts of private cabins in 1st class or luxury long distance trains. Minus the need for a corridor and non-windowed walls facing other carriages, it's the same deal: a family-sized travel compartment with one direction of movement. They're often optimised for sitting and sleeping for overnight travel - but driverless cars might be, too?
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27
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comment Where's the best place to put an icon in a checkmark / label question?
See also this older question on a similar problem: Design pattern for assigning items to two buckets/lists, where items can be in both, one or none
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