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comment Is it helpful to colour-code different sections of a website?
A comprehensive and interesting answer @Mervin -- thanks!
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accepted Is it helpful to colour-code different sections of a website?
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asked Is it helpful to colour-code different sections of a website?
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comment How to undo a 'select all' action
It's a good suggestion, although I must admit that sometimes I find the gray state a little confusing. For example, I see this in Filezilla when I want to change a file's properties using checkboxes, which I find more intuitive than entering numeric values that I can't recall. But when the checkboxes go gray, I'm not sure what it means. I get the sense it means 'between checked and unchecked' but it doesn't assign any number.
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accepted Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?
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comment Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?
Sometimes I click the back button because the on-page button forces validation. On the other hand, sometimes the browser allows me back, but only (I later discover) at the cost of losing data. But how does the user know which is 'the right' back button to click? At least eliminating the on-page button removes the choice. In your user test session, when users didn't find a back link, did they still not use the browser's back? That would surprise me.
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comment Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?
@LorenRogers I have not got to user testing stage yet for this particular form. I am just at initial wireframing. But in general user testing I have seen that users rely on the browser's Back button. As Jakob Nielsen says 'Users happily know that they can try anything on the Web and always be saved by a click or two on Back': useit.com/alertbox/990530.html
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asked Is a 'back' button needed on a web form?
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comment Emerging conventions for keyboard shortcuts within web applications
I was amazed to see that pressing ? on Gmail opened up a large panel with a guide to hotkeys. I have been using Gmail daily for years and had never seen this.
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comment What deliverables do I need to request from a visual designer for my Android app?
From an email a developer just sent me: All in all, I'd recommend you start prototyping your application before ordering any gfx. Use placeholder graphics and see how the android scaling behaves. If you don't have several android devices with different resolutions you can setup the emulator to emulate different screen sizes.
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answered What deliverables do I need to request from a visual designer for my Android app?
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comment What deliverables do I need to request from a visual designer for my Android app?
Thanks MCeley. I'm going to try to put everything I've learned here and also researched into a separate answer below...
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comment What deliverables do I need to request from a visual designer for my Android app?
Thanks Ben. PNG seems to be the format I need for individual graphics, but there's lot of references to '9-patch' PNG format, so I'm not sure if I need that one or regualar PNGs. Also, I've seen some reference to SVG format, so maybe that is better for scalability? And I still don't understand how to figure out what pixel size to start with. These documents are all too technical for interaction designers from a non-tech background :(