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Mar
26
answered Should radio buttons be pre-selected?
Mar
3
comment What kind of design do users like the most at the time of this question, 'Flat' or 'Skeuomorphic'?
"They’re unnecessary in print, and, the higher the quality of the output and more heavy-handed the effect, the sillier such techniques look". Print evolved with a different set of constraints and interaction with the user was limited to the user reading the copy or looking at the images. I don't think the issue of display quality is the explanation here.
Mar
3
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
OTH, many number of changes are happening between each release - bugs are getting fixed, new bugs created, methods rewritten, components & suppliers changed... none of which is visible to the end user. To the end user, no matter if you 5x the CPU speed, fix all the bugs and rewrite the OS, if it looks the same, it is the same. And you can't expect end users to read press releases. Different pixels on the screen, different shapes and pieces of plastic are the easiest way to communicate that work has happened since the last version. Isn't that part of good UX?
Jan
26
answered Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@AJHenderson Thanks. That makes more sense. Are there any serious apps in metro or is it just glitter and gadgets for now?
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@leftaroundabout yeah, but that kind of defeats the point because you are not actually controlling the editing from the window. And if a screen is big enough and the software allows a MDI display, it's the same deal.
Jan
3
comment Term for menu that appears at the top of many webpages
@Marjan Without the quotes, "navigation" is a constant in both, so what you really are comparing are the words "courtesy" and "utility". Of course, utility is far more commonly used, but with other definitions, as in "utility bill" which makes it utterly pointless as a comparison.
Jan
3
comment Term for menu that appears at the top of many webpages
Google fight escapes the quotes and the numbers don't seem quite right. If you search on Google yourself with the quotes, you'll find 400k in favor of utility navigation, but with 170K, courtesy navigation is common as well.
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Jan
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revised Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
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Jan
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answered Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
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