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Apr
8
comment How can I get people not to put trash in recycling bins?
@obelia Why don't you post that as an answer?
Apr
1
comment Should I avoid using “abort” in favor of its synonyms?
In the OS X UI, killing a process is called "Force Quit". Apple obviously went out of their way to avoid using "kill". (The Unix command in Terminal.app is still called kill, for obvious compatibility requirements.)
Feb
3
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@VitalyMijiritsky Now that there is an upvoted answer here, leaving the question on UX brings awareness of the issue to website designers.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@Crissov The character mapping is not one-to-one. For example, traditional characters 隻 and 只 both map to the simplified character 只 (based on the fact that they are homophones in Mandarin). Therefore, transliteration is non-trivial.
Feb
2
comment Fallback chain for Chinese languages
@VitalyMijiritsky It might be a better fit on Chinese (debatable), but it doesn't appear to be off-topic on UX according to my interpretation of the help center, and therefore should not be a candidate for migration.
Jan
3
comment How should user unselect a date from a calender?
Could you provide more context? What is the purpose of the form, and why might one want to leave a date field empty?
Dec
12
comment Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design
No, don't delete the text labels! The meanings of the "5", "3", and AT&T look-alike logos aren't that obvious.
Nov
1
comment Alternative reward levels to “Gold, Silver, Bronze”?
My first reaction to this answer was "Huh?" But then I saw that Jimmery liked it. And then it made sense when I started stalking his Arqade profile, especially in light of this question. It's perfectly logical why you would want to avoid metals for reward levels, since they would be confused with specie currency. In this context, you may have given a brilliant answer to a truly crappy, vague question.
Aug
12
comment Fibonacci pagination
In particular, with the Fibonacci Sequence, subsequent entries will be approximately 1.6 times the previous one.
Jun
19
comment What is Opinion based and fact based?
Google is famous for using data to justify their UX decisions.
May
30
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
… which raises the question, Why are doorknobs still being produced?
May
30
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
@DavidMulder It is a humorous (but not a joke) answer to an odd question. The popularity of this answer has surprised me. At the same time, it is also a serious answer: it may be the only answer here with a citation that contains a definitive reason. As long as some town in Colorado forbids door handles, doorknobs will continue to exist.
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
Actually, a determined bear will just pry open the whole car door. No handles or knobs needed. It's just a poor user experience for the bear, that's all.
May
28
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
This answers the opposite question, though.
Mar
2
comment Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes?
I'm curious, would the limitations of the display technology make a difference as well? Considerations include: How black is black, and how white is white? Do black pixels and white pixels get refreshed equally well? Is there more "bleeding" at the edge of a white pixel if the display is a light source rather than a reflective surface?
Sep
18
comment How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?
@AJMansfield Then the gradient conveys misleading information. "Is my story too long?" would be my first interpretation.
Sep
18
comment How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?
The text might not be entered linearly, though. It would be weird to have a sentence with words of different shades just because the author went back and edited parts of the sentence later.
May
4
comment red checkmark vs. a red “X”
I like your design. However, I would caution against asserting that a checkmark represents something positive — in some cultures it is in fact negative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tick_(check_mark)
May
4
comment Why should we ask the password twice during registration?
Better yet, use OpenID and avoid making the user create yet another account.