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Jul
17
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
@TomHart From your anecdote I also reason that Y/N dialogs actually should not have X icons :-D (or probably even all dialogs should not have X icons)
Jul
17
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
@DannyVarod what would be the right place to ask?
Jul
17
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Interessting idea in general, but in my case I have at least four (or more) elements right under each other so placing a box around every one would create too much visual noise. Still, interessting approach :)
Jul
17
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Yes, I actually use a combination of fields with labels and some without due to their clarity. However I don't apply the "placeholder only" pattern as it's false simplicity
Jul
17
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
I can imagine tha you may get users to read by providing good button labels. If the button label is always "OK" then yes, noone will read anything and just click away. If your button labels provide the action or in Y/N dialogs something like "Yes, do it anyway" you probably have a better chance of people reading the text above (user thinks: "anyway? wait... do what... why anyway... what's in the whole dialog text...")
Jul
17
answered Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Jul
17
revised Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?
tried to answer the question directly
Jul
17
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
So, that sounds like left would win in this case?
Jul
17
answered Can the visual hierarchy of headers be different than their actual hierarchy?
Jul
17
revised Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
added a psd for more clartiy
Jul
16
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Sure, A/B Test is an appropriate method for this issue. The thing is: What should I measure ;-)
Jul
16
comment Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Well that's our dispute over here... We got people disliking the right because of the text misalignment. I must say, in this mock-up the lines of the input/comboboxes are very harsch... they are actually very bright in our interface, so the texts are much more opaque than the input borders and the text line is clearly recognizable
Jul
16
asked Top labels alignment on forms: Align with text (typographically) or with input borders (geometrically)?
Jul
9
answered no-reply@yourdomain.com or a real address?
Jul
9
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Sep
17
comment Check-boxes vs. Icons
Is the interface going to be used frequently by the same people? In this case, you may expect them to learn how to see/use it. Also don't forget color blindness.
Sep
13
answered What menu strip items and other controls deserve their own icon?
Sep
7
comment Why are progress bars horizontal?
@Alendri. It's not only a japanese design thing. Remember win3.11 or win95 software installation screens? Those sometimes had a progress bar in the left lower corner, displaying the status of the current copying file, the overall installation process as well as the remaining space on the HDD. While the first two were filled up during the installation, the last one went down.
Sep
6
comment What is a good approach to starting a really big project?
I'm not sure if one designer alone is able to manage this. I'd recommend to look for "allies" among the development team. Are there anyone except for coders? It can be hard to argument alone against a group of "we always did it that way".
Sep
4
comment Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?
@TonyBolero I would say it's more of a process order. First the IxD or UX Designer says what's going on, then the visual designer says how it looks like. IMO it's not a boss - inferior relationship but more of a mutual dependency.