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I know about C, CS, CSS, and so on.


Mar
27
comment What is the appeal of old style numbers and why do modern fonts still include them?
Personally I don't like those digits either, but I think it's just a matter of taste. I see no reason to wonder why digits like that are "still included" as if we should have progressed beyond that by now.
Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
My first computer didn't even have up and down arrows, let alone page up and page down. cs.grinnell.edu/drupal6/sites/default/files/museum/140_0.jpg
Feb
26
comment Is there any research with respect to how font-weight affects readability?
My guess is that Helvetica actually does contain the lighter font weight, and that people who can't see the difference don't have Helvetica. In which case, zooming in doesn't work.
Feb
20
comment Why do users search for URLs?
I know I have tried to type an URL into the location bar and ended up on Google's result screen many times. It happens. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Feb
14
answered Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
Jan
24
comment Are there any statistics on number of users who alter their font size (zoom, custom style, etc.)?
Setting breakpoints depends on what you want. If you want to target mobile phones with a screen width of 320px, then use 320px. If you want, say, to avoid lines of text wider than 50em, use 50em. There is no need to treat browsers with a font size of non-16px as a special case. You can think in ems, or you can think in pixels, but you can't think in "ems, unless an em is not 16 pixels". That is not the right mindset.
Jan
23
comment Is the term 'field' too technical when giving messages on a form?
From the answers on the ELU site arises this alternative for required fields: "please fill in all the blanks."
Jan
23
answered Allow users to change text and background color in my web app?
Jan
23
awarded  Teacher
Jan
23
answered Are there any statistics on number of users who alter their font size (zoom, custom style, etc.)?
Jan
12
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
@JNMNRD I don't see how this answers the question, as you have changed the texts that the OP asks about. In your example, there is no longer a yes/no answer to the question asked. Besides, I thought there was a consensus here to not ask the user "Are you sure" because the answer "no" would imply they were unsure.
Jan
12
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
At one time, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines were very clear on this one: Green means "Go" and red means "Stop", so don't make the "Go" button red and the "Stop" button green. Period. Not sure if they still say that though.
Jan
10
awarded  Supporter
Jul
4
awarded  Informed
Dec
2
awarded  Autobiographer