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Jun
23
comment What do 3 *close* horizontal bars (not the hamburger menu) represent UX-wise, and what's the origin of the design?
In your last remark, if you mean the hamburger menu, no. That icon is meant to be a stylised representation of the menu. There are other questions about it, for instance here.
Jun
22
comment Should button positions ever rearrange depending on available functionality?
Can't you put all the "universal" buttons to the right and the article-specific buttons to the left of them? (In this example, you would have Fingers, Colour, Fabric, On Sale.) That way, the gap will always be to the left of the visible buttons.
Jun
22
comment Flexible natural language input field design
If the user interface is difficult to remember (or to guess) just add a quick explanation in plain text about the options ("type 2 spaces when done"). Also, you can give them more exit choices by combining options 1 and 2: user can exit by tapping elsewhere or by tapping the autocomplete field that is echoing their input. Or you can use Enter for exit.
May
6
awarded  Scholar
May
6
comment Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?
Accepting this one, although it's more conjecture than an official answer, but I'm starting to believe there is no official answer anyway.
May
6
accepted Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?
Apr
29
awarded  Student
Apr
29
comment Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?
@JonW That's what I said in my question: yes, the OS has that abolity. Then why do the browsers need that ability too? I mean, when you start up a browser, it's not the operating system that asks.
Apr
29
comment Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?
1) But Google Chrome wasn't even around when the Browser Wars started! and 2) Why doesn't gedit ask if it can be made the default text editor? Why doesn't MS Outlook ask if it should be the default Exchange client? It doesn't make sense!
Apr
29
asked Why do web browsers ask if they should be the default browser?
Jan
24
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Jan
19
awarded  Caucus
Dec
16
comment Make user aware that he cannot enter arbitrary values into textbox?
@MooingDuck Calimo means the Windows error says "unacceptable character" while pointing at the perfectly valid number in the textbox (because the screen shot doesn't show the rejected character).
Dec
15
comment Make people understand they can click on a button in a flat design
Sure; many mobile apps use "Tap here to ..." if the button is not too obviously a button. As a user I would definitely prefer outlined (non-flat) buttons though.
Sep
19
awarded  Critic
Aug
17
comment How to display a division by zero in a grid?
Exactly. The problem with the data is not that the calculation 0/0 is not possible, but simply that there is no meaningful result available.
Aug
14
awarded  Commentator
Aug
14
comment User friendly and clear way to present possible answers to a question
If space is at a premium, you could consider making option 1-3 a dropdown, or something popup-like. I would stick with the radiobuttons for yes and no though.
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