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bio website blog.ianmellor.co.uk
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Sk93 is a Software Developer with over 16 years under his belt. He’s been involved with the dotNet framework since it’s beta days, but has been writing WinForms in VB and C++ since the early nineties. Starting initially with WinForm applications, Sk93 now enjoys writing powerful websites using both ASP.Net and PHP. Although his passion is in software development, he is often fiddling with many other aspects of computing, from network and system administration to hardware and infrastructure. Anyways… that’s enough talking in the the third person.

Oct
14
comment Do I really need a login button?
so as an update to this, we've now run without a login button for approximately 50% of our customer base (approximately 500k users) for three years. Whilst we have had a few people ask how they log in, and some confused as to why there was no button, on the whole, I would say that a vast majority of the users have never had an issue with the lack of a button. Most have never really noticed it not being there, and when having it pointed out (or, not), they were actually shocked they had never noticed. All in all.. I think it's safe to say that in OUR instance, it is fine to not have a button :)
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
comment Do I really need a login button?
I'm not blaming you for not knowing. I'm saying you cannot say the design of a page is too conservative - especially when it's actual design is not the focus of the question. Your 4th point is totally irrelevant to the question at hand. If I had asked for design ideas for a page, your answer is worthy of an upvote, but you seem to have missed the point of the question. If you look at the top voted answers, they're all offering reasons for and against having the button. Your answer doesn't have either, except for claiming it's not 21st century.
Mar
22
comment Do I really need a login button?
You've no idea on our design criteria, so you can't justly say it's too conservative. Firstly, it's designed to be used on a single pc in a lab environment, frequently used by many different users, so username box is required, as it is very unlikely the first user will be the same as the second. The "fake logo" is that size because of government "crown logo" requirements. You seem to have missed the whole point of the question - is a login button required. Plus.. I'm the manager. Redesign your answer to reflect this and I'll remove the downvote :)
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
27
comment Do I really need a login button?
forgive my ignorance, but CTA?
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
23
awarded  Good Question
Sep
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
23
comment Do I really need a login button?
(ran out of space) - However, interestingly, we did install a "click count" on the login button, and out of just over 7k logins, we only recorded 73 button presses.. which is a very interesting number to consider :)
Nov
23
comment Do I really need a login button?
In this particular example, the website is a web-application that the customer will have purchased access to and, as such, there would be no risk of the customers staff "browsing away". Similarly, they would be accessing it from work, rather than from home. Because of these reasons, we didn't think it necessary to isolate the test subjects from each other. However, in a different scenario, I agree that much more structured testing would be needed :) As this was just a theoretical discussion, and not actually something we invested time/money into - our testing was a obviously bit slack.
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
18
accepted Legal stance on using application icons within our product
Oct
14
comment Legal stance on using application icons within our product
As Bevan says, we will be using at least seven different vendor's icons :/
Oct
13
awarded  Self-Learner