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bio website boxed514.com
location United States
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seen Nov 28 '13 at 3:31

I try my best to share the knowledge that I have come across with others to keep the knowledge cycle goin. I love the art of web design. Semantic, easy to use, awesome websites is what really gets me excited. I love HTML(5), CSS(3) Javascript (the good parts) and Wordpress with a strong focus on usability. I also love to read, bike, swim, and draw.

Twitter: @tybouma


Jul
3
comment Embedding options in a forum
It may not be good "user experience" but neither is having your users viewing explicit material that someone thought would be funny to post. Think of it the same way as how shoes and a shirt are required to go into some buildings. It may be "inconvenient" to some people to put shoes and a shirt on but in the end it is for the betterment of the others in that build and eventually becomes standard practice. This thinking might also be a side affect of my year as a Network Security major. :)
Jun
29
comment Small real-estate for long list choices
By "small real-estate" do you mean that they will be using a mobile device? Or do you mean that the pop-up screen will just be small in size?
Jun
21
comment “Adding and Subtracting a Value” Horizontal or Vertical Controls better affordance?
Aha I understand now. I guess the principle of proximity still applies anyways.
Jun
21
comment Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?
Could you explain how you are currently making the user enter content? Are you making them enter it into the html document or are you getting the content from them and then doing this yourself?
Jun
21
comment “Adding and Subtracting a Value” Horizontal or Vertical Controls better affordance?
That's a valid point. I guess I more understood the question as this being something that the operators would have to know inside and out.
Jun
20
comment Level selection on dropdown
Yes, I would set the default as "Off". As far as the wording is concerned, would it be possible for you to show the user a demo of what "off" or "2 levels" would look like? I really believe that would be the most user friendly way to approach it without having to write a paragraph explaining what it means.
Jun
20
comment Level selection on dropdown
edited it now...
Jun
16
comment How to convince a user to fill out a survey
I agree! This is excellent. It is so common sense to build momentum with really anything you do. So why not with surveys too? Thanks!
Jun
15
comment Kiosk and back button
So will the confirm page be a summary of what your transaction was? Or will it be a summary of everything you have just done and then you can submit it? If it's the first one then I agree with not having a "back button", but if it is the second one then I would still incorporate a "back" option.
Jun
15
comment How to convince a user to fill out a survey
As it stands right now we have a three question survey with a comment box at the end for any additional thoughts. I do like the 1-5 scale idea!
Jun
14
comment How to convince a user to fill out a survey
@MonicaCellio That's the problem we are facing, we really don't expect them to need our services again (atleast for a while), and that's why I was thinking something more like a % off their final bill.
Jun
14
comment How to convince a user to fill out a survey
@JonW Believe it or not we actually use the surveys ways to improve on what we are doing. We have used a couple for testimonials though.
Jun
12
comment For a web-app, how to differentiate “cluster” marker icons from normal icons on a map?
From what I've found people respond very well to color. Have you considered color coding the icons and then using a legend for the user to reference? For example for a washroom you could make the icon a blue washing machine.
Jun
12
comment Dropdown navigation menus - should top menu option link to content?
I think a screen shot of what is going on would help. Personally I am not getting the difference between the "Pages" and "Page categories" and the "Create new page" and "Create new page category".
Jun
12
comment Solving category display issue
You're welcome.
Jun
11
comment What method can be used to inform the user of different levels of assistance that a service offers?
I really like this idea, but would it flow better if the policy options were stacked vertically and the features ran horizontal?
Jun
11
comment Hierarchical structure design and usability
Some screen shots would be helpful to understand your dilemma because I don't really want to have to sign up. This would also be something good to implement on the site itself so a user can understand what they are signing up for. There are also some other usability problems but I wont get into that since it isn't part of the question.
Jun
7
comment Forward and back buttons for navigating through images
Yes that's true that some languages and cultures read from right to left. I guess in the end it is all about knowing the audience you are trying to hit. I have yet to please everyone that uses my site ;).
Jun
7
comment Navigation above site header?
I agree that my navigation might disappear when scrolling regardless of where it is, but my main concern is that the user knows where to look for it when they want to come back up and use it. The only reason I tried the nav this way is to attempt to break from the norm of nav under header site.
Jun
7
comment Navigation above site header?
Thank you, I agree that the way I have it laid out right now may give the user the impression of an inter-site nav instead of the intra-site nav. I think I may try something like your Alt2 example and see how that works out. I would +1 you but I don't have enough rep yet ;). Anyways, thanks a lot.