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Aug
26
comment Task list due date format
Wording like "time until due" "time remaining" creates a greater sense of urgency for the item as compared to something more neutral like "Due time" e.g. Due Wednesday, Due Today at 3pm. Take a look at this: momentjs.com
Aug
20
comment Hyphens or en dashes—which are more readable when used in number ranges?
I also feel whitespace is the issue instead of the length of the hyphen/dash. Unless you're into typography, most people wouldn't know/care about the difference between a hyphen and a dash.
Aug
19
comment Idea to enhance the UX and the legibility of an internship report
Food for thought... what's good for computer UI does not necessarily translate directly into a printed document. e.g. breadcrumbs are used on web because webpages can be cross linked to tons of other webpages and user can become lost without wayfinding elements. On a printed document? You have physical pages. All pages with the same section follows sequentially.
Aug
19
answered How to make connected lists on a website comprehensible for non experienced users
Aug
15
answered Name for: thumbnail getting big and spreads text?
Aug
15
comment Removing features - should there be flags to notify users beforehand?
Not directly on the report, but there is dev resources available to tweak the point where you launch the report. Not sure we can be as specific as the exact date because we have a rolling release process, but it's a good suggestion to put in a ball park date range.
Aug
15
asked Removing features - should there be flags to notify users beforehand?
Aug
14
comment Use of technical terms
@Blam If stats aren't doing the trick with marketing. Then the only thing you have left is user testing. Invite some users to interact with your current interface and record the session. Then play back key highlights to the marketing team to assure them that the existing terminology is really an non-issue.
Aug
14
answered Use of technical terms
Aug
14
comment Is there a way to have a user only input multiples of 5,000?
@Pdxd Perhaps option 2 with bdimag's suggestion of rounding numbers + a tooltip notice to indicate values must be in increments of 5000?
Aug
12
comment Accessibility of linked DOC/DOCX files
@stockholmux Consider feeding your doc URLs through Google Document Viewer. docs.google.com/viewer I believe the outputs should be standard text that's readable by screen reader. If not, they still have the option to download the original doc.
Aug
12
answered Best way to convince managers importance of typography
Aug
12
answered Is Markdown for emails effective?
Aug
1
answered Displaying and editing multivalued attribute?
Jul
29
comment Source of user contacts for app
Question: If Facebook contacts is the only way you can import acquaintances... then from the user's perspective why should they download your app when facebook's messages do the same job?
Jul
29
answered Reset page when gridview sort order is changed
Jul
29
comment List versus table design
In other words... use a table when you need to compare between items and use a list when you need to select/view details of a specific item.
Jul
25
comment Should power users be notify when a new feature will change their existing workflow?
@MichaelLai More the latter. These are not substantial changes, but the existing power users have small shortcuts added into the system as feature requests in years pass. Because we're putting in a new mechanism of doing things that will be more intuitive to newer users, we need to take out the "workaround" shortcut.
Jul
24
asked Should power users be notify when a new feature will change their existing workflow?
Jul
24
comment Why is scrolling with the mouse wheel (i.e. in Chrome) in discrete steps?
I first thought it may be a it's easier to implement thing, but the trackpad behaviour on Chrome for Mac is smooth but mouse scroll is by incremental steps. Interesting.