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Mar
31
revised A Web Enabled Desktop App
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Mar
31
answered A Web Enabled Desktop App
Mar
30
comment Is the asterisk the common symbol to mark fields as required in all languages?
I gave up asterisks after realizing that it's more effective to denote the exception rather than the rule as described here... ux.stackexchange.com/questions/840/…
Mar
16
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
@DA01 - Read the whole article and you'll see that he has numbers from 50,000 websites. And sure, server side performance and scalability should not be overlooked. But you should measure to determine how much of a problem it is before spending too much time there.
Mar
16
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
Granted, some of these front-end optimizations require server configuration. For example, setting far-future expiration dates, using gzip, etc. But these are still things related to the static files (images, js, css) that make up the majority of requests on your site. Ideally these things should be on a CDN... but you get the idea. These are the things the user spends the most time waiting for (in most cases).
Mar
16
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
@DA01 - I made up that 90% figure, but in reality it's probably higher when looking through Steve Souders' research. The actual quote from Steve Souders is, "80-90% of the end-user response time is spent on the frontend. Start there." stevesouders.com/blog/2012/02/10/the-performance-golden-rule
Mar
16
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
+1. It certainly helps to have performance in mind even in the early design stages of your site. In over 90% of cases, the vast majority of a page's load time can be attributed to front-end elements and has nothing to do with how powerful your server is. For anyone interested in this topic I'd suggest two resources: www.webpagetest.org and stevesouders.com And then you should absolutely use YSlow as well... developer.yahoo.com/yslow
Mar
16
comment What are the benefits to software that has no installation wizard?
@Barfieldmv - Sometimes this will surely be possible. Other times there may practical reasons why you wouldn't want to do this. For example, a .NET application requires the .NET Framework to be installed. The installers I've built with NSIS will automatically download & install the latest version of .NET if necessary. I think to pull that off without an installer would require two executables (one would be an unmanaged "launcher" application.)
Mar
16
answered What are the benefits to software that has no installation wizard?
Dec
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comment For required fields, should we add the red asterisk before or after the field label?
Would you believe neither? Check out my answer to this question... ux.stackexchange.com/questions/840/…
Nov
9
revised Is it normal for users to ask for more detail than should really be implemented?
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revised Is it normal for users to ask for more detail than should really be implemented?
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answered Is it normal for users to ask for more detail than should really be implemented?
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Nov
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revised Which trial experience is better?
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Nov
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comment Greater Than > or Plus +
Agreed. < and > are used in programming, mathematics, etc. But they aren't seen and used in every day life for most people.
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Nov
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comment Greater Than > or Plus +
@MoeSweet - I don't think so. You never really see the + before the number with this kind of thing. If right-aligning is such an issue, couldn't you just pad the numbers that don't have a + with a single space?
Nov
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answered Greater Than > or Plus +
Oct
10
comment Most User-Friendly Form Fields for Entering Date/Time?
@bart - You are quite right. I designed it to only autoformat when there are a total of 8 digits. Entering 1111999 would be one too few and would result in a validation error. Most people, when typing a date without any delimiters, will use 0's in front of the single digit portions of the date... 01111999.