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Aug
20
comment With infinite scrolling, do scrollbars still make sense?
so perhaps I'm one of the last scrollbar user on the whole World. Windows 7 (the most popular OS in Windows world) and all most popular Desktop Environments in Unix/Linux world are still using scroll bars. So no, there is no way for you to be the last user of the scroll bars in the world. :)
Jul
8
comment How to structure complex forms for business documents?
@dnbrv Yes it can, however, it takes corporations like MS to create such for there is a lack of materials for independent developers.
Jul
8
comment How to structure complex forms for business documents?
@dnbrv Well most UX guidelines are just discussing simple screens that rarely can be found in real enterprise software, leaving even general suggestions on creating such out of the scope.
Jul
8
comment How to structure complex forms for business documents?
@Ben +1 For some reason, there is not enough material on UX in enterprise applications, so developers often referr to desktop UI guidelines that were not written with enterprise software in mind.
Jul
8
comment if a screen has unsaved changes - if the user switched to a different view, should he be prompted to save (otherwise changes will be lost)?
This is especially true, when the user is likely to do a lot of quick iterations like "edit the table - view graphical representation".
Jul
3
comment What do you do when you have too many choices in a checkbox field set?
@Lisa Slight colorcoding and showing description of a role, when the mouse is over it, will make it quite connected.
Jul
3
comment What do you do when you have too many choices in a checkbox field set?
Awesome solution! However the asker did not ask for groups. Also I think checkbox and cross is a bad combination for one represents state and action, while the later is action only. The ratio of gain and efforts to implement should also be considered. Dynamically managing checkboxes layout is no easy task in most UI toolkits.
Jul
3
comment What do you do when you have too many choices in a checkbox field set?
I mentioned it in the last sentence. The image of NetBeans IDE dialog which I posted actually shows an example of what I am talking about -- using text area underneath to show description of a selected item.
Jul
3
comment What do you do when you have too many choices in a checkbox field set?
Yes, but if you read the question carefully, it was mentioned that check boxes become a problem if there are 10+ roles. So the author was looking for alternatives which I presented.
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
You mention using a link. I was wondering about details of this solution, not a link to some source.
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
Link? Is it an appropriate GUI element in desktop application? What would be the sample behavior? Expanding the message, when the user click on it?
Jul
2
comment Can text area be used as error/warning/notification output?
Would you please refer to some source on why I should not? This is GTK+ UI, btw, which is the default UI for GNOME 2, which is the DE that is going to be used on the production computers.