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comment Do average users expect the Esc key to work on websites?
Pressing Esc on browser is used to stop the page loading. So if you implement the "Esc" for going back, you might have people getting nowhere from your site. If your user presses Esc before the page (javascript) has been fully loaded it just stops the page loading, and because the javascript isn't loaded jumping on Esc button does nothing.
Aug
27
comment What is the best UX to configure a server application? XML (or text) file or GUI?
IT administrators are usually quite technical, so editing xml is possible, however atleast I feel sometimes frustrated having to edit all sorts of configuration files in locations I never remember. And if there's possibility of errors from inserting invalid strings into the xml, then I would make a GUI with validators (for example datatypes: datetime, integer, decimal).
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
22
awarded  Critic
Mar
12
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
This might be the answer I was looking for, without knowing that this is it. Consistency. Dropdowns can be identified as dropdowns because they have the triangle pointing down in the right side of the input. If they also have totally different background color from other inputs, they're either getting more or less attention, than other inputs. So they're not consistent with other elements with equal importance.
Mar
7
comment what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?
DA01 damn that list... Must +1 since 51 gender options is just madness... Why in a logical world people have to go on and screw up everything ;D drunk
Mar
6
awarded  Student
Mar
6
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Yes, the dropdowns indicate being dropdowns with the down pointing arrow in the right end, and to me that is enough, since they're equal in importance. The background color difference only grinds my gears, because they look like they don't belong on the form. Not sure if I'm just used to have all form inputs to have the same feel in them...
Mar
6
revised Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Added info that the dropdowns are equally important with other inputs.
Mar
6
comment Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Yeah the dropdowns are "same level" inputs as the text inputs, so no need to draw extra attention to them or draw attention off them, they are equal in importance.
Mar
6
asked Should dropdown background color be same as other (text) inputs on a form?
Mar
5
comment Forced input restrictions
Ok, then I misread the question, I understood that it doesn't give any visual feedback, only that it doesn't let users write 3 repeated letters. But is there any explanation in the little bloop red or is it just sign of "not ok". If someone would really have a name like Jooohn in the Netherlands or something, then he might start going nuts if he can't type his name and it keeps only giving a hint that "not ok".
Mar
5
answered Forced input restrictions
Mar
5
revised Input fields with different sizes
Added the last sentence to improve the answer.
Mar
5
answered Input fields with different sizes
Mar
3
comment What part of overview item should be clickable
Good examples and comments, I've noticed that annoyingly quite many news sites have everything clickable, and the image and title would be enough. And also for SEO it would be better to have the title link to the content, and not everything, so that the link relates to the linked content headers.
Mar
2
comment Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes?
@DA01 yeah, that's why the sentence ends "though other dark-on-light combinations also work well".
Mar
2
answered What text should be used for an insertion button? “Create”, “New” or “Add”?
Mar
2
answered Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes?
Feb
21
comment Should messages (e. g. in a message box) be terminated with a period?
I think this has been answered already in here ... In your examples I would go with period, since it's a real sentence.