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comment Should archived files (.zip, .gz, .7z, etc) have a subdirectory with the same name or not?
I suspect that it's just that a profesional is more likely to have all the files they want to zip in a project folder, and when they build the archive, they just right-click on the project folder, inadvertently adding it to the archive as well. Amateurs are more likely to select a set of files and then manually "add them to foo.zip", which won't preserve a folder structure.
Jul
8
comment Has user testing found that the “three horizontal bars” for main menu on mobile is commonly understood?
We included user comprehension of the handburger icon as part of a broader set of formal usability tests on our mobile site. I haven't got anything to link you to, but we found no issues at all in comprehension across a range of ages and genders of users on a fashion ecommerce site.
Jul
6
awarded  Yearling
Jun
27
comment What are the advantages of a card-centric user interface?
+1 for well researched blog post
Jun
27
comment What patterns should I use for huge data
Do your users need to compare data between the two tables? If they do, don't put them in tabs.
Jun
26
comment Is it a bad idea to have a single and multi-page hybrid site?
It depends heavily on your implementation, but so long as you make it transparent to the user that you're loading something in a different page you won't be going far wrong.
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
oh, as a final tip, if all processing sales will eventually complete then rather than using NumberOfCompletedSales/NumberOfProcessingSales, use instead NumberofCompletedSales/TotalNumberofSales (i.e. NumberOfCompletedSales + NumberOfProcessingSales). This formulation shows the relationship between the numbers a lot better, and means you're dealing in a clean fraction at all times. It isn't clear in your current presentation that the numbers on either side of the / are independent of each other. That's not conventionally how / characters are used when presenting numbers.
Jun
19
revised How to improve Sales Statistics?
grammar change, again :/
Jun
19
revised How to improve Sales Statistics?
cleaned up non-gramattical sentence
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
The key theoretical takeaway here is the one of the two metrics is the one they'll want to look at first, and the second is a drill-down they'll want to look at in specfic cases. Showing them both at once will make it hard to see trends in the data over time. Mainly because there'll just be so many damn numbers that you won't be able to visually pick out patterns.
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
If as I suspect, they'll want to use orders as their primary metric, but still be able to drill-down into units, then you're best off using orders as your default metric, and show the units in a tool-tip when they hover over the cell.
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
If you do that 3[10]/4[15] thing, it will be very hard to get a sense of what the data is telling you. I'd suggest having the table either show you you orders or units, and have a switch in the top right that changes it over. I'd ask your actual users to see if they want this level of detail, and which of the two options they'd prefer to see by default. I really wouldn't try to pack two metrics into one cell like that. It becomes nearly impossible to read easily.
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
Sorry about that: you tagged the question html, so I was using html/css terminology. In my picture, the thing separating the labels from the data is a thin grey line, in html that's called a bottom-border. It's cleaner and easier to read than making everything green.
Jun
19
answered How to improve Sales Statistics?
Jun
19
comment How to improve Sales Statistics?
@AlexeyKolchenko You should turn that into an answer, it's useful information.
Jun
12
revised How can I make monochrome icons work?
minor formatting changes
Jun
12
comment How can I make monochrome icons work?
@DA01 it's explicitly data-ink by Tufte's definition, it carries information. It can't be chart junk.
Jun
11
comment How can I make monochrome icons work?
This answer suggests a simillar approach to a simillar problem with less awful pictures than me: ux.stackexchange.com/a/59788/16187
Jun
10
answered How can I make monochrome icons work?
Jun
3
comment What should a e-mail address confirmation e-mail say?
@Celeritas and all the mental overhead and processing required to read and understand the email. It's definitely an improvement.