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UI/UX contractor currently working in Manchester, UK on government project for French international transport/software corp


Sep
24
comment Is it good practice to force users to give us their email address before showing them our site?
Brilliant link, worth a read for any UX person who works with web
Sep
24
comment Floating submit/cancel buttons
Thanks for your answer, +1 for covering both sides. The form is rather variable and will show different fields based on context. The more fields filled in the better, in all cases.
Sep
24
asked Floating submit/cancel buttons
Sep
14
accepted Re-plotting items on a map
Sep
14
answered Linking a Navigation menu item to external URL
Sep
14
comment Re-plotting items on a map
Thanks for your answer Aadaam. I'd considered a click-and-hold time based option but this does seem better. +1 for the very informative example
Sep
14
comment Re-plotting items on a map
@MattObee to answer your question regarding non drag-and-drop options we've not currently implemented a text only way of moving a marker but we'll need to consider one for accessibility
Sep
14
comment Re-plotting items on a map
Hi Monica/Matt - The left click action grabs the map to pan, but there is no static left click actions currently. In the future other ico types will require left click for further information windows. As far as density goes it's massively variable. There might be only one icon on screen at a time or there could be a cluster - these are the 2 most likely scenarios.
Sep
12
asked Re-plotting items on a map
Sep
11
answered Address list following a postcode search, should a drop down list or radio buttons be used?
Sep
7
comment What approach should I use to let users “build” complex products?
+1 for citation link :)
Sep
7
comment How to make an interface look touchable?
I've seen people around and about assuming touch screen more and more recently. You get those kiosks with a screen and a keyboard and sometimes a trackball at train stations and the like, I see a lot of people poking the non-touchscreen displays. Maybe we're learning to assume touch is OK?
Sep
7
comment Why avoid the word “please” in error messages?
I'm not anti-MS at all, don't have emotional attachments to OS's like many do. I don't know WHY MS would care I'm merely wondering whether they're doing it for the sake of THAT UI that you're wording, or if they're doing it to try and solve the bigger problem of the word 'Please' becoming a cliché - all within the scope of "on a computer" - I'm not suggesting MS should be the custodian of the English Language's usage.
Sep
7
comment Why avoid the word “please” in error messages?
Interesting - do you think this might be MS's way of being a grammar nazi? Are they doing this for "The greater good" so that we all learn to use please properly or are they genuinely doing it with UX in mind?
Sep
5
comment What do you call that interfacing zone?
Oh I see, you mean the amount of active area differs between a fingerprint, a stylus end and a cursor point?
Sep
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
5
comment What do you call that interfacing zone?
Are you looking for a name that explains that the interface will differ with different input devices?
Sep
5
comment Should a website UI designer know Javascript/JQuery as well as HTML & CSS?
Possibly off-topic, unsure where to re-distribute to within SE so will leave to mods
Sep
4
comment Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?
Well put @AlexejFroehlich
Sep
4
comment Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?
I like to be, where possible, but I actually got in to UX from being a UI designer so on some projects I'm both. It means that as a UX person I can't blame the UI person and vice versa! Maybe I wouldn't use the word 'boss' as I put UX and visual on the same level, but yeah when I'm UX only their commands do come from me!