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UI/UX contractor. Experience in Government, Automotive, Travel, Finance, TV/Set-top.


Aug
28
comment Rating or Grading on touch devices (smartphones/tablets)
+1 - good, complete answer
Aug
28
comment How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three
Do you think? I don't think so - a simple regex and case statement - could be done purely client side, server side or ajax combination of both
Aug
28
comment Rating or Grading on touch devices (smartphones/tablets)
I favour the scroll to rate - I hate that feeling in a touch screen where you have to be precise to get something right. The mobiscroll jQuery plugin works very well :)
Aug
28
comment What's a typeable symbol to indicate “starts with” in a filter field?
Good idea, though to stop the problems outlined by @Brian how about a lighter-colour asterisk and ellipsis that prepends whatever you type but cannot be removed? *...Query
Aug
25
comment What symbol to use to represent feedback
Interesting idea - I hadnt thought of that one!
Aug
24
comment What symbol to use to represent feedback
Excellent idea!
Aug
24
comment What symbol to use to represent feedback
What do you think about the 'Edit' connotations?
Aug
24
comment What symbol to use to represent feedback
I did find similar images but was unsure about their resemblance to ballot boxes (which, in effect, they are). I tried making a more simple symbol for the image above but it ended up looking like a post box if you don't have the word 'Feedback' written on it. If it wasn't for the UI/Design specifics this would certainly be the right choice to make
Aug
24
comment What symbol to use to represent feedback
Hi @msanford - Will edit the question to give more info on form
Aug
24
comment A proper title for e-mail and website address together?
Not a problem @dhmholley - easily done!
Aug
24
comment A proper title for e-mail and website address together?
facepalm Why didn't I think of that?!
Aug
24
comment A proper title for e-mail and website address together?
@dhmholley Was simply using inputs as a display example, same applies to outputs - wasn't suggesting input method as I'm sure Naji has this covered! Naji If you're looking for a text title I guess go with the above, and if it is an input - Which I promise I'm not saying it has to be! ;) - maybe you could add a placeholder as an example to the users in case the title isn't clear enough
Aug
24
comment Suggestion for long form like an invoice
Thanks for the link Brian, I'll use that another time for sure. And no worries @jelumalai happy to help!
Aug
23
comment Suggestion for long form like an invoice
Good point about mandatory field. I'll modify my answer to add a screenshot of how I tackled the same problem.
Aug
13
comment 'My Account' or 'Your Account'?
Are there any other my/your links elsewhere in the site?
Aug
13
comment How do I make colour codes learnable?
If you implement the necessary backup system for users who are colour blind and that results in the new colour being labelled that should help a bit
Aug
10
comment How would I best indicate the required format for a phone number (country + area code)
Good point - no reason the server side processing can't detect this too. UX-wise that would be ideal
Aug
8
comment Why do ATMs (Cash Machines) display a thank you message for so long?
Think about this - when the message shows and he takes his time you're annoyed with him. When the message doesn't show and he feels the need to get the hell out of there he feel pressured by the machine and the bank is guilty by association. They're transferring the hate! Conspiracy!
Aug
8
comment Scrollbars in right-to-left layout
Excellent question - not one I can answer but like you said most systems seem to keep them in the same place as LTR. I worked on a system which was arabic and the client (arabic speaking) never raised the scrollbars being on the right as an issue.
Aug
8
comment Follow button change text after click
Sorry - replace the word activate with follow - in both. Having a green tick with unfollow will confuse people!