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


Aug
7
comment Inactive State of buttons, to hide or not to hide…that is the question
Very concise - makes me feel like I maybe didn't put enough effort in to my answer now! Upvoted :)
Aug
7
comment What is the UI/UX term for in-view content “jumping” up/down due to changes out of view?
I think there might have been crossed wired here - the question refers to when out of scope content changes size or shape dynamically causing the in-scope content to also 'shift' without any indication of why
Aug
6
comment Display percentage increase/decrease as 110% or +10%?
ah, in this case I would certainly go with +10% and -10%. Maybe double the impact with a green/red indicator for increase/decrease respectively. Fails some colourblind tests but it is just supplementary UX and not vital to use
Aug
6
comment Drop down list for unknown number of items (can be thousands)
Thanks, Ben! As far as implementation goes, if you're using HTML/CSS I think to save having a 'hacky' feel I'd probably have a fake <select> which is actually a bunch of divs and a list or something. If you're going to have mobile users too this isn't perfect as it overrides the native functionality for their device so bear that in mind! Good luck with it! TJ
Aug
6
comment Drag n drop on touch devices
maybe not duplicate, but very similar to: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/24193/…
Aug
6
comment Apple sharing icon the way to go?
You know what those chaps are like - check out the legal side first!
Aug
2
comment What's the correct UI for displaying actions related to a link without obstructing it?
That's easily done using :focus as well as :hover - I always do this as a habit just in case!
Aug
1
comment What cues signal an unchecked state?
Yeah you raise a very good point - I don't really pay much attention to that though - I mean, we're walking bytes here! But I see your point; it builds up system-wide.
Aug
1
comment Touch control of value with high range
Yeah you're right that does happen - but you usually end much closer than 0. Not ideal, but better than holding and watching 0.1 become 9999.9!
Aug
1
comment how to indicate to click on title for more information
I like option 1 thought I feel it suggests a menu will pop out rather than info. Maybe an italic I might be useful as a cross-culture multi-lingual option?
Jul
30
comment iOS auto-correct
Thank goodness for that I though I was going mental! So it IS a UX fail IMO
Jul
27
comment What is the best practice for data table cell content alignment
edit - seeing it as a table I realise what you mean now. I still think left alignment is readable enough to the average user though!
Jul
27
comment What is the best practice for data table cell content alignment
Why is it you're considering right alignment at all? Surely the western standard of left-to-right means content should be left aligned? (assuming it's a LTR userbase)
Jul
27
comment Amber outlined required field
I'll certainly try that - after all the UX only matters relative to the users themselves!
Jul
27
comment How to better name modal buttons “Cancel Request” (submit), “Cancel” (cancel)?
Thanks Chris :)
Jul
27
comment Amber outlined required field
Hi Matthijs, I plan on keeping the asterisk as a backup just in case - but from a distance I'm hoping the orange will make it a little more obvious! Thanks for your answer, and thank you for the points raised regarding Q3
Jul
27
comment Amber outlined required field
Thanks for the link, AndroidHustle. I always enjoy an answer backed up by evidence!
Jul
27
comment Amber outlined required field
Good point, the colour blind testing on this will be done by the users as it's an internal system used by a small group of users. I'll look in to the contrast etc, but I was definitely planning on an asterisk as well
Jul
24
comment Is adding “Flag as inappropriate” button necessary for site with expiring content?
Yeah I understood that :)
Jul
24
comment Why do mobile users give up on the mobile site and switch back to the full site instead?
IMO a mobile site should always make the content more likely to be required on-the-go easier to get to. If we all did this people wouldn't want to disable mobile sites at all!