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Jan
23
comment Displaying varying prices
As a minor enhancement to this suggestion, I recommend highlighting Sat/Sun in a slightly different color.
Jan
21
comment Are HTTP error codes user-friendly?
Developers should be ignoring the page content and paying attention to the headers. Having an html page with an error code is not particularly helpful to developers; it is way too much effort to parse such a page compared to the effort to read the headers.
Jan
18
comment Equal Opportunities Button
I would prefer "skip this" instead of "cancel," as the latter may be misinterpreted to mean that the user's application will be canceled, rather than merely the equal opportunities form.
Jan
17
comment Is it wrong to use a master-detail on smartphone (mobile) with two scrolls?
+1 For unintentional scrolling. It isn't just a problem of appearance; scrolling using a very narrow band is more difficult.
Jan
14
answered What are advantages and disadvantages of MagicScroll?
Jan
14
comment Norton Safe Web Verification — Impact on User
It is no surprise that dodgy sites like seals. The less well-known a site is, the more important it is to find some way to establish trust. If a customer already trusts you, adding a seal won't help (and might even hurt).
Jan
14
comment Is it good practice to avoid using 'Yes' and 'No' buttons in favor of descriptions of the action?
Use Save/Discard/Cancel. See ux.stackexchange.com/a/9960/16833 . Your user didn't read your dialog box at all. If you're lucky, your user did read the button text.
Jan
14
comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Interestingly, Google Chrome calls that button a hotdog .
Jan
9
comment Which way is better to invite your facebook friends via an IOS/Android app?
On the Android platform, adding SMS support causes scary warnings during App install/download (because malicious applications can send text messages to pay services). So, I recommend against adding SMS support to an application. However, if your application already requires SMS support, SMS may be a good approach.
Jan
8
answered Should 404 page redirect to an error page?
Jan
7
answered Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?
Jan
2
comment CRM Icons for 'Leads, contacts and accounts'
Flagged as off-topic. Per the Faq: "I'm having trouble coming up with a good icon for feature X. Should I ask here for ideas? - No"
Jan
2
comment User testing for car interfaces
I like your pacman suggestion. It requires attention, but offers frequent chances for the user to look away for a moment and rare chances for the user can look away for a long moment. This seems a decent facsimile for driving.
Jan
2
comment How to avoid 12:00 AM midnight/noon confusion in a time input field?
Despite the confusion, most applications still take that approach. Most users expect 12:01AM to be 1 minute after 12:00AM, so using AM is a slight compromise.
Dec
31
comment Is domain name important for user experience?
See also Are Domain Hacks Usable . Daniel's point was particularly insightful: "I've always pushed for buying the dot-com version in addition to the 'cute' URL... and not considering a URL if the .com version isn't available. Just like Bitly owns bit.ly and bitly.com. "
Dec
26
comment What are the best practices on religious holidays?
@MonicaCellio: Acknowledging the holiday season is also important for marketing purposes, though not as an in-person greeting. If your company is a likely source of holiday sales and/or gift shopping, it's common to email customers something like "Buy holiday gifts from us. Here's what's on sale. For guaranteed shipping, please buy by [XX]."
Dec
26
comment Search solution for user who does not know Regex
@AmandeepJiddewar: A simple way to follow PieterB's suggestion is via Google Custom Search . It's basically Google's prepackaged implementation of his suggestion.
Dec
24
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Dec
24
comment In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?
I agree with kmonsoor's recommendation: Use a magnifying glass icon. That icon looks too similar to the "drag" icon used in image editors, though it is rotated 45 degrees. In my experience, a "full screen" icon usually has a rectangle in its center, if that is what you were going for. Though a full screen icon isn't really appropriate in this case.
Dec
24
comment Is “chars” a universally understandable abbreviation for “characters”?
@MarkGavagan: Most users who see a limitation on letters within a form field will assume "letters" includes all characters, rather than only letters. You'll occasionally get a user who complains, but this is more often due to pedantry than confusion. A possible exception might be for physical services like embossing and drawing (in which case a user might expect a space character to be free). I think "letters" may, in fact, be more understandable to users than the word "characters," as it's a more common word.