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May
19
comment How usable are bars that disappear / reappear on scroll?
Transitional volatility in web navigation by David R. Danielson. Was referenced from Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience. Or see the full thesis.
May
14
comment Presenting both information and validation errors in the same form?
Not directly related to your question, but: 1) Field says "Current password", while error message says "Old password". 2) What does it mean "appears to be incorrect"? It is either correct or not. 3) Confirm is an action for which you normally tick or press something, the users really 're-enter' their password.
May
10
comment Should a legal footer have two different positions depending on page content length?
UX is also about business goals, which have to account for legal formalities (which themselves can be required due to government regulation and not lawyers). Terms of use and privacy can actually be very important in UX if you 'spy' on users using inspeclet etc.
May
10
comment Should a legal footer have two different positions depending on page content length?
I'm not sure what is being asked here, and more specifically - what are the alternatives? Both designs make sense, in both you put the legal clause in the footer, it is just that one is on a scrollable page, the other is on a non-scrollable page (the content is, but not the page).
May
9
comment Showing items in a list with limited space
It would really help to know: 1) what sort of application is this? Desktop? Web? 2) Are you to support mobile or tablets? 3) Roughly what sort of target audience we are talking about?
Apr
29
comment How to determine the oldest browser version to support before you have users
@benjaminjosephw, while I don't reject what seems to be your assumption, it'd be more constructive to provide a more relevant statistics or at least a stronger argument. Nevertheless, I wonder if in your view a world wide statistics showing 17% of IE8 usage, and one that would show 0.5% still will have no relevance? The statistics given is just to give a rough indication to the scale of IE8 usage.
Apr
28
comment Which is perferred - a standalone login page or a javascript popup over a MyAccount page?
So users can already be on the My Account page before they need to login?
Apr
27
comment Data on benefits of show password reset form
"Most UX designers are clear that having 1 new password field with a mechanism to show the password is a better..." - Can you provide references to backup this statement? This practice has serious security consequences.
Apr
16
comment Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app
What does each icon do when you click on it?
Apr
8
comment Lazy context menus
What sort of worse-case delay are we talking about here? Some system can take 20-30 seconds to respond (data mining). My whatsapp takes about 12 second to become responsive on my iPhone 4s.
Apr
8
comment Support consistency or primary user journey?
@Sarah, I don't think 'Muscle memory' is the right term here - it is used to denote motor actions that require no conscious attention.
Apr
1
comment Accessible and Responsive Tables?
@Pdxd A) This discussion should really move to the chat room. B) I'm really interested in your experience, working solution and feedback/criticism. C) Do remember that the question was about accessibility AND responsiveness. D) I wish I could test it with users, but we only tested it with Voice Over. E) God knows when I'll find the time, but I'll try to share with you the recording of the screen reader and the DOM.
Mar
31
comment Accessible and Responsive Tables?
@Pdxd. Correct me if I'm wrong but <ol><li> elements is semantic markup - a list item within an ordered list. Accessibility wise, you can put whatever markup and ARIA in the DOM to help AT usage. I'm not sure why quantity is being attached to semantics here: the semantics of 15 fields are these fields, and 50 rows is just 50 rows. Say you'd have to read to a blind person all the football fixtures of his favourite team for a whole season, what semantics you'd have in mind other than the information of each fixture?
Mar
31
comment Accessible and Responsive Tables?
@KRyan I'm not sure I get it. The header is marked aria-hidden. Each 'ol' and 'li' item has aria-label and other cross-readers attributes. Am I missing something?
Mar
25
comment Ideal breaks for long numbers?
Where is this thumb rule from? Because in UX you will rarely find identical, or even similar problems - context changes a lot in what already involves many many variables. Michael Jackson (not the late singer) said that rules of thumbs are for people who apply a solution without really thinking about the problem.
Mar
24
comment Ideal breaks for long numbers?
Seriously doubt the Word Superiority Effect applies here - the process involving word recognition shares little with that of numbers. You could tell what the missing letters in le_t and b_rd are, but you wouldn't be able to tell the missing digit in 38_1.
Mar
24
comment Is there a research about effectiveness of swipe interfaces vs tap interfaces?
There are quite a few relevant hits if you search for swipe tap touch on Google Scholar.
Mar
24
comment How to show that items in a “Filtered” List will contain only a portion of what would be in the unfiltered item?
The question is unclear - could you please try to elaborate or make it clearer?
Mar
24
comment How to show validation messages on a modal/dialog form
Only slightly related - this seems to be a fill-and-forget type of form; meaning users enter details and move on, without being able to view the filled form again. So instead of labels you can use placeholders. That will buy you some space.
Mar
24
comment Displaying statistics: Use spider graphs?
Hi Farbod. The question is very broad. There is a lot of theory out there on what graphs can be used with different types of data sets, and their pros and cons. Just the fact you wish to plot shooting accuracy cannot inform the type of graph to be used - what are the other dimensions? And what sort of information users would like to extract?