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Mar
8
comment Why do browsers use white text on a blue background for highlighted areas?
Probably not. I don't know the answer, but have a strong hunch it is "because someone on the OS UI team decided to make it that way"
Mar
8
comment Why do browsers use white text on a blue background for highlighted areas?
I'm pretty sure this is an OS-level thing--not a browser implementation.
Mar
7
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
yes. Though I do worry about crossing over to the dark side (ie, marketing. :)
Mar
7
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
"that it's pointing up" doesn't seem any better/worse than it pointing in any other direction.
Mar
7
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
I like this answer but in terms of UX, this is almost black-hat patterns we're talking about.
Mar
7
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
None of these are really user experience reasons, though. (Granted, the question isn't all that UX related to begin with.)
Mar
5
asked Are there established patterns for delete confirmations other than the typical modal?
Mar
5
comment Why do speedometers (in the US, at least) go so high?
The answer is: marketing (as such, this isn't really a UX question)
Mar
5
comment Best Practice Users and Businesses URLs
@AlGallaf we definitely want to help. It's just that I don't see a question in your post. Or what criteria you are using to judge which one to go with. Or what your user's needs are. Context is important.
Mar
4
comment Best Practice Users and Businesses URLs
What's the question? If it's which of those should you use, I don't think we can answer. It depends on your needs. Generally speaking, they're all fine, human-readable URLs.
Mar
4
comment lorem ipsum and mockups for personal projects
(All that said, I've never met a recruiter that I'd put much value in their opinion of my portfolio. Recruiters aren't there to necessarily judge your portfolio...they're there to get you the interview in front of someone else that will then judge your portfolio)
Mar
4
comment lorem ipsum and mockups for personal projects
@JonW in the context of 'selling a design' I don't know that it matters. Whether you're selling your skills for a job, or for a dollar, you need to sell them. While Voltspecter's answer is perhaps opinion, it is an opinion shared by a lot of people--myself included--based on experience.
Mar
4
comment lorem ipsum and mockups for personal projects
@JonW eh...semantics. In both cases you are 'selling your design' to someone. I agree with Voltspecter...Lorem Ipsum is something useful for design teams, but shouldn't be something seen outside the art room.
Mar
2
comment Is the OS and browser used important when taking a screenshot?
"is the OS/Browser combination I use to make the screenshot important?" = in the grand scheme of things, likely not. If it bothers you, use a different combo for each example.
Mar
2
comment Grammar for describing UI design
FWIW, the reverse is often simpler...find the commonalities and build a pattern library. THEN do any necessary additional wireframing.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
@JohnGB the reality is you need to accommodate the people that write the checks, but I am of the philosophy that a UX person needs to advocate for the end user first and foremost.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
But to fix the problem, introduce your client to the wonders of voicemail.
Feb
26
comment Hiding a phone number during nighttime hours
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not an issue the user has, hence not user experience.
Feb
24
comment Should icons be used to represent “name” and “surname” in a form?
@mvicidomini you don't want a hidden label and placeholder text stating the same thing, however. Also, I'm not Okavango :)
Feb
22
comment What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?
But if it's not applicable, then why is it even being charted in the first place?