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Aug
13
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
@belacqua certainly not arguing. And defining terms is likely an ongoing challenge in the world of typography. I don't think people have agreed upon typographic terms and likely never will. They all tend to be fuzzy. :)
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
And also note the study studied 12 typefaces. There are thousands upon thousands of typefaces. So, it's hard to believe that the particularities of the 12 faces studies are necessarily universal truths that would apply to all typefaces.
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
@belacqua in traditional typography, italics isn't an effect -- it's a type of typeface. It was carefully designed to be readable. Granted, computers often use a 'fake' italics (automatically slanting the typeface) which is an effect...but not a true italics typeface.
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
Well put. The research in to 'best typeface for readability' are so few and far between, and those that exist relatively weak in terms of conclusions, one shouldn't put too much weight into them.
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
In addition, edeverett's answer points out some other valid concerns with this particular study.
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
That second quote isn't about italics, per se, but about low resolution screens, which the OP states (and I agree) is less of an issue with mobile as well as things like cleartype. As for the last quote, while serif monospace fonts might be great for a subset, they are likely a detriment for a larger subset. I'd be wary of making decisions solely on this limited research of dyslexia.
Aug
9
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
@mcrumley, citation?
Aug
9
comment To use a third party email service for my own website or not
Also, lots of people still read email: forbes.com/sites/capitalonespark/2013/10/01/…
Aug
9
comment To use a third party email service for my own website or not
what is a web hotel?
Aug
9
comment To use a third party email service for my own website or not
Not sure this is a UX question.
Aug
8
comment Best design for 'undo' in rich web apps?
Also, I don't think that's a very good article at all. It's based on some misconceptions. One, a web app shouldn't disrupt the back button. They often do, but that's do to bad software development--not any inherit limitation with the concept of a back button. Another is assuming 'back' is always an 'oops' decision. That's not true at all. For example, often a user goes back because they are done with whatever they were looking for and now are ready to go look for something else.
Aug
8
comment Best design for 'undo' in rich web apps?
I think the answer to this question is highly contextual--meaning that how you implement an undo or undo-like feature will depend entirely on what you need to undo. For example, with email or file examples, the pattern would typically be retrieving the object from 'trash' or 'deleted' repositories.
Aug
8
comment Blueprint VS WireFrame
@UXabc are you actually reading my answer and comments? You're not making any sense.
Aug
8
comment Are italics on the web bad for accessibility?
I can't see this being a legitimate argument either.
Aug
7
revised Blueprint VS WireFrame
added 224 characters in body
Aug
7
comment Blueprint VS WireFrame
@UXabc as it's not a specific thing, we can't really answer that question.
Aug
7
comment Toilet flush buttons
accessibility issue (color blind). Also, if you're pee is that color, you have issues. :)
Aug
7
comment Toilet flush buttons
@phyrfox but we Americans fail at fractions: nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/… (search for 'burger' in that story.
Aug
7
answered Blueprint VS WireFrame
Aug
7
comment Blueprint VS WireFrame
also, mock-ups SHOULD adhere to the design guide/blueprint. If not, they aren't really mocking up anything specific.