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Mar
25
comment General rule to calculate padding
No, there is no general rule.
Mar
25
comment Too many buttons in an iOS application
I'm not sure what the question is.
Mar
25
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
(Actually, this specific question may not have been a hot-topic...just a popular old one...still, same issues...)
Mar
25
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
But do leave this answer. It's a good one. Don't be too discouraged by the down voters. They likely just aren't UX folks.
Mar
25
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
Dirk...this is a 'hot topic' question. Alas, a big problem with hot topic questions is a) the question is usually not that good--just popular and b) the people voting on answers are coming from other sites, so not actual subject matter experts. I think hot-topics are a problem on the SE sites. I opened up a META discussion regarding it: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/288471/…
Mar
24
comment Font size in actual iOS differs from Photoshop mockup?
You could ask this on Graphic Design. But to answer your question, how PhotoShop spec's type in points is different than how a browser will do it. Never assume your Photoshop file will match code.
Mar
24
comment What's an excellent example of tips integrated on a web page?
Are you sure you even need these? I'm a big advocate of getting rid of tool-tips and the like altogether. Either fix the problem that requires the tooltip in the first place, or consider making the copy you see on the screen explain things better so that you don't need a secondary bit of content.
Mar
22
comment Online store, best way to display a shirt with front and back graphic
@MarkoK good edit
Mar
22
comment Online store, best way to display a shirt with front and back graphic
perhaps nod fiddly, but cumbersome if you're scanning a large selection of items. It lacks 'scanability'. (And gimmicks can be useful...sometimes it's the gimmick that provides delight. So they can work. I'd just consider them carefully)
Mar
22
comment How do I make a photo look like a checkbox?
The problem with hover is that it's non-existent on so many devices today. Do not rely on hover as your only bit of user feedback that it's selectable.
Mar
20
comment Readability of overlaid text on images
This is a graphic design question more than a UX question. I'd suggest it be migrated to GD. As for an answer to the question, asking if there is a consensus on a rather subjective topic is going to be tough.
Mar
20
comment UX Parameters for Interaction Design
@JordanMcGuigan Hmm...sorry, I'm not much help there. Sounds like a list some UX speaker put together.
Mar
20
comment How should a small team begin to address usability/UX for a web application when it hasn't been a focus in the past?
Testing is usually in context of your particular product. You're testing your product with your sample audience. User research can be much broader and can include interviews, job shadowing, surveys, etc.
Mar
20
comment How many more people do I reach if we build a website that reaches WCAG Level AAA?
@JonW fair point. "Being accessible" shouldn't cost more. Meeting particular guidelines may very well be more accessible--which is yet another reason I'd argue to not put to much weight on the specifics of the guidelines, but aim for the spirit of them. At the end of the day, a person doesn't care that you meet some standard. All that they care is that they can use your site.
Mar
20
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
This only answers the question of "What is the best font on jpierson's computer" for narrow typesetting. So this is hardly a good universal answer.
Mar
20
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
This is the correct answer to this question.
Mar
20
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
While a valid question, there is no one answer to this. And the chosen answer is purely subjective opinion in that it's only working with a small handful of typefaces. This should not be a highly rated UX question, IMHO--and likely belongs on Graphic Design anyways.
Mar
20
comment How many more people do I reach if we build a website that reaches WCAG Level AAA?
@AxKai I think adhering to published guidelines can be overkill. I find that that is often a distraction from bigger-picture accessibility goals. I've been on a lot of teams that produce WCAG compliant code, but still produce rather inaccessible sites--as they miss the entire spirit of the guidelines.
Mar
20
comment How many more people do I reach if we build a website that reaches WCAG Level AAA?
Not a bad answer, but you are referring to ADA, while the question is referring to WCAG.
Mar
19
comment Customizing the native look and feel?
Neither is more important than the other. It all depends on the specifics of your project/users/goals.