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comment What kind of animations can I use in flat design?
Take sound, for example. In certain contexts, a subtle 'chime' to indicate an alert--like Gmail has can be a enhancement. A midi song that auto-plays when you load a web page, well that's an annoyance. So whatever animation you come up with, as long as it has a reason to exist, it's probably a good decision.
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comment Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form?
@Hynes If you can predict that the form will fit entirely on one screen, then I'd agree, but if the form is spanning multiple screen scrolls, not having a summary can be a challenge, as now a user has to play "where's waldo" to find all the errors. I think grant is correct in stating there's no one way to handle this. Forms aren't all the same, and will likely require different approaches to error handling based on context.
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comment Which browsers allow users to reveal passwords in password fields?
I'd argue that any UX solution to attempt to fix 'lack of security of physical device' are always going to somewhat of a compromise. I could argue that other people sitting down to use someone's browser is not a problem the UI needs to solve. That's a problem the owner of the computer needs to solve.
7h
comment Is skeumorphism dead?
I think "Go with your users, not the trends" is excellent advice. Upvoted.
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comment Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form?
which is fine. What can be a hindrance, however, is if it is a long form and you don't have a summary at the top. That can make completing the form with a screen reader a huge headache.
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comment Is skeumorphism dead?
EXCELLENT point that may have been unintentional. The opposite of 'flat' is 'realism'. Both can be skeuomorphic, thoug.
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comment Where is the best place to show validation/error messages in a form?
There are good accessibility reasons to have a summary of errors at the top, though. A summary doesn't mean you've separated the errors from the form. It's just that you're providing an additional summary of the errors that are in the form. (In other words, a summary does not preclude you from also putting the error messages near the problem)
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comment What kind of animations can I use in flat design?
There's no rule for this. Use what works. Try to keep your animations subtle so they enhance, rather than distract from the overall experience.
21h
comment Native apps | Mixing compiled UI-UX with unknown dynamic controls and interactions
I'm not entirely clear what you are asking. Are you talking about interoperability between apps--some of which you may not know the UI of?
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comment Why do histograms not have spaces in between bars (as opposed to a bar graph)?
In reading the linked article, my takeaway is that the key difference is that a histogram is the individual sums that make up one complete whole. Not having a gap helps (IMHO) make that clearer and differentiates it from a bar chart (which usually isn't showing parts of a whole, but comparing separate wholes). In the end, though, it's perhaps a matter of semantics to decide how to best present particular data.
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comment Accessibility - Keyboard Focus order - tab directly to form or tab through all elements?
It depends heavily on context. Treat it just as you would as a visual person. Is the logo important for you on that page? If not, then it's not likely important for a person with a screen reader, either.
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comment Search vs. Look Up
We can offer thoughts but without more context, it's just our thoughts vs. your client. Can you provide more details. What kind of interaction is this? Who are the users? Are you going to do any user interviews/testing/research? etc
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comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
It also doesn't really address the metaphor differences, as you can take something out of the trash as easily as the recycle bin.
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comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
If true--interesting! And really silly, as we're talking digital files. There's no 'yuck' involved.
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comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
A literal metaphor, perhaps, but in terms of a GUI metaphor, they're pretty much equal. It's very clear to the user that this is 'going away'. Whether one throws something in the trash vs. recycle bin, it's gone, and that's all the user cares about.
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comment Why did Microsoft choose the word “Recycle Bin”?
@Kax I like 'toilet'! Think of the interactions and sound effects!
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comment Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
I haven't seen that before. Very interesting! And good to know!
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comment Best way to represent gender
The concept of gender identity being a binary choice is fading. For example, Facebook now lists 56 options slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/02/21/… (admittedly, that may be a bit extreme for say, the DMV--but does make a lot of sense for a social site)
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comment Why do Facebook and Instagram force you to play videos?
My guess is so that you watch it.
Apr
15
comment Why internet explorer is being used by many users
Also, don't go to w3Schools :) w3fools.com