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Apr
8
comment Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills?
"UI/visual design and UX/IA require very different skillsets" = gotta disagree on that. They can be different skillsets but they also can overlap quite a bit. They are also incredibly related--one influences the other. Some of the best UX/UI designers I've worked are adept at wearing both hats simultaneously. To say one is left brain and the other is right brain isn't all that accurate, IMHO. Both require creative and analytical thinking. (All that said, I would agree that not everyone desires to do both, so that's a valid point)
Apr
7
comment How to test icons with users?
"and a label" = wouldn't that remedy any nit-picks about the icons?
Apr
7
comment Why does the green “+” button in Mac apps only maximize the height?
To add some history, MacOS never had 'maximized' application windows. It was always a multi-windowed UI unlike Windows, which did have fully maximized app window concept.
Apr
7
comment Expressing “Whiteboard” and “Editing” with two different visual metaphors
By "Edition" do you mean "Editing"? As for using a pencil for 'editing' I'd argue that standard usage trumps any concern about confusing with a whiteboard (which don't literally use pencils anyways).
Apr
5
comment Does a free trial diminish the value of my product?
@DirkvB maybe? To me that'd just make me suspect. Again, go back to the car analogy. I don't care how exclusive the car is, I still want to take it for a test drive. :)
Apr
4
comment Help bubble next to a radio button
@EvilClosetMonkey I agree. That's not to say they all might not work, but I think the first option reduces the edge case issues and also has the benefit of being the most typical implementation.
Apr
4
comment Does a free trial diminish the value of my product?
I don't know why a free trial would diminish the value of something. As a consumer, being able to try-before-you-buy has always seemed to be a huge benefit. Does offering test drives reduce the value of a Toyota?
Apr
4
comment Help bubble next to a radio button
@EvilClosetMonkey is asking the right question here. If every item needs help text, how useful is the list to begin with? If the help text is really important, I'd suggest that you put the text on the screen next to the label itself. If it's not really important, than I wouldn't sweat where the help button is (or if you even really need it)
Apr
4
comment Help bubble next to a radio button
Option 3 might be OK, but you'll want to ensure you run it through a screen reader to ensure you have the source order correct. It may not make sense to have the help read to you before the item the help is actually referring to.
Apr
4
comment Help bubble next to a radio button
Option one is the only viable one, IMHO. Proximity is correct, and you're not interfering with the label/input relationship. @darklord Note that the last option won't work on a touch device and it also offers no context to the user that there is help to be found.
Apr
4
comment Why we don't use wider interfaces on wide screens
@danijar no, 320px would be the smallest common resolution. :)
Apr
4
comment If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
In general, if you are solely focused on UX, it'd be better to adopt a 'we partner with...' model for things outside of UX. So partner with developers from day 1. Partner with visual designers from day 1. Partner with marketing, etc...
Apr
4
comment If I am not the developer and I haven't hired one, how should I explain the development step of my UX design process to potential clients?
It sounds like you focus on UX Design (which is great) but gloss over visual design (which isn't so great--per the feedback you got). I'd just omit saying anything about 'themes'
Apr
4
comment Should I add sound effects to my web site?
@ChristopherJamesCalo perhaps partly, but while there certainly is poor sound implementation there are also very objective reasons as to why sounds should be avoided in general on web pages. Yes, there are rare exceptions where it can be a nice thing (one example being when used very sparingly as a background alert)
Apr
4
comment Why do users reply to messages clearly marked as do not reply
@Pdxd who's to say? I can't speak for each user. But email, as a medium, is designed to be a two-way street. I'd suggest that emails sent from a no-reply address are akin to robo-calls on your phone. They're impersonal. Sometimes that's fine, but for those that do want to reply, why not let them?
Apr
3
comment Designing For Big Screens / TVs Best Practices
For sure. You'll have to weigh the readability of the font size with the time it takes to show the pertinent data to the user.
Apr
3
comment Why do users reply to messages clearly marked as do not reply
A better question: Why are emails sent that aren't designed to have responses to? :)
Apr
3
comment Designing For Big Screens / TVs Best Practices
This sounds less like 'web design' and more about 'kiosk' or 'wayfinding/signage' design. Perhaps use those as your search terms.
Apr
3
comment Why do squares look taller than wide on screens?
If you draw a circle on screen, is it a circle? If not, it sounds like your screen is set to a resolution that doesn't match the aspect ration of your monitor.
Apr
2
comment How can I show popovers on a mobile browser layout?
That's certainly an option.