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Sep
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comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
Google appears to be doing OK. Seems that it's not hurting them too much. Remember Google.com (the search engine) does pretty much one thing and one thing only.
Aug
28
comment Are buttons perceived as rectangles first?
This is somewhat of an iOS7 convention. And it is different than the typical placement where action buttons are placed BENEATH the content area rather than above. So I don't know that it's so much the type of link/button you have, but that it's still a new pattern in general to a lot of people.
Aug
27
comment How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group?
It's not really a set of tips, but a process. Objective and subjective elements go into the design process which includes iterations until a final product comes out the other end. You really need to go through the process.
Aug
27
comment How can I determine the appropriate color,font for a website based on target group?
The general guideline for those questions is to answer "it depends on a lot of things..."
Aug
22
comment Explaining Wireframes to Remote Clients Sent via Email?
@ChrisAplin IMHO, wireframes is a language that is mostly spoken by UX folks and (ideally) those developing. I actually think it's a burden for clients to have to learn a new language when they only care about the final output. Granted, the realities mean they often do need to learn the language, so it only makes sense that we're there to help translate.
Aug
22
comment Explaining Wireframes to Remote Clients Sent via Email?
Disclaimers are good, but clients (like users) don't read. :)
Aug
22
comment Best way to navigate a complex web system
We need more details. Can you describe what these multiple features may be? I can see navigating to two separate pages within the app. But that's not really a UX issue as much as it is an implementation issue--simply ensure that the app allows a user to launch multiple instances in separate browser windows if they so desire. For example: I can open Gmail in multiple windows if I want, each windows preserving their own state.
Aug
22
comment Best way to navigate a complex web system
"Allow use of several features at the same time" = by one user!?
Aug
22
comment Is the vertical left hand menu obsolete?
@CraigHB both ebay and amazon use left side navigation.
Aug
22
comment Is there a recommended height for text fields on high density mobile screens (retina, etc)?
In other words, if you tell mobile safari that your page is supposed to be the same size as the screen, then yes, it will auto-double. However, if you don't tell safari that, it will do its best to shrink the page to a size it feels best fits the phone.
Aug
22
comment Is there a recommended height for text fields on high density mobile screens (retina, etc)?
@myklee are you talking about a mobile web site? Yes, it does apply, but you also need to tell safari about the viewport settings: developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/AppleApplications/…
Aug
21
comment Is showing product price after registering bad UX?
I'd consider this similar to bait-and-switch techniques, which are never good UX.
Aug
20
comment Four states, one checkbox - any way for it to make sense?
@Izhaki radio buttons aren't for multiple choice, checkboxes are.
Aug
20
comment How to tell Facebook users don't be afraid to sign in?
For those that are concerned about this, the only real solution is to offer options other than Facebook sign in.
Aug
19
comment Is there really a content strategy just for mobile?
While it may be easier to consume said content on your laptop, there's no good argument to prevent people from getting to it on any device. In fact, the biggest argument for allowing it is that more and more people are accessing the web only through mobile devices.
Aug
19
comment 0 to 10 rating system alternative
I like this idea, though it's sometimes frustrating to have to give an answer to something you truly are ambivalent about. And I think, at times, it's good to know which features/products your users are ambivalent about.
Aug
19
comment 0 to 10 rating system alternative
I agree with this but would argue that 3 points is typically enough. Like, neutral, dislike.
Aug
18
comment How is it called when you have 2 links that lead to the same page?
Generally, this is simply how hypertext works. There's no real rule as to what links to what or how many links link to what. UX-wise, I'm not sure there's a particular name other than it's perhaps a couple of feature call-outs (that just happen to link to the same page). Of course, I'd question the need for the separate page. Why not just call out the two features on the landing page itself?
Aug
18
comment Why do websites disallow the plus sign in e-mails
Well, 'properly' means different things. I agree, from a UX perspective, neutral analysis is ideal. Alas, I've seen user data used as much to defend business's personal preferences. :/
Aug
18
comment UI Design of News Magazine with borders, boxes or no seperation
There is no 'best' here. It all comes down to your particular implementation of these and how it fits with your particular content and reader's needs.