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Jul
17
comment Trebuchet font and user experience
Trebuchet was designed for screen use, so it's certainly an acceptable option.
Jul
17
comment What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?
I'm not sure I'd call contextual help ala pop-ups the same thing as coach marks, though. To me 'coach marks' are an overlay directly on the UI itself pointing to specific items, whereas contextual help is about accessing help, but not having it applied directly on the UI (rather in a side window/pop-up).
Jul
16
comment What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?
That's a good edit. I really haven't heard the term much in use prior to mobile apps, so that '93 might very well be the first use in the context of software UI. But interesting to find out if anyone knows of an earlier instance.
Jul
16
comment What is the origin of the term 'coach marks', in the context of software UI?
I assume the origin is literal: Coaches drawing marks on paper to explain plays to their players.
Jul
16
comment Best practice on Web Chat “please wait” messaging
Knowing how long I need to wait for something is absolutely a better UX than not knowing how long I need to wait. So you are definitely in the right sharing that information.
Jul
15
comment Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control?
@GrahamHerrli I'm not aware that it is an existing pattern or that if it is that there is any published research on it. I don't think you're uniquely suited to test it but you do seem to have a use for it, so I'm merely suggesting that the best way to get this research may be to do your own user testing.
Jul
15
comment Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control?
@GrahamHerrli you may be the only one that can answer it. Build it, then test it and see what happens.
Jul
13
comment How many mockups do you typically do for a responsive bootstrap design?
@evanomics then I think that's doable. As long as there is an understanding there, the odds are you'll be in regular communication anyways. You speak the same language, in other words.
Jul
13
comment New to UX. Should I focus on Web Design or UX in general?
I think this question is entirely too broad. But there might be a good question in this. But for us to help, we need to know a lot more information. Why do you want to focus on one vs the other? What criteria do you need help figuring out? What is your ultimate goal post-school? Where are you located?
Jul
13
comment Undo History - Why limit it?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not a UX question.
Jul
13
comment Is it better to do mockups in Photoshop or HTML?
I think the edit actually changes the intent of the question a bit. There's two issues intertwined here: how to create mockups, and how many variations do you show the client. Might warrant putting the 'variations' angle back into the title.
Jul
13
comment Is it better to do mockups in Photoshop or HTML?
One word of caution--I would not 'approve' responsive layouts in Photoshop. Things will invariably have to change once development commences. I'd focus on Photoshop being 'look and feel' but actual responsive layout will happen on the code side.
Jul
13
comment styling of required fields
Your comments below imply that it's not a mutually exclusive option, but your question and design clearly state it's an or situation, which is mutually exclusive. Can you clarify?
Jul
13
comment styling of required fields
@colmcq I'm confused by that. Your question states it's one or the other. Are you saying it can be one and/or the other?
Jul
12
comment Does it matter which direction an icon faces?
I may have missed it, but does that NNG research actually talk about the direction the icon is facing? Also, I think the last question is interesting...but would argue that direction doesn't matter. But if an icon is upside down, that certainly can. (ie, "direction" and "upside down" are different enough issues in this context as to be distinct).
Jul
12
comment Does it matter which direction an icon faces?
@JeromeR we're all nerds here! That's what this place was invented for. :)
Jul
11
comment How many mockups do you typically do for a responsive bootstrap design?
Lots of anonymous downvotes as of late. As always, it's appreciated when you downvote if you could leave a comment as to how an answer could be improved.
Jul
11
comment How many mockups do you typically do for a responsive bootstrap design?
+1 for being a very common question and an even bigger pain point in a lot of software dev processes.
Jul
11
comment Does it matter which direction an icon faces?
I know this is a common point of contention, but that's not really what skeuemorphic means in this context. It's a literal icon, as most are, but there's no actual interacting with the magnifying glass in the UI as you would in real life. A skeuemorph is something that is intended to be interacted with in a way akin to how you'd interact with it in the real world (eg, a virtual button is 'pushed' just like a physical button.)
Jul
11
comment Does it matter which direction an icon faces?
I think this comes down to an aesthetics visual design judgement call more than anything. Do what looks best in the context that it's being used in.