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Mar
31
comment Do password fields on registration forms need to be masked?
Good info! (I updated the answer with a summary. Hope you don't mind)
Mar
31
comment Do password fields on registration forms need to be masked?
@RossTajvar sure...though I don't know how complex pwd restrictions mesh with the issue of whether you show the characters or not as they type. Maybe I'm missing the connection there?
Mar
31
comment Do password fields on registration forms need to be masked?
@RossTajvar I see those as different use cases. I can see needing to log into a web site with someone watching. But if I'm registering, I don't think I'd ever do that while someone is watching me.
Mar
30
comment UX is so subjective that BOSS is always right
Many bosses just want data. They don't necessarily care where it comes from, or if it's properly analyzed, but they want numbers. Give them numbers. User testing is a good place to get some.
Mar
30
comment Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript?
@TheUser1024 and that's why the plugin exists. Those that really want it, can get to it. But the vast majority of web users don't know or care.
Mar
30
comment Pattern Library Software
To use an analogy, it's be like a team that's only full of art directors with none of them able to create an AI file. Good design is as much about the thinking as it is the implementation. I feel strongly that for UX to do its best work, it has to implement what it designs to a) innovate and b) ensure that it's up to their standards.
Mar
30
comment Pattern Library Software
@StewartDean while I agree it's common, I usually find it the problem--especially in large IT departments where there is little to no real front-end dev roles. If you don't have front-end devs, and need to hire them, they can do a lot more as part of the UX team. As for a CSS framework, they're not the same, but overlap. For instance, Bootstrap is a pattern library. A very specific one, mind you.
Mar
29
comment Best web control to change font size
Is this for the user to adjust the fonts to read? If so, I'd argue the best control is the one built into the web browser.
Mar
29
comment Logo position on an eshop
Sure. Why not? Go for it.
Mar
28
comment How to Improve this design, make people understand Accuracy?
It seems the number is more important than the circle. Will everything in the left always be green and everything on the right always red? If so, then the dots are somewhat redundant and are probably getting in the way rather than helping.
Mar
27
comment Does Canadian Accessibility law (AODA) apply to Internal Web Applications?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about law.
Mar
27
comment Does Canadian Accessibility law (AODA) apply to Internal Web Applications?
The UX answer is: It doesn't matter. Your site should always be accessible. Beyond that, it's a legal question.
Mar
25
comment Difference - Font and Typeface
That was true in the days when type was a physical object. But in the digital world, your second example is both a typeface and a font. In other words, it's not so clear.
Mar
25
comment Universal Icon for Religion
given that religion is hardly culturally universal, no. :)
Mar
25
comment Difference - Font and Typeface
An example would be open type. You can now have one opentype font that also happens to contain a complete typeface family (albeit a smaller family).
Mar
25
comment Difference - Font and Typeface
@Bakabaka but it's not absolutely clear. There is no typographic definition set in stone for these terms. In fact, a lot of typographic terms are loosely defined. Historically, we could perhaps be more clear (font = one purchasable set of physical letters at a certain size) but the digital world has blurred things quite a bit.
Mar
25
comment Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?
Ah! That makes sense. I agree.
Mar
24
comment Should you concede to user demands that seem clearly inferior?
I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but what if the full tree view was also filtered via a text box? As for what was the right action here, I think that could/should have been perhaps easier to figure out via some user testing outside of your existing group. Still not a perfect set of data, but might have shed some light on which was easier to use out-of-the-box.
Mar
24
comment Is the concept of a mobile site becoming irrelevant?
I don't agree with all the bullets (for example, for accessibility you need space between links on desktop as well) and issues such as the mega-menus can still be selectively shown via one site with some responsive logic put into the mix. I don't think the bullets add up to justification that you always need separate sites.
Mar
24
comment Best practices for direction control in 2d game on mobile
Given your game screen doesn't cover the entire device screen, I don't know that that would be an issue. You could then have a dedicated button for pause (or, just detect tap vs. swipe).