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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).
Mar
23
comment Best practices for direction control in 2d game on mobile
But note that a side scroller is a very different gaming experience than Pac-Man.
Mar
23
comment Best practices for direction control in 2d game on mobile
The 'official' pacman game uses swipe controls, which I think are quite nice. The biggest advantage is having the full screen as a target rather than individual buttons.
Mar
22
comment Should I use the name “Enter” or “Return” key?
just be consistent
Mar
21
comment In a Single Page Application should the page reload on login/logout
The point of logging out is to get rid of the data on screen, so I think most people would want the page to refresh...possibly to a mostly blank 'you have successfully logged out' type of message.
Mar
21
comment Standardization vs uniqueness in web design
Bootstrap is definitely intended to be a starting point. A way to get things set up for building a responsive web site. As to how far one should customize the look and feel, well, there's no simple answer to that. It all depends. But yes, in general, you likely rarely want to use the default look and feel.
Mar
21
comment Smoothly transitioning from mouse drag to text entry
That's the catch with command-line UIs. They can be incredibly easy/fast to use for those that are experienced, but don't reveal their capabilities to beginners.
Mar
21
comment Smoothly transitioning from mouse drag to text entry
Ah. Well, I think your 'show a text box upon selection' idea is perhaps the direction to go in. Some of your other ideas, though, appear to be turning the text box into more of a command-line UI. This isn't necessarily bad, but success may be highly contingent on the type of users using your app.
Mar
21
comment Smoothly transitioning from mouse drag to text entry
So, if a user selects those 6 as a 'region' are they then typing in 6 properties, or just one property that applies to all six?
Mar
21
comment Smoothly transitioning from mouse drag to text entry
what does the drag-selection accomplish? Does it allow them to enter one text field and have it applied to all 6 selected items at once?
Mar
21
comment Showing user's (name) initials but what if more than 1 user have the same initials?
Are people only looking for their own initials, or is it that everyone should know who is assigned everything? If the latter, I think you need to go back and rethink the importance of this bit of data on screen. Seems too important to be reduced to initials.
Mar
20
comment How to make user to believe that they have visited the best site?
This reads a bit like SPAM to me. But in case it isn't, the answer is: animated GIFs of kittens.
Mar
20
comment Toggling visibility of right sidebar on/off
In the era of touch screens, do not rely on hover interactions.
Mar
20
comment What's the best way to keep all section headers visible in a long collapsible sidebar menu?
That is essentially an accordion menu. Pretty standard option. That said, what's not standard is a paragraph of text for each link. It may make perfect sense for your needs, but that's somewhat atypical. If it makes sense to have that much text, it may make more sense to consider an index or TOC type of navigation for your site rather than a side bar.
Mar
19
comment Is there a universally recognizable “Download” button?
thenounproject.com/search/?q=download = no one particular icon, but all tend to share the 'downward arrow' as part of the metaphor.
Mar
19
comment How best to show server availability over a 24 hour period?
The flaw here is taking linear time and chopping it up along two axis. That MIGHT be useful if the goal is to find an hourly pattern but beyond that need, it seems completely irrelevant.
Mar
19
comment Full width header vs standard width header
@XaviAlsina again, there is no real way to answer that without seeing the site and offering up opinions.
Mar
19
comment Pattern Library Software
@imperative not necessarily, though it could be. It's really more about 'build a better wheel and don't re-invent it every time'
Mar
18
comment Placing Adobe pdf into Axure
Yes, please do chime in on that conversation.
Mar
18
comment Are editable grids and split pages with tabs bad web UX?
It's bad UX unless you need it. Huge tables of data often need horizontal scrolling. So if you need the data, then that's OK.