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Sep
10
comment Use one page design for website with a detailed “request a quote” form?
What value does a one page site bring to your project? If you can answer that, then there's your answer.
Sep
8
comment The best way to get users to trust a website as an operating system
I'm not sure what the UX question is here, exactly. I don't think you are asking for feedback on using a desktop UI inside a browser, but rather how to sell the idea to your audience who seems confused. That seems to be more of a PR question.
Sep
7
comment Whitespace in Web Design: Why You Should Use It?
The same reasons you'd use it for print: putting focus on particular areas, improving legibility, aiding in comprehension, visual balance, etc.
Sep
6
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
@metamorphosis I'd qualify my opinion with Google's stock prices. :) Granted, it's not just because of UX that Google is where they are at, but I'd argue if this was truly a usability issue for Google, they'd have done something about it already--as ad revenue from google searches is a major part of their business model. NOT that I don't agree that it's generically a usability concern, but as with much of UX, it really does depend heavily on context.
Sep
5
comment Do people who are not power users open links in new tabs?
But would it matter? Since the back button serves this purpose fine, and most anyone is familiar with that, why not let the user handle that if they are OK with that.
Sep
5
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
@metamorphosis my opinion is the same in both situations. Google is making a calculated decision here.
Sep
4
comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
@Jayfang that is an excellent point.
Sep
4
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
@metamorphosis I disagree with that. Everyone uses a computer today. They may not be power users, but they certainly aren't novices. Knowing how to 'google something' seems a pretty standard skill no matter one's roll in the office these days. For those that have yet to use google, I don't know if Google benefits from catering the UI to them. Seems they'd generate more revenue from power users anyways.
Sep
3
comment Checkbox vs toggle
This convolutes things even more, though. On iOS, where the toggle is prevalent (for better or worse) it's a replacement for a checkbox. The examples at the bottom ore being used as replacements for radio buttons. So I'd say you're not using a not-so great pattern for a checkbox in a way it was never intended for. That said, I do understand the logic and reasoning behind it. Just note that it is a very atypical use of the toggle.
Sep
3
comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
I think it's less about finding the 'point where we call it alpha' and more about 'using a development process that accommodates this from the start'. Agile would be the first thought...as Agile processes tend to be better suited for this than waterfall. Also look at LEAN UX.
Sep
3
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
That's an interesting example. Good point.
Sep
3
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
Amazon does an amazing amount of user testing and research, though. So if Amazon is breaking best practices, it could be that the best practices are out of date.
Sep
3
comment Isn't www.google.com violating one of the most important design and usability principles?
But are there novice Google users? It may simply be that it's an audience that is so small, Google finds it not worth focusing on.
Sep
3
comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
I think the only answer is "when it makes sense to do so." It's going to vary wildly depending on the team, product, company, process, etc.
Sep
3
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. :)