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Aug
13
comment Is it better to use a high quality monitor to design web graphics?
a) everyone should be using 2 monitors...I can't imagine going back to one b) why ruin a good monitor when there's plenty of crappy cheap ones. :) c) there is no 'average badness', the idea is to just have two varying monitors.
Aug
12
comment What font selection tools are available?
THis is a Graphic Design question
Aug
10
comment Shifting a view into inline-edit mode VS. dedicated edit screen?
The answer likely depends heavily on how the carousel is implemented.
Aug
10
comment Is it better to use a high quality monitor to design web graphics?
I'd suggest migrating this to Graphic Design.
Aug
9
comment Why do large websites redirect away from their 'pretty' urls?
The examples are one-task applications. I don't need the URL to tell me I'm logged into Gmail. I also can't 'deep link' via a Gmail URL anyways, so it's not useful for that either.
Aug
8
comment How should my homepage be placed?
There's really not enough information here to properly answer.
Aug
7
comment What are some great web-based prototyping tools?
In other words, for interaction design, I ask: "Why spend all that time and effort to build the interaction in Axure when it won't match the actual interaction anyways?"
Aug
7
comment What are some great web-based prototyping tools?
@Anna it sucks because Axure's logic is not the same as the logic one would use to build the actual interaction. I think Axure is OK for lo-fi wireframing and testing broad site flows. But for building and testing actual interaction design, it's a misleading tool. Yes, one can (and I've seen it done) hack Axure's scripting logic to emulate the interaction, but it's never 100% the same and IMHO takes twice as long to build than it would have in JS/HTML in the first place.
Aug
6
comment Visual language for fixed and fluid widths
I'm not convinced that wireframes need to be responsible for explaining this. I can maybe see situations where it is, but for the most part, wireframes are meant to communicate content and information architecture. This sounds like interaction design, which is best left to prototyping.
Aug
6
comment Full Grid Vs Columnar Grid Layout in Web Designing
"The main reason they say is to avoid scrolls" = sounds like silly and uneducated marching orders.
Aug
4
comment Can a developer be a designer?
"UX is neither development nor visual (CSS) design" though some of the best UX designers I've worked with are one or both of those things as well.
Aug
3
comment Is “Favicon Rain” adding or taking away from UX?
That's kind of going from bad to worse. Is the site a game, or is there a different purpose? I'm guessing the latter. Focus on that instead.
Aug
3
comment Is “Favicon Rain” adding or taking away from UX?
To keep a site fresh and relevant, have fresh and relevant content.
Aug
3
comment Is “Favicon Rain” adding or taking away from UX?
"don't know if this is pertinent to UX". Ask that question. Does your 'favicon rain' enhance the user experience of the user? Or does it distract? Often things done 'just for fun' are bells and whistles that the client may love, but usually don't benefit the end-user a whole lot.
Aug
3
comment Good way to allow user to change city
+1 for using location services
Aug
3
comment Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?
Sure. We all have valid opinions.
Aug
3
comment Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?
I agree not to mess with the zoom settings, but for the opposite reason of what Marjan points out--basically, don't mess with the default expectations of the user if you can. Since iOS does do something specific when you change orientation on a web page, don't mess with that unless you have a good reason to do so.
Aug
3
comment Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?
The idea of being responsive is really about being responsive to the device itself. The idea that the browser does things on its own on orientation change is the device trying to be responsive to the user. IMO, I think that's an OK segregation of responsibilities. But I also realize that it's still very much a landscape in flux and there is no one answer out there yet.
Aug
3
comment Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?
No, not missing the point. Your example is a specific type of content and context. I don't know that I'd agree that 'it's already readable'. I CAN read it, but would prefer it be a bit bigger. Of course, when I rotate, I do get bigger type, but I also get a reflowed layout that is now too wide for my iPhone. So not sure that's ideal either.
Aug
3
comment Responsive Web Design - what should happen when the mobile device is rotated?
If the font size doesn't change at all, then there's really no big difference between the two layouts--except that it's a tad wider. This doesn't seem like a benefit to me. Granted, a lot of this depends on what we're talking about. The specific content is a big factor.