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Jan
17
comment What's a good image size target for a store's products?
FWIW, bigger is better in that you can always easily downsize. Harder to upsize.
Jan
17
comment Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?
@VoronoiPotato yes, good point, if it's not parsing the HTML. "I'm saying YOUR defense is not sufficient to reduce spam, but others ARE." = OK, that's a fair opinion. I'm just offering up a different one that is "All client-side solutions have faults. To say one is generically better/worse than the next is of little use. It all depends on the specifics of your project...but ideally (as this is a UX site), don't put the burden on the user if you can avoid it"
Jan
17
comment Why do most public buses and trains have a uniform chair height?
Not sure this is a UX question as much as it is a cost control/manufacturing efficiency/etc question.
Jan
17
comment Mobile search screen button layout (Search|Reset)
proximity is the issue more than anything in this case, IMHO. In all those examples, they are just too close to be a 'safe' target.
Jan
17
comment Is there a name for this kind of design flaw?
@daniel.sedlacek there's likely more fecal matter on your keyboard than the toilet you came from.
Jan
17
comment Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?
@VoronoiPotato and my point that any UI layer of 'protection' can be circumvented. If that's a problem, then don't do this on the UI. If it's not a problem, then someone just has to weigh the pros and cons of ease of use for the customer vs. type/amount of 'protection'. Sometimes a CAPTCHA is an OK decision. Some times this Spamicide example may be. Other times, neither may be. As for a headless browser, that shouldn't have any bearing on it...the bot is still parsing the HTML directly and will see the field.
Jan
17
comment Safe to assume majority of mobile visitors will have double density display?
Which device as a 3.0 pixel ratio!? I need to get one!
Jan
17
comment 50% of the site responsive / 50% old vs. the whole site is old
This is an interesting question! Thanks for asking it...I imagine it's relevant to a lot of situations these days.
Jan
17
comment Safe to assume majority of mobile visitors will have double density display?
It depends entirely on who the vast majority of visitors to your site is. But, in general, why would you want to design something that only works on retina anyways?
Jan
17
comment Should I validate input if I don't care?
Yes, the inability to use a '+' in email address fields is incredibly annoying (and still seemingly widespread).
Jan
17
comment Should I validate input if I don't care?
Why/how is the 'type' important to your application? If it's important, then likely you do need to validate. If not, then there's no need.
Jan
17
comment How to make the switch from full stack dev to UI/UX developer? And, do UI/UX devs exist?
I can't give you much long-term career advice. As I'm still trying to figure it all out myself! That said, having had some .gov experience, they often have a legal mandate to be accessible. That takes some work and smart thinking and it's often a good 'in' to a broader discussion of UX in general. That might be a good opening. Feel free to jump into chat if you have other questions. I'll be in there for a bit.
Jan
17
comment How to make the switch from full stack dev to UI/UX developer? And, do UI/UX devs exist?
I actually come from an art background (Graphic design) that then migrated to development, then back to design, then to UX, back to design and development, and then back to UX. Tomorrow, who knows? :) As such, I would say no, you don't have to 'pick' UI vs. UX. If you like UI, stick with it. The UX will likely come naturally as you investigate and hone your UI skills. IMHO, the fact that you even think of those things makes you a UX designer already. :)
Jan
17
comment How to make the switch from full stack dev to UI/UX developer? And, do UI/UX devs exist?
sorry, I should have elaborated. I've always used FED to refer to "Front End Developer"
Jan
17
comment When should a website show only a headline on the first screen a user sees?
@Salman I agree. I think the phrase "rules are meant to be broken" can apply as well. :)
Jan
17
comment How to make the switch from full stack dev to UI/UX developer? And, do UI/UX devs exist?
In that UX as a broad term doesn't involve 'developing the code' I do agree. That said, I've certainly been on UX teams that have embraced FED and had developers on the UX team. So I do think you can have 'developer roles within a UX group' though what you'd call that, I don't know. I do love the idea of "UX Culture". I've always believed that the the goal of the UX profession should be to eventually eliminate the need for dedicated UX teams. :)
Jan
17
comment When should a website show only a headline on the first screen a user sees?
@ridiculouslyhappy "Less is more" is a truism--but don't confuse that with, say, a mathematical proof. Mies van der Rohe co-opted the phrase, rightfully so, but it isn't meant to be a hard rule. It just a bit of advice to consider. But it's not always going to fit the particular needs of the particular client and project you are working on.
Jan
17
comment When should a website show only a headline on the first screen a user sees?
@ridiculouslyhappy for a number of reasons, the least of which is I have absolutely no idea what the company does from their home page. That's usually a bad sign. It's also full of so many bells and whistles that I'm distracted rather than engaged.
Jan
16
comment Difference between Lead UX and Senior UX Designer?
"designations are organizational specific" = I think that's the key.
Jan
16
comment What's the difference between [website.com/directory] and [domain.website.com]?
From a UX perspective, the user doesn't really care what server they are going to, so I don't know if that's all that germane to the question.