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Mar
4
comment Navigation drops down immediately
re: "constant reference point" = But note that as the OP points out, it's not constant. It's usually hidden.
Mar
4
comment Navigation drops down immediately
If you are thinking of dropping the navigation automatically to make it noticeable, the issue is maybe that you need to rethink the 'one tab' approach altogether. Note that Amazon can get away with things that other places can't simply due to how many people are already familiar with Amazon.
Mar
4
comment Why do we use informal language when the user encounters an error or issue?
I have to agree with @hynes this is a GREAT answer for english.SE but really doesn't address the UX aspect why it's good (or bad) to use a 'casual voice' when messaging the user.
Mar
4
comment Should nodes without pages be included in breadcrumbs?
Can you provide an example of where this would be the case? The point of this type of topic-based breadcrumbs is to allow a person to back to the particular node they want to re-branch from. There should be a link in each case as that's how they would have originally gotten to that branch to begin with.
Mar
4
comment Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?
-1 an article that has "x reasons" and "is awesome" as its title is not one I'd trust as empirical evidence. In fact, that's mostly just a 'this is cool' type of opinion piece. That is fine, but not something I feel we should be quoting as UX research by any means.
Mar
4
comment Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?
A 'traditional' home page = 2 minute flash intro. :)
Mar
4
comment Parallax scrolling and accessibility
Good answer, but perhaps mixing usability issues with accessibility. I personally find that OK, as they are intertwined, but if we're strictly talking about the accessibility of content, it may make sense to separate it a bit.
Mar
4
comment Parallax scrolling and accessibility
Downvoter care to explain?
Mar
4
comment Bitcoin's User Experience
It's a plus if your users use bitcoin (in other words, to answer this question, we'd need to know a lot more about your site and your customers). Also, in terms of UX, the legitimacy of the currency (either real or perceived) can make a rather large impact.
Mar
4
comment Parallax scrolling and accessibility
That post is almost 20 years ago. Plus it's Nielsen. Take it with a gigantic grain of salt.
Mar
3
comment Are there any letters/numbers that should be avoided in an ID?
Those are the big ones (ones/els and zeros/ohs). Eliminating those can eliminate a majority of the problems, IMHO.
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
@obelia I'm with you. I think it's the phrase "theory of evolution" that was my hang up.
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
Ah, sorry Colin...I missed your latter comment. So yes, it sounds like you are talking about non-biological evolution so I'd suggest revising the question slightly so that it doesn't mention "theory of evolution" which tends to be the biological definition. (I would agree that interfaces evolve all the time...but aren't obeying the biological theory of evolution in doing so)
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
But in regards to "do the most usable survive" I'd say, no. At least, there's no consistency with that. Quite often, the "most marketed" is what survives--regardless of how bad the UI is (see: anything PeopleSoft makes, anything IBM makes, SharePoint, etc)
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
@obelia evolution as a generic term, can. The "Theory of Evolution", however, is something rather specific and is in a different scientific field. If there is research out there that compares it to other fields, it would likely be philosophical in nature--rather than scientific.
Mar
2
comment Do interfaces evolve?
I think you are mixing evolutionary science with UX. There is zero correlation with the principles since they principles of evolution are based on biology. (though...maybe there'll be a crossover once we figure out organic computing and AI...)
Mar
2
comment Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes?
I have a hunch that statement was an over-generalization. It's never really been true in print, for example. Black on off-white or gray, sure...but not pure white.
Mar
2
comment Dark or white color theme is better for the eyes?
It can't be answered without understanding the full context of the application, the users, the content, the functionality, the use cases, etc, etc.
Mar
2
comment Question for a collage maker app
This isn't really a UX question.
Mar
1
comment Why do the popular browsers copy each other's user interfaces?
"Chrome really nailed the browser UI" = that might be more of a matter of opinion than fact, though. While I love Chrome, I don't know that I'd say they 'nailed it'