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answered Why is text justified in newspapers, but not on the web?
Apr
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Apr
26
comment What is the current pixel width standard for a website's content area?
"Responsive ... is time consuming", for whom? Should we make the users spend an accumulated time of (potentially a lot) in order to save the developer a few hours? Unless the site is meaningless, caring for the user is what we do, don't we? :-)
Apr
26
comment How to design a good one-line date picker?
Also, ask yourself (or better the users) if they are mouse-prone or keyboard-ninjas. This would help you choose a design. If they are mouse-ers you would like to display the big calendar upon hover on the calendar icon in order to save them a click.
Apr
26
comment How to design a good one-line date picker?
Yes! Showing all 10 options is too much information and would slow down the user in her rush thru the end of the form. Allow for keyboard entry, and especially enable keys like + and ↑, and the mouse wheel to increase the date number.
Apr
26
comment How to design a good one-line date picker?
+1 for the auto month change on a lower date input
Apr
5
comment What is the best font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?
@Dirk: User Experience Meta "You're doing it wrong" might be the reason you get negatives. It's a bit aggressive and fosters negative reactions. You did it wrong! :-) A better wording would be like "I suggest you evaluate a lateral thinking approach", for example.
Mar
29
answered How to enforce shoes removal in a lobby/house?
Mar
24
comment What do you call this input element where a focus will automatically be transferred to next text field after being filled?
@Graham: you are right in that the users are used to tab to get to the next field. But there are cases, when the users work with the same UI for hours, when they get used and can leverage the autotab feature. There are other cases, like when the UI is accepting a number with a predefined format, like a local phone number, or a CC number, where the autotab feature helps a regular user to keep the transcription in sync. Like when you enter a MS license code. Or an Argentine CUIT (fiscal ID) like 20-04533121-8.
Mar
22
comment Button text based on previous button's context
I foresee some confusion stemming from the [⌃ Select previous] and the [⌄ Next file] buttons. As the look like complementary actions, the wording should also be complementary. Or, the second one should lose the icon for example.
Mar
22
answered Select option to unassign value
Mar
22
comment How would you handle pluralization of irregular nouns such as “person”?
"foot" and "feet"? The number of irregularities is not that huge, and a list can easily obtained in the 'net. I'd implement the "s" thing after having checked against the list. The list allows to say "foot/foots" or whatever if you ever wanted to do so.
Mar
22
comment What do you call this input element where a focus will automatically be transferred to next text field after being filled?
@Graham under certain circumstances this is a blessing. The use case is bureaucratic forms with fixed-length data common in banks, gov offices and the like, with which the user works several hours per day. Else it's annoying.
Mar
17
comment Why do Microwave oven UIs fail?
@Jules Quite right, once you overcome the threshold then complexity comes to help. Usability is, also, a balance between the cost of being able to use "it" against the benefits of doing so. You paid the cost of the learning rampage and reaped the benefits. Good! Sorry to read it's no more so.
Mar
17
comment How do I design a beautiful 6 month calendar view with 15+ event types?
@KjetilNordin you might make those who need to see it all happy by providing an additional "show all" button. And maybe happier by remembering the selection across sessions.
Mar
15
comment What is the best way to deal with very complex forms?
I think the proposed layout is much batter then the labels-on-top one. But in the mockups I see an issue, which is that all fields are the same size. IMO input boxes of the appropriate size for each input give the user a valuable clue, and also contribute to not getting lost in the uniformity. When the user takes the sight out of the screen, for example to check data that is on paper, getting back to an all-the-same-size-fields form is very error prone.
Mar
15
comment How to represent “no data” cells in HTML tables?
If it was my table, I'd display the dashes in light gray, as light as possible, in order to reduce cognitive load. My idea is that those no-information information should be (almost) invisible, unless the user wanted to see them on purpose. This way you can have the best of both worlds.
Mar
15
answered How do I design a beautiful 6 month calendar view with 15+ event types?
Mar
8
comment conversion rate: “Add to cart” button on product list
Seems the CTA makes sense for products the user already know and is buying automatically, like beer and soap.
Mar
8
answered User-friendly name for Boolean options?