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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
answered Greyed-Out vs Invisible
Dec
3
comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
Also, by using "Yes/No" instead of "Checkbox" you can later decide to use another input (e.g. the already mentioned slider switch) without confusing the user. It's cleaner and "content centered" rather than "function centered".
Dec
3
answered How to convey a true/false value to a user?
Dec
3
comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
I'm pretty sure that for this sort of input it heavily depends on the label how intuitive (or not) they end up in a form. Since, in this case, the users will generate the labels themselves, I'm willing to bet they can come up with more intuitive labels for checkboxes. They are just more flexible in terms of what states they may describe than these switches, where the label would have to match the state (are the states "on/off"? "yes/no"? – see Roger's excellent explanation).
Dec
3
comment How to convey a true/false value to a user?
You maybe want to reconsider "Integer" and "Number" too, I'd vote to label those "Number (no decimals)" or "Number (with decimals)". Actually, it'd be even easier if you just go with "Number" and, technically, always use float. The user will probably not distinguish between the two before he encounters the option to choose one.
Oct
13
answered How to clean up this search bar
Oct
10
answered Combining text entry and drop down functionality
Oct
7
answered Placement of Buy now/Download buttons
Oct
4
awarded  Commentator
Oct
4
awarded  Critic
Oct
4
comment What is best practice for designing form error messages?
I'm curious as to what your final statement is based upon: "Stil the traditional way of marking mandate fields with '*' is the best", as opposed to the findings of the UX Movement here: uxmovement.com/forms/…
Oct
2
awarded  Revival
Oct
2
revised Editing an array of numbers which length is variable
added suggestion #2
Oct
2
comment Editing an array of numbers which length is variable
I think that more than one attribute in a single text field will lead to quite a lot of confusion along any non-programming-savvy users. Even more confusing is the second suggestion, for it combines separating and non-separating of information in one input group. This one screams for confusion. I'm shivering at the mere thought of possible hint-texts for these fields.
Oct
2
answered Editing an array of numbers which length is variable
Oct
2
comment Why are Inverted Colors considered an accessibility feature?
You also need to think about the phsyics of the medium. A computer screen is emitting light. Light text on a dark background is perceived to have stronger contrast because, actually, it does, because the glow doesn't run "in" from outside the letterforms, but out of them. Also the screen is not, compared to paper or E-Ink, a constant image, but a "flickering" one (even at nowadays high rates). This tires the eyes. Less white = less flickering = less strain on the eyes.
Oct
1
answered What is best practice for designing form error messages?
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Answer