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Aug
21
comment Is email field assistance still necessary?
The 1 in 15 thing, I think is irrelevant. If your form has mandatory email field, but I don't see a need why you should have my email address, I'll type in trash that looks like email address to parsers, but isn't actually my email address. The solution to this is not by validating email address, but by not asking in the first place or making it optional and show why it is in my best interest to include my email address.
Aug
17
comment What is the difference between web design and front-end development?
If you see these terms as job titles, then you really have to ask them what they meant with these because they are rarely used in the strict, textbook definitions. People whose titles are Web Designer role are often asked to code while Front-end Developers are also often asked to design. It varies widely from place to place.
Aug
15
awarded  Good Question
Aug
14
awarded  Custodian
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Designing a password/authentication system usable for young children in a classroom
Aug
14
revised Designing a password/authentication system usable for young children in a classroom
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Aug
14
comment Designing a password/authentication system usable for young children in a classroom
@MichaelLai: yes, this is for an actual system (though since the system is already half implemented, what is learnt here may not end up in the final implementation). One of my colleagues who were an educational researcher said, many systems sidesteps this issue by not collecting any data in the system (e.g. submissions are paper-based, profiles are only per-session), there are also another system that basically accepts the burden for teachers to reset passwords, and another that makes the teacher know everyone's passwords. Nothing that we know of have a satisfactory solution.
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
14
comment Should the middle mouse button close tabs?
@MarjanVenema: contrary to your experience, I have not been able to find any two-button mice in the recent years. All mouses/touchpads I can find always have a scroll wheel/button. Nowadays, I wouldn't be able to live with a mouse that doesn't have a scroll wheel/button.
Aug
14
awarded  Student
Aug
14
asked Designing a password/authentication system usable for young children in a classroom
Aug
9
comment How to make font that clearly distinct “b” and “d” without sacrificing legibility
I don't think this will work well on smaller texts.
Aug
8
comment On a news website, should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default?
For news website in particular, I think ordering results by date alone is counter productive. If I want to search among recent news, I'd be better off browsing the list of recent news. I'd typically only use the search function in a news site to look for something in the old archives.
Aug
8
comment On a news website, should search results be ordered by relevancy or date by default?
+1. OP need to distinguish between "textual relevancy" (a statistical analysis of the frequency of search keyword in text) and "actual relevancy" (an ordering rule that is specifically designed to optimize the goal of the task at hand). Actual relevancy typically incorporate textual relevancy, recency, popularity among similar searchers, among various other metrics.
Jul
27
comment Submit and Reset button, what's the best order?
@JonW: I think "Reset first" and "submit button on the right" are the same thing, I'm not quite sure what you're unsure about. I think the claim that moving to the right is easier is questionable though.
Jun
26
comment Long loading bar vs. short loading bar?
I'm not quite sure if this answer applies, people do not read progress bar, they scan it. I'd guess that the peripheral vision might be sufficient to understand a progress bar.
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
comment Is there a better character than the asterisk to indicate a modified document?
For variety, Vim uses a plus (+) sign after the file name to indicate modified document.
May
5
comment Differences between iOS and Android GUIs
One quote I've heard (though I can't remember from whom) is that if you borrow someone else's Android phone you'll most likely not be able to make sense of its home screen. Just like cooking at someone else's kitchen, the way cooking appliances are organized makes sense only to the owner because it's heavily personalized to how they used the kitchen. You need to own your own Android device and arrange things to your own liking to be able to properly assess Android's usability; borrowing someone else's won't give you an accurate perception.
May
5
comment Card sort with 'Don't know' group
You could put a limit, say 3 don't knows per person per session or 5 active don't knows per person at any one time.