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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
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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.
May
3
comment What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?
The variation between the guidelines is mostly due to differing pixel densities I'm pretty sure most of the guidelines are measuring in "device independent pixels", which may or may not corresponds to physical pixels
Apr
30
comment A single, long load - or multiple short loads, which would provide a better experience?
I'll just add 4. Make sure the resources are cached by the browser so they do not need to be loaded more than once; also set caching headers so caching proxies can cache them. Use CDN if it's within your budget. Also make sure you have expiry strategy.
Apr
30
comment When Back Button is Expected but Not Supported, The Least Invasive User Assistance?
+1 for History API; however, the best solution is of course to avoid breaking the back button in the first place.
Apr
25
comment Why are child-resistant packages sometimes easier to open by kids than adults?
+1 for a detailed outline of the testing procedure. Child-resistant packaging is probably a misnomer, it really should be called infant-resistant packaging. Children around 8-10 years old generally have enough sensibility to follow instruction when an adult told them that the medicine is not for them. The only time a child at that age might open the bottle AND consume and overdose on it is probably if the child is suicidal, then you have a BIGGER problem than child-resistant packaging.
Apr
25
comment What to present when wrong log in information entered
how so? If a user with such username exists, it's shown again and if no user with such username exists, it's also shown again. What can the hacker infer from that?
Apr
25
revised Why are child-resistant packages sometimes easier to open by kids than adults?
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Apr
25
suggested suggested edit on Why are child-resistant packages sometimes easier to open by kids than adults?
Apr
25
comment Why are child-resistant packages sometimes easier to open by kids than adults?
I don't see how this relates to child resistant packaging. Child-resistant packaging usually relies on hand dexterity that very young children may not have developed; the linked article seems to be more about mental/motor learning instead of dexterity.
Apr
25
comment What to present when wrong log in information entered
I disagree, you should always clear password but not username. As @BennySkogberg pointed out, the reason is that the user can read and fix faulty username, but they cannot (easily) fix faulty password because it's masked. Either way, doing this will not give an attacker any information that he didn't already know (that he inputted a certain username, which may or may not exist in the system).
Apr
18
revised Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?
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Apr
18
answered Minimalism, Maximalism(?) or whatever?