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Feb
8
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
@Nrgdallas: telling the user that you're geolocating by IP Address is IMO not more evil than not telling that your server log contains IP address or using some Analytics service, which almost every site does.
Feb
6
answered How well does Google Maps work in a responsive environment?
Feb
6
revised Is database too technical a term for user?
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Feb
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revised Is database too technical a term for user?
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Feb
5
revised How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
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Feb
5
revised How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
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Feb
5
answered How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
Feb
5
answered Is database too technical a term for user?
Dec
12
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
Skype's startup sound IS annoying AND intrusive. And worse, there is no option to turn it off in the mobile client. There's a reason I get nervous every single time I need to start Skype.
Oct
1
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
comment Why do users erase all the password when they hit one wrong key, instead of just the last wrong character?
another issue is that if you have a long password, then you really don't want to waste your time counting all those stars, only to count it wrong and have to retype everything again anyway.
Sep
24
comment Is it good practice to force users to give us their email address before showing them our site?
selling boutique wines to high-end clients that would only work if you already had a credibility to do it, or you are confident you can build that credibility.
Aug
18
comment Psychology behind $0.99 for paid apps, but $1.00 for donation apps?
It seems the only agreement here is that "Capitalism is whatever I defined it to be".
Jul
15
comment Why does ux.stackexchange.com use a darker colour to indicate visited links?
IMO the lighter color are easier to miss, especially since ignored tags are supposedly shaded in lighter color.
Jul
13
comment User perception on non “.com” top level domains
When there are billions of requests made to the APIs, shorter URIs provide a slight gain of performance and bandwidth usage. Microoptimization?
Jul
13
comment User perception on non “.com” top level domains
unless your website is targetted to Colombian market or that you're writing a URL shortener, I'd say not to use .co domain.
Jul
13
comment Should the space between the checkbox and label be clickable?
alternatively, you can set the label and checkbox to display: block; float: left; to remove the unclickable space and add a small padding to add some clickable space.
Apr
11
comment Could scaring users be good UX?
that's pretty much reason why I had a heavily customized .vimrc file, but generally left firefox's about:config alone unless I really need to. IMO, plain text is much easier to deal for advanced settings than registries. Of course a well-designed GUI trumps both, but it's simply not possible to create a well-designed GUI for every settings on a program that have thousands of knobs and tweaks that interact with each other in strange ways.
Apr
11
comment Could scaring users be good UX?
I find registry generally scarier to edit than plain text files; registry appears to me to be more fragile and is definitely much harder to backup and restore. With plain text files, if I mess anything up, I'd just copy the backup file, restart, and things will be all well again, with registry... not so much, that is assuming the OS is well enough to run the regedit. With plain text files, even if the OS won't boot, I'd just pop in any kind of Live CD, restore the backup file, and make another go.
Mar
19
comment Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
@DA01: the argument don't apply in this case, the infographic was rehosted on imgur.com and stack exchange sites all have nofollow, which means posting the infographic here would bring nothing to the creator.