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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.
Mar
7
comment Why do most public toilet doors open inwards?
hadn't we invented a door that can swing both ways two million years ago?
Jan
17
comment Pagination urls
@DA01: Have you never had to type a URL? Almost never except when typing domain name-only URL; when typing a URL that have other parts, 95% of the time I clicked on them and the remaining 5% I copy-pasted.
Jan
17
revised Designing blog URLs
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Jan
17
revised Designing blog URLs
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Jan
17
answered Designing blog URLs
Jan
17
comment Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?
@marcintreder: The back button normally should never terminate the app, Android apps should never bother the user about starting or terminating the app, instead it should give the illusion that the app is never terminated. If an app still has activities that requires any user input, and the OS decides to terminate your app, the app should save its current state and automatically restore it when the user comes back to the application later. Android fans do not know about the function of back as a close app because that's not the normal, expected behavior of apps.
Jan
17
comment Buttons and links for website navigation
@MichaelZuschlag: the way I see it, it is no gray area; the Ask Question button navigates to the question asking form, it does not modify the website in any way. Clicking on the Ask Question button is idempotent; only when you click on the "Post Your Question" is when the website is visibly modified.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
I'm not too worried since it's not my regular password and I don't store anything more important than cat videos on my phone (not that I store any cat videos in my phone or anywhere); but that's beside the point.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
"all phones are not touch screens" have a totally different meaning than "not all phones are touch screen".
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
My pattern are quite simple, no inter-crossing lines (e.g. 1524) or cross-diagonals (e.g. 18 or 29), there is only straight lines and adjacent diagonals. But it always took them a few retries and repeat to finally get the right pattern. In any case, it's much harder for people to remember abstract shapes than to remember numbers that have well-defined symbols and names.
Dec
31
comment What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?
Why are they less abstract? Say I'm trying to describe over to my friend over the phone that my password pattern is in the shape of "inverted triangle that starts with the top-left and end in the middle left" (FYI, not my real pattern), that takes so many words, alternatively I can describe that same pattern as 1384 but that brings us back to remembering numbers. Several times, I've shown my screen to my friends and draw my pattern, nobody can remember how I draw it even after giving them a description of what I was trying to draw.