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comment Which anchor text variation provides the best experience?
Someone totally unfamiliar with computers that they don't know what links looks like probably wouldn't know what "click" means either, and they're probably going to be using a tablet or mobile phone, in which case they'll be looking for a mouse to connect to their phone.
Aug
30
comment Top-down hamburger menu / is it a cool experience regarding my application?
For an opposing case, Twitter's Bootstrap uses vertical hamburger menu.
Aug
13
comment Is there an html character entity which can represent “Admin”?
@JukkaK.Korpela: yes, you're correct, that, and to add the word admin as a hint what it means whatever symbols you end up using.
Aug
13
comment Best way to convince managers importance of typography
I came reading the articles to find how much the effect of poor typography is to believability of an article or conversion rate, which is probably what most marketers would be concerned about. While most of the articles claims that typography affects these (and I don't doubt that poor typography could hurt these factors), none of articles mentioned how large the effect actually is.
Aug
13
comment Best way to convince managers importance of typography
Combine misleading graphs, lots of anecdotes, no mentions of effect sizes, citing experts opinions outside of context, lack of reference that can be followed, and abuse of statistics hidden in plain sight, and you can convince people of anything. I read all the articles you mentioned and I think they all provide very poor evidence for their claims.
Aug
4
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
The idea that I had is similar to this, but I'd also suggest using thinner line for 0 and thicker line for 1, as to not rely on color alone. Additionally, to maintain usability for non color blind users, the code could also represent the 6-bit RGB color code for the cable's color (e.g. red = 110000), thus you won't need separate manual for normal and color blind people. Alternatively, the code could be designed so it can be read backwards and forwards without changing meaning, allowing easy reading when the cable is aligned the wrong way, and no need for the special blue stripe.
Jul
4
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
Most computer screens are oriented landscape, so they do not lack horizontal space as much as vertical space, so I would say, scrap the vertical text to start with.
Jul
4
comment Is there a good alternative to zebra stripes when rows use drag-and-drop reordering?
Why not just highlight on hover? That works well on all devices that have pointing device. On touchscreen, you can highlight on single tap.
Jun
3
comment What's the Friendliest 'Back' Button?
+1 for providing multiple different ways, but IMO having both the "back to X" button and the close button is probably too similar that people will be wondering if there's any difference. I'd also suggest making the browser's Back button close the modal as well.
May
16
comment Good UX for inputting 14 different times
Then they probably should get a numeric keypad with tab keys or figure out how to remap their keyboard. In any case, this is a UI for entering 14 items, not 1000, there's no reason to break the convention for this.
May
16
comment Good UX for inputting 14 different times
The enter key should not move input to the next, that's what the Tab key is for.
Mar
4
comment Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?
What do you mean exactly by "traditional" homepage? A wall of text with some spec tables sprinkled around?
Mar
2
comment Why do the popular browsers copy each other's user interfaces?
All TV remotes have their power on the top, a 3x3 digit keypad with the lower numbers on top, and below that keypad are the volume buttons and channel buttons and other sorted buttons. They all have strikingly similar basic layouts even when they come from different manufacturers. Do they copy each other?
Feb
18
comment Designing for Perpetual Beginners
General advices are always for the general case, if the advice doesn't apply to your situation the it doesn't apply.
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
@ColinSharpe: can you get a popup story book in an ebook format? Can you get an interactive, multimedia story book in paper format? Just because we both use spoons for the soup doesn't mean that either of us is wrong when I used a spoon to eat a cheesecake while you used a fork for the same.
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
paper is easily sharable. Yes just mail it through your friendly local post office and hopefully it will arrive two weeks later.
Oct
5
comment Is a book more user friendly than an e-book?
@JonW: I'm sure people will be complaining about the lost 'souls' from reading ebooks once/if we have developed a technology to download information directly to your mind.
Aug
22
comment Is email field assistance still necessary?
@forthrin: quite the contrary, I'll be less inclined to fill in my real email address on a registration form. With contact form, I'm generally interested in a reply (might still not put in real email address if I just want to drop anonymous note, but that rarely happens), with registration, I'm only interested in getting whatever it is I'm registering for and if I can get by without providing real email address, then it shouldn't ask for email.
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.