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Jul
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comment Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?
Another point here is that the individual values blend together when ordered horizontally, and the wrapping point is often arbitrarily determined (by the size of the container, say) rather than meaningful. Meanwhile, a vertical list keeps each value discrete.
Jun
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
8
comment Sorting content on listing pages without displaying date
Thanks for your feedback, guys. We ended up going with "newest / oldest," without showing the exact date of the items. The client was comfortable with this compromise, and we found it to be clear visibly as long as the sorting mechanism is prominent.
Dec
16
awarded  Teacher
Dec
13
answered Website Design/Functionality: What's the best workflow for new user registration?
Dec
13
awarded  Scholar
Dec
13
accepted What are your thoughts on using iconography to represent complex ideas?
Dec
13
asked Sorting content on listing pages without displaying date
Nov
15
comment What are your thoughts on using iconography to represent complex ideas?
I agree that they're extraneous as icon-par-icons, but are they useful as visual differentiators even if people can't tell what they represent without the surrounding context?
Nov
15
comment What are your thoughts on using iconography to represent complex ideas?
The value would likely just be in making the big list of otherwise text-only results a little more visually interesting. There's a small chance that users would begin to recognize the icons as they navigate the site repeatedly, but they'd never be seeing them without the corresponding text anyway, so that isn't really a motivating factor.
Nov
15
asked What are your thoughts on using iconography to represent complex ideas?
Feb
25
awarded  Supporter
Jan
16
answered Explaining complex terms
Jan
16
asked What are some examples of wireframe workshop activities?
Nov
14
comment How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?
Thank you! The idea of linking out within the nav is something I'd consider "The Nuclear Option" because of its prominence on the page, but it could be very powerful - as long as it's named correctly. Usually I'd want to signify that a link was going to take the user offsite, but in this case there's something to be said for linking to another site as if it's not a separate site - because it's within the same family of sites and therefore can be trusted as much as the linking site. Could be a helpful tool here.
Nov
13
awarded  Student
Nov
13
comment How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?
That's definitely a possibility here, and one of the ones I've been working with - promo boxes that suggest (at least temporarily, until the new site designs have been live for a while longer and are more entrenched in the thoughtspace) that the other site is better suited for the visitor's needs than this one. Typically I know you wouldn't want to spend valuable screen real estate on an audience you're not trying to court for your site, but we are trying to court them for our network of sites.
Nov
13
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Nov
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revised How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?
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Nov
13
asked How do you effectively steer a user OFF your site and onto another one?