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Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment On a mobile device, where in the navigation menu should “login” be placed?
Thanks, Rich. Given that this is for a mobile layout (and restrictions of the design) it is a requirement that the login option be placed within a drop down menu. I agree that the item should probably be placed at the very top, but since there is no mouse in this use case the reasoning here doesn't quite work. But you're right, it is logical to place related items together. Thanks.
Sep
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asked On a mobile device, where in the navigation menu should “login” be placed?
Apr
24
comment How to explain UX design to school children?
I can only echo the above comment. Incredibly well answered!
Apr
24
comment Force a PDF download vs allowing the user to view in browser first
A very good question. I don't know of any research myself but intuition says allowing the user to view the document in browser is the best option as it reduces user involvement. Quite often a user will be required to view a pdf in search of information that may or may not be within, it's a pretty poor experience if a user is to download multiple documents when these may be of no use. - obviously I realise there are exceptions to the rule (as stated above).
Mar
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
10
comment Contact form on mobile vs. mailto: link?
I agree entirely with Nicolas. Whilst there is good argument that every smartphone now has a native mail app, who's to the say the user has it set up? If they haven't, then that's a barrier. A barrier preventing the user from reaching you. Barriers are bad. A web form on the other hand allows anyone to mail you, regardless of whether or not they've set up their native mail application. Give users the choice, but never drop the web form.
Jan
28
asked Using a column based layout for text content
Dec
23
comment What might be the most intuitive positioning for a “Hide Page” CTA?
Thanks Vitaly - Your suggestion is along the same lines as what I was thinking, although you run into issues when it comes to small screens. I decided to run a bar the full width of the screen, fixed to the top of the browser window. It includes a logo and text to say it can be clicked anywhere, or alternatively the escape key can be used. Thanks also for the point on the use of "CTA", I reluctantly used this as I could not think of what else to call it. CTA was for me, a close alternative that would be understood.
Dec
23
revised What might be the most intuitive positioning for a “Hide Page” CTA?
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Dec
23
asked What might be the most intuitive positioning for a “Hide Page” CTA?
Dec
23
comment Is Empathic Design a part of User Centered Design?
Props to you sir for an exceedingly good answer! +1
Dec
22
answered In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?
Dec
3
comment Are spam bots actually better than real users at solving captcha codes?
+1 This is great solution.
Dec
3
answered Are spam bots actually better than real users at solving captcha codes?
Dec
1
comment What’s the use of vertical guide lines when filling out forms using handwriting?
@FormulateInformationDesign Thanks for your comment (and the downvote), but I would disagree. I know you have referenced a study, and the findings cannot be denied. But the study was conducted a fair while ago now. OCR systems have improved over this time. We have to remember that the use of comb fields is predominantly for the transfer of form information onto a database, usually via an OCR system. Joined handwriting differing from person to person would make it impossible for the OCR to decipher, whereas separated capitals provide a constant for the OCR to recognise.
Nov
30
comment Where to redirect after successful login?
It's all down to the use case. Users should be directed a page where they can obtain the most value. So from what you've described, it sounds as though the Homepage is your best bet. Definitely don't insert a page thanking the user, it's an extra step that isn't required and the user does not expect.
Nov
30
answered Usability or Content: Knowing which is the cause of the problem?
Nov
30
comment Common screen resolution? (In a business environment)
+1 For the keeping to the iPad resolution, suggestion.